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Hi,

Up until recently, my 2004 Kia Rio 5 door, standard, about 140,000 kms - started, then it didn't and had to have it towed 3 hours home to the local mechanics, then it did, then it didn't, and up until yesterday, I had no clue why, because the following has been checked fine:

battery
alternator
starter
relay
and something else I can't remember,


it was figured to be an intermittent wiring problem, but

yesterday, the way it was acting and almost didn't start but did, it now seems like a clutch safety switch?, or is it called a clutch ignition switch?, I am not sure, and don't know what it is really called, or even where to find it on the car.

An added note, I can't not afford any more mechanics bills, so have to do this on my own.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback anyone has,
If they know what its called?
If they know where to find it, a picture would be so amazingly awesome!
Or anything else? As I have never heard of this under yesterday.

Or if anyone else has any ideas what might be causing this.

What happens, is:

I push the clutch pedal down, and turn the key and it starts,

OR

I push the clutch pedal down, and turn the key and absolutely nothing, no noise, no clicking, no engine rolling over, silence (except for the fuel pump starting).


THANK YOU

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I have a 2004 Rio with the same exact symptoms. Sometimes it sounds like the battery is dying..and one time the ignition actually shocked me, but, like yours it starts or doesn't . Did you find the solution?
 

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I have a 2004 Rio with the same exact symptoms. Sometimes it sounds like the battery is dying..and one time the ignition actually shocked me, but, like yours it starts or doesn't . Did you find the solution?
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