replaced my dead battery in my 2011 kia rio and it wont start sounds like it wants to but dosent

Asked by Jul 21, 2017 at 10:50 AM about the 2011 Kia Rio LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car battery died on me so I replace it and its still wont start make the clicking like it wants to but dosent turn over.

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Be sure replacement battery is fully charged. Be sure battery terminals and connectors are clean and tight. Using a battery terminal brush might help. Also be sure ground cable from battery is clean and tight at both ends.

i did that but still wont start. all fuses are good . the only thing i can think of is ignition coil because if it were the starter it wouldn't even crank.

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Does the starter crank the engine, or do you just get a clicking sound and no cranking?

Yes it's cranking but won't turn over . Could it be my ignition relay or fuel pump at this point?

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Don't know what you mean by cranking. Definition of cranking is that the starter is turning the engine over to get it started. Please explain what happens when you attempt to start the engine.

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