If a 2005 kia optima shut off whilst driving but the lights and radio were still on and you pulled it over and tried starting it again and it wouldn't what might be wrong?
alternator may be the issue
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I had a dodge omni that did that exact thing and it turned out to be a $15.00 part that was located under the distributor. I forgot the name of the part though. . Answer this same problem happened to me..i have yet to solve it tho. it was running, then it started running rough so i pulled over to… take a look under the hood. It never did turn back on..(84 Toyota celica) Well this happened to me, i ad to change the ignition module and it ran just fine If it doesn't start or even turn over, I would suspect you have a dead battery possibly from an alternator that failed. ( Full Answer )
%DETAILS%. Answer . Hey Lain==They are on the headlight switch so the headlight fuse should turn them off. The problem is probably in the switch itself. GoodluckJoe.
What is wrong with a 1993 Grand Prix 3.1 that stalls after driving for 5 min if it sits for about 30 min it starts and runs fine then shuts off again?
Answer . \nTCC is going bad needs to replace, but a quick fix is to unplug it from \nthe Trans and see if the problem still occurs, if not, changing the tcc \nis highly recommended.\n. \nthanks.
Why would a KIA Rio just decided to shut off in the middle of driving and it not start back up again?
Answer . Probably the alternator.. If the engine turns over when you try to start it I suspect a broken timing belt.. i had similar prob in an 04 rio, turned out to be a fault with a connection to the engine fuse block
starter relay check that... If you can jump the starter motor directly and get the engine to fire up this tells us the starter and battery and engine management systems are intact. This leaves us with a possible bad ignition switch, or the mechanical key tumbler is NOT allowing ignition switch to …reach full travel - OR - you can have faulty/loose/corroded wiring between ignition switch, to starter relay, the relay may be bad, or wiring from relay to starter solenoid and so on. Easiest test would be testing, while cranking, using a DMM (digital multimeter) set to D/C volts scale - the voltage at starter solenoid. You hear a click in dash so likely the relay is accepting signal from Ig Switch. So how many volts get to starter solenoid? If you get about battery voltage when cranking, you have a faulty starter solenoid. So then you'd replace the starter/solenoid assembly. If you get low voltage, say battery is at about 12.4V at rest and solenoid sees only 8.6V "without" engine cranking, you've got a bad relay or wiring. Let me know if you need more? :) Answer before you call a mechanic check all fuses my Kia did the same to me and the fuse looked ok if your not sure about a fuse change it it would be alot cheaper than calling one of them in Answer The information that you've given is inadequate to diagnose the problem. You don't say if the starter actually turns, turns slowly, just clicks once, clicks a few times or does nothing. There are an awful lot of possibilities. Lights and rasio don't prove alot other than there's minimal juice in the battery. Posiibilities? Basically everything! If its still not going try and get some more info together, however - recommend taking it to a mechanic. Had this problem myself... the fuel pump fuse was blown. ( Full Answer )
Why would your car shut off while driving then start after it cools off only to shut right back off again you have a 91 buick riviera?
One of two things. 1. Crank shaft position sensor. 2. Fuel pump and /or sending unit (both inside the tank). ther are more than that iam afraid ,i had the same problem ,and still do acually .i changed the fuel pump,crankshaft sensor and harmonic balancer.and it still did it. first of have the fuel …pump tested for pressure before replacing it .and if its the crankshaft sensor ,on my 95 you have to remove the harmonic balancer to get at it ,also there ae a few things that tell the fuel pump to shut off .so if your service the engin light is comming on just before it happens the get the code reader and find out what it says before you start replacing exspecive parts.check the relay for the fuel pump to see that its not getting hot and shutting down .when the car dies and dosent start make sure its because of not getting fuel or is it elec.just spray some starting fuel in the throttle body and if it runs a little then you know its fuel prob.and now you can work on why its shutting down the fuel pump.fuel pump relay is under the back seat on the 95 ,not sure where yours is .but eliminate as much guess work as possible first . hello, its simple, im the only one with a 93 so far but back by the firewall there is a wire mines blue it goes into a looks like a fuse holder that's connected with two tiwan puzzle clips bypass that if you already disassembelled it get new clips dealer junk yard the other end goes into mine the speedometer connection so in the middle looks like a fuse is connected with a fuse connecter a wire single blue that goes into mine a speedomator port that's down back in middle of engine the other end goes who cares not important i just kept turning pushing securing that line so it didnt bounce or move around sensitive part in a bad location .ties .02 cents work tape temparaly when you take clips apart one connects to nothing just keeps a tighter snug fit. and also make sure your battery is charged.that will be 200.00 plus tax and storage fee and your tire needed air with balancing its only 409.80 i accept cash . ---->IMPROVED ANSWER: 1st after you get the no start check to see if #1 are you getting spark. Just unplug any spark plug wire from coil and have assistant crank the engine-use insulated pliars-don't shock yourself. Also remove gas cap-listen for whirring sound from gas tank. Don't change any parts till you perform this test !!! Then see other posts farther down to decide if you have a fuel problem or spark problem. ( Full Answer )
Your glow plug light flashes occasionally whilst driving and you lose all power you switch off ignition and it starts okay What is wrong?
Answer . If you are not getting fuel that light will flash. It's probably overheating without the fuel to cool it. When you start out, after the car sits, all the crap in the tank will settle back out of the filter. Then, when you start the car and drive, the filter will slowly get clogged, again…. This is good, because that junk is not going to your injectors or carburetor. But it's also bad, because it could cause an accident on the highway!! Fix it!. I suppose you have a diesel?. Change the fuel filters. Cars, nowadays, have a very high-micron filtering capacity and some will not even let sugar through. With this trashy gas and fuel they're selling, today, you cannot run forever on an original filter.. Change em!!. !!!PLEASE CLICK DISCUSSION TO VIEW OTHER ANSWERS!!!. ( Full Answer )
What does it mean if your 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse started with some hesitation but the radio wouldn't come on you shut the car off and turned it back on and then the radio worked?
You might have a bad battery. Check if your battery is not leaking acid and also take a volt meter and check if the battery is reading around 12v if around 12V it should be ok, if if reading below 11V then you have a bad battery. If you don't know how to use a volt meter take your battery to a auto …parts store they should have a battery tester (Autozone will most defintly have it). If your have a good battery try checking your alternater. Again some auto parts store should have a alternater tester (Autozone will most defintly have it.) If you have a system in your car and you still have the original battery it likely it is your battery, try buying a Optima battery yellow cap or yellow cap at Autozone they work great for systems puls they have realy good warrenties. Also if your running a system over 800 watts peck I aslo recammed using 4 Gauge wire and using a capacitor no less than then 2.5 fard. Bleive me they work don't bleive what other people say about cpacitors not helping out your system. My cusin's stero went out all of the sudden and so did his amp. I checked his battery, it was well below working condetions. The only thing helping him turn on his car was his capacitor. He would of been stuck if it wern't for his capacitor. ( Full Answer )
What would cause a car to shut off while driving including electrical after flashing a momentary oil and engine light and then start up again immediately with no problem?
i had a problem may be similar to that, the problem turn out to be that i had a loose ground connection at the battery, i had 2 thick wires and a skinny wire between them, so the skinny wire was not as thight as the other 2 fat ones. and with the vibration from the vehicle it used to separate for a …split second causing my engine to shut off.(that wire was the only path that my engine had for its ground) but after the vehicle stoped moving it would just start again like nothing ever happened.and yes the oil and engine light would come on too. check your ground conections.if you were making a turn then you may want to look at another reason for that for ex, broken/corroded gas tank bafles. when the bafles go and you make a turn the gasoline would be sent to the side of the gas tank away from the fuel pump causing your vehicle to shut off until the gas returns to the center of the tank .it happens. ( Full Answer )
If the radio in a 1983 Chevy truck shuts off when idling or moving and if you turn it off and on it happens again what could be wrong?
Answer . \nyou have a poor antenna connection,likely where the boot meets the glass in the windsheild- replace the boot connector as this is common
What is wrong when a 1992 Town Car dies while your driving down the road and you have to pull over and wait 5 - 8 minutes before it will start again then it may not do that again for 2 or 3 weeks?
Answer . There is a pinpoint test procedure to determine where the problem is. Personally, going by your description of the symptoms, I feel the problem is very likely the TFI module. They typically go bad when they get hot and will start working again when they cool off.\n. \nI would include t…he diagnostic procedure here, but it is a bit to involved. You can find it in the Mitchells or Motors manuals in the Reference section of the Public Library.\n. \nOr you can just take it to a trusted mechanic for diagnosis.\n . I don't know if the above is true or not, but I had the EXACT SAME problem with my 1984 Town Car. The problem was with the FUEL-PUMP RELAY. Try replacing it. If that doesn't work, you can use the unorthodox cure that my shade-tree mechanic used: run a wire from the left tail-light to the electric fuel-pump inside the gas-tank, and when you want the engine to run, turn on the parking-lights. (DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF THE PARKING LIGHTS WHEN YOU TURN OFF THE ENGINE, or you'll end up with a dead battery). This solution has worked for 1 1/2 years on my car. ( Full Answer )
How can you disable the anti theft system on 1998 ford Expedition. it was running fine then all of a sudden when we tried to start it again the theft light turned on and it wouldn't start.?
Answer . \nLook under your dash for the alarm brain. Once you find that there will be two red wires (red/blue stripe and a red/brown dash's) side by side on it's own harness conecting to the brain. Cut the two wires and connect them together and your good to go!
Chevy cavalier trac off light came on while driving and car turned off pulled over and wouldn't restart could running out of gas cause this gas was low?
Answer . \nI doubt that running out of gas will my the low trac light come on. I own an 02 Cavalier, and the trac light has to do with the amount of traction you have on any given surface. If you know a mechanic I would have them check it out.
What causes the radio to stay on for approximately five seconds after turning the engine off on a 2003 Kia Optima when the car was purchased new and it just started happening?
Answer . \nwhoa. trippy..call a dealership and speak with a shop foreman for free, and if he/she is difficult, call 4-5 dealerships and pick all their brains, maybe some kind of technical bulletin amongst the Kia crowd...\n. \notherwise, as long as it doesn't drain the battery overnight, let sl…eeping dogs lay...:)\n. \nalso\n. \neveryone should have a manual for their vechicle, and the library should have a professional shop manual available in the reference section for FREE to make copies of--the PRO manual has more detailed info, and may have wiring diagrams when needed...read up and fix 'em like a PRO...good luck \n. \nDave :) ( Full Answer )
Answer . I just had this problem and took it to my local kia dealer. They found that the fuel filter needed changed. Perhaps this is the problem with yours but before you pay more money than you need to I'd advise you change it yourself and save 100 or so dollars it's simple to do. If your kia is… still under warranty take it and and get it diagnosed. Hope this helps. . ( Full Answer )
1993 Chevy Cavalier run fine then when turned off when you tried to leave again it wouldn't start Next day it started got it home Drove fine then when parked and turned off it wouldn't start again The?
Answer . \nmake sure the car isn't over heating. it can over heat without showing on the gauge or light. check your coolent fluid level, if it's ok make sure the thermostat is ok. have your heat sending unit replaced as it can be faulty also. another problem can be the computer putting it out of… time when it is warmed up. have it checked as soon as possible because these small engines can't take much overheating. ( Full Answer )
Check the gas cap. I know this sounds too simple to be true, but unless you tightented it right the last time you were at the pump this could be it. My 2002 optima just had these exact same symptoms. We thought there was water in the tank and when we went to add dry gas we saw the warning on the cap…...make sure cap clicks three times or it is not sealed. If not, air gets in and causes these problems. Good luck! ( Full Answer )
Why a 2003 Monte Carlo wouldn't start or even turn over after drivingbut dash lights radio and gauges flickered on and off?
When my 2003 Monte did that it was a bad connection to the battery. It got just enough power to think it was being stolen and my key fob stopped working. Once I cleaned up the battery contacts it was fine.
97 ford f 150 the other day wouldn't start changed the starter relay up by the battery then it fired right up drove it around then shut it off again wouldn't start changed the starter relay again woul?
I had the same problem on my 99 and a buddy on his 97.The positive wire harness(the one that hooks to the battery,starter,starter relay,etc) Has a break in it some where.Ours was broke or nearly broke on the starter solenoid.The crimped lug was broken.Sometimes it would start and other times it woul…dn't.Check it, It may be the reason. I had the same problem on my 99 and a buddy on his 97.The positive wire harness(the one that hooks to the battery,starter,starter relay,etc) Has a break in it some where.Ours was broke or nearly broke on the starter solenoid.The crimped lug was broken.Sometimes it would start and other times it wouldn't.Check it, It may be the reason. ( Full Answer )
Why does a car lose power and shuts off has no warning lights showing this has also happened when driving but it will start again?
Check the battery connectios as well as the ground on the coil. Sounds like you are losing you ground due to a bad battery cable or corroded connection at the battery.. Check the battery connections as well as the ground on the coil. Sounds like you are losing your ground due to a bad battery cable… or corroded connection at the battery. ( Full Answer )
To remove the dash to get to the radio from a 2005 Kia Optima,begin by prying around the edge of the trim around the gearshifter. Then, remove the screws from the bottom of the dash andpry the trim away from the radio area. This will expose the radiobezel.
the problem is the 2 relays ,main engine and fuel pump relays. they work together so if one arcs it shuts off the other. Always replace BOTH run about $16.50 ea at Kia dealer.
2000 Mitsubishi galant ran hot and now won't start I was driving down the interstate and the car wouldn't pick up speed.. It slowed down and the engine shut off. What's wrong?
I would suspect you have blown a head gasket. Check for coolant in the oil. A compression test will verify if you indeed have a blown gasket.. ANOTHER ANSWER. When an engine overheats you run the risk of causing serious damage. You'll need to run a compression test to find out if the head gasket ha…s been blown. Overheating can result in a warped head which causes the gasket to fail. If you have low compression in any of the cylinders but especially any two adjacent cylinders, you will need to pull the head. ( Full Answer )
If you pull fuse for abs will it shut them off and can you still drive vehicle 1999 Chevy s10 2 wheel drive?
yes it will shut them down but understand it will drasticly lengthen your stopping distance why would you do this?
How do you start a 2004 Yamaha warrior when the neutral light does not shine and the starter does not turn or make any noise After i shut it off and tried to start again the light wouldn't light up?
If you have a dead battery and stator, it won't run, but if your stator is still good, you can run it with out the battery. There are really two ways to start it, you can put it in second and literaly throw it (pick up the back about chest high and throw as hard as you can) or put it in Third, pus…h it as fast as you can, jump on the back and pop the clutch. my starter died the last month and this is how i started mine. ( Full Answer )
I was trying to jump start another vehicle when I shut off my vehicle. There was no electrical power to my vehicle when I tried to start it again. What could be the cause?
A quickie guess would be a loose battery terminal on your car. There may be some other reasons for your vehicles "deadness" when you went to start again, but if you connected your jumper cables correctly, the first place most folks would look would be your battery terminals. Is one loose or dirty/co…rroded between the terminal and the battery post? Pull 'em, clean 'em and reattach them to see what happens. ( Full Answer )
Probably a sensor or a chip. Have the dealer find out if there is actually a problem with the airbag. If not, either have the sensor fixed, or use my method--black duct tape over the light. Tacky, but works with a budget.
1998 Mitsubishi galant wouldn't go into second gear on 3 lane highway so i pulled over it starting smoking and overheating and engine turned off The engine tries to start sounds funny no start?
Sounds like a bad crank shaft or possibly other serious internal part. Likely your engine is ruined, I would get it towed to a shop so they can hook it up to the computer and tell you for certain.
You were driving and suddenly your 96 Tahoe died It would not restart Lights radio still working When you tried to restart it cranks but would not turn over what could be the problem?
No you were driving and it quit.and if it cranks it is turning over. check for spark at the spark plugs and also for fuel pressure at the injector rail.
Before you do what I did when the same thing happened to me was go out and buy a 400 dollar fuel pump. I would start by checking the timing belt.
What is wrong with my 98 k2500 Chevy runs fine then shuts off like you turned off the key after sitting 30 min or so it will start again but run only 5 more mins then shut off again What is wrong?
My 92 Chevy K1500 350 did the same thing. I was advised to replace the distributor. This was the fix. It does not cut off after replace the distributor.
Does anyone know what could be wrong 2003 Ford Explorer will not start tried jumping still nothing just went into store and came out have lights radio door chimes?
It could be your battery, the alternator or your starter... but more than likely it sounds like your alternator is bad.
1994 Ford Probe GT you will drive for 10 to 15 min and the car just shuts off you then wait 30 seconds or so and it starts back up fine and drive for awhile then will do it again Fuel cutoff light iso?
This was happening to my 2.5 a few years ago. Took it to a dealer and they fitted a new distributor. Since read on FPOC forum page that there is an external coil mod available much cheaper.
1996 eighty-eight lss olds not getting fuel. Low fuel light came on 2 miles from home. Shut if off went to start it to get gas and wouldn't start. Put 3 gallon in and still isn't getting fuel.?
Could be a fuel pump. The fuel pump on the 88 is baffled, which means you need to keep that tank above a 4th as much as possible, because the fuel pump is actively cooled by the surrounding fuel at this level..... below this, and you heat your fuel pump up, ending in lessening the life of it.
The check engine light came on 2 days agoi turned it off yesterday and tried to start it back it started and shut right of like its getting no fire but turns over fine?
With computerized systems, in normal circumstances, the computer uses more than one input to control the ignition. These include a camshaft position sensor, and a crankshaft sensor. They are both needed, as one is used to determine the speed of the crankshaft, while the other is used to determine th…e position of the camshaft, which allows the computer to determine which spark plug to fire. When one fails, lighting the checjk engine light, the computer defaults to using the other sensor for both engine speed and position. This typically causes a delayed start, but if the computer gets lucky, it gets the engine started.. When you reset the light, you are also telling the computer that the problem has been fixed, and makes the unit "look" again at both sensors. If only one works, the computer will wait for that fact to be "recognized" before again using only one sensor. In the mean time, the computer, "seeing" only one sensor, will not turn the ignition back on lest a backfire damage the engine or other component. This default set up is a line in the software controlling the computer. Ray ( Full Answer )
Our 2005 Volvo xc90 wouldn't start a message came up start prevented try again but car will still not trun over any help please?
Its 1 of two things. Bad chip in key, or its the antenna that goesin a circle around the key hole to read the chip in the key. Itwill get worse and worse until one day it will never start again.
I am not sure what question you are asking, but if you are asking why you are always having to change the brake light on your Kia Optima... I own a 2007 Kia Optima, and before that I owned a 2005 Kia Rio. In the YEAR that I owned the Rio, I changed the brake light four times. Since I have owned the …Optima, about 18 months, I have changed the rear light 3 times and the headlight once. (actually, I never changed the lights. Jiffy Lube or Grease Monkey changed them for a nominal fee, usually around $5, because I don't think a rocket scientist with both an engineering degree and training from NASA could figure out how to change that high-riding son-of-a-bitch tail light.) But I digress... Hopefully that will answer both questions, because if you are asking what the procedure for changing the light is, obviously I have no idea, other than to advise you to take you car to Jiffy-Lube. Good Luck. Just in case Kia has you roped into their "Customer's for Life" program, the Kia dealership will also happily replace any head or tail lights for you during your $45 oil change for around $20. No, I'm not kidding. ( Full Answer )
What is wrong when the rear lights of 02 Chrysler town and countrywon't shut off unless you pull the brake light fuse?
Brake Lights "Stuck" ON Usually this is caused by the brake light switch position NOT being adjusted properly . Another possibility is that the brake pedal is NOT returning fully to the retracted position. Another possibility is that the brake light switch internal contacts have become stuck t…ogether [welded from heat buildup. ( Full Answer )
What would cause a car not to start when it was running and then you shut it off and you tried to start it again and there was not even a offer to start?
A dead cell in your battery would do that . When you open the hood does your underhood light come on ? or if you have the key in the ignition and the drivers door open do you hear the chime ? if not it could be a poor battery cable connection or a dead battery
Lights which "Go off and on" while in use Usually, this indicates a "loose connection" somewhere within that circuit. That could include a connector plug which has worked loose, or in which the metal contacts are making intermittent contact. Or it could be a wire, or an "etch" conductor on… a circuit board which has been cut or broken, but which makes contact only part of the time due to vibrations from irregularities of the road surface on which you are driving. ( Full Answer )
My 2005 Kia Sedona won't start the lights and radio play but it won't turn over. When you turn the key nothing happens Any suggestions?
See if the battery has water. Then see if it will jump with jumper cables. If it will start with jumper cables, your battery had enough amperage to make the lights work and the radio to play but not enough to start the car.
You were driving and your car tried to die like you were running out of gas you pulled over and went to start it again and it would turn over but not start just keeps cranking?
Was there gas in the gas tank? How old is your car? Sometimes your fuel filter gets clogged up. Sometimes your carburetor gets clogged up. Sometimes your fuel injectors get clogged up. With alcohol in the gasoline, you seldom have water in your gas tank because the alcohol mixes it with the gasoline… so it no longer causes a problem. Is the gas cap tight on your gas tank. If it is not tight, that can cause the problem you describe. If your gas tank can not hold pressure, your car can act like it is out of gas. It is easiest to check your gas cap. Then replace your filter. Then clean out your gas line. If it still does it, hook it up to a computer. You could have computer problems. Modern cars have a number of computers. Electronics go bad. People make good money fixing them. Do everything else first. ( Full Answer )
2002 cavalier Z24 just shuts off while im driving and will start again by itself or you will have to turn it over?
Have someone check your fuel pump pressure,if you lose fuel pressure while driving,and then it comes back that would explain why it seems to start by itself.
the battery may not have enough energy to turn on the lights. an is the engine turning over completely at the rate that it should be or is it struggling to turn? also check all of your fuses
When you start a computer up it performs a self check to make sure everything that should work is working. It sounds like the computer cannot or will not get past the self check. please take the machine to your nearest authorised Acre repair shop so they can trak down exactly what the problem is and… talk with you about what you and they can do ( Full Answer )
No. Take it to the dealer and have it repaired. If you are in an accident, the air bag might not deploy.
It can be many things. Bad fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, blown fuel pump fuse, bad fuel pump relay, and many other things. You have to determine what you are missing, fuel or spark. Then you will know if it is a fuel delivery problem or electrical problem.
Shut the door ....ok...maybe you tried that already. 1. Locate the switch (i.e. dash edge, door jam). (sometimes the plunger rod (the stick) breaks off. When the door closes it can not activate the switch.) For it to work properly, you have to replace the switch. It is designed as a safety featu…re. You should never by-pass a safety feature. That being said, If you just want the light off... Paper from a straw, jammed into the hole will get it off. Of course, that could result in serious injury or even death. BUT THOSE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT AS H.....and sometimes you just have to do what you can to get by.. ( Full Answer )
Why does your 1998 silverado start shifting hard after long periods of driving at speed over 45 until you shut off and start back up again?
Sounds like a bad solenoid. But if it shifts hard from first to second then from second to third but fine when from third to over drive forth but then shifts a little hard when down shifting through the gears if that is the case might need to change transmission filter and fluid sometimes overfillin…g the transmission with fluid could do this as well. ( Full Answer )
Yes its under the hood mounted to the drivers side strut tower. Its round and black does not look like a switch. To reset press in the center of the top.