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I'm having huge problems with my 1998 Kia Mentor GLX 1.5. I've only had it since september, it has suddenly died on. When the ignition key is turned all you hear is clicking as it tries to turnover. i've tried new batteries which worked for a very short time but the problem is on-going.
Anyone have any ideas of had similar problems????
 

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I had the same problem with my mentor, it needed a new timeing belt, which is slightly expencive i think around $700 for me + the service..
 

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Kia Mentor 1.6 lx manual petrol 5 speed

I wondered if any one could help me with any of these faults i am having,

1, ABS Warning light has come on, I have checked all the fuses and they are all ok any suggestions to why that has happenend

2, the car horn has stopped working I have checked fuses and they are all ok also changed the horn for a brand new one any suggestions to why that has happenend

3, sometimes when i start my engin it strugals to start so i try to start again and it starts finne any suggestions to why that has happenend

4, when i reverse my car it jumps out of reverse so i put in reverse and it jumps out again

hope you can help me in any way?
 

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lambda sensor

does any one know where i can buy a replacement lambda sensor the fits to the bottom of the exhaust

Thank you in advance
 

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A lot of o2 sensors and similar parts are generic so take old part in to parts store and compare.
 

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car battrey trouble shoot

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I'm having huge problems with my 1998 Kia Mentor GLX 1.5. I've only had it since september, it has suddenly died on. When the ignition key is turned all you hear is clicking as it tries to turnover. i've tried new batteries which worked for a very short time but the problem is on-going.
Anyone have any ideas of had similar problems????



Check to see if something is causing your battery to discharge. If your car has been sitting a long time or has been left in extreme heat or cold, the battery could lose its spark. Also, leaving your headlights on all day or overnight could tempt your battery to play dead. Troubleshoot all the electrical parts in your car to see if anything was left on while the car was off.
Determine if your car is experiencing an electrical short somewhere. Check all fuses for any failures that may be draining your battery. Also, electrical accessories such as cell phones, GPS systems, computerized systems and even alarms could adversely affect the life of your battery.
Look at the battery for corrosion around the terminals. If there is a build up, your battery will not hold a charge. Also, check for a ground wire that could have come free or for a cross-threaded bolt on the side of your terminal. These troubleshooting points could help you diagnose an intermittent connection.Inspect the belt for any wear and tear. If the belt is worn down, your battery could be losing power by working too hard. Also, if you think your battery is charging too much or not enough it could be that the voltage regulator is not functioning properly.
Test your battery to make sure that it is installed properly in your car. If it is not sitting in the correct position, it can vibrate excessively and cause damage to the inside of the battery. Also, make sure that the battery is the right size for the year, make and model of your car.
Figure out if your battery is unable to hold a charge. It could be the result of unsatisfactory battery maintenance, very hot weather, an overheated car engine or a faulty alternator.
 
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