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Rameshops
Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

I have a 2002 Kia Spectra. Here are the problems I'm having:
When stopped at a light, the radio and other electrical turns off. When I start to go, the car will act like its go no fuel and shutters but will eventually stop and the radio turns back on. It also happens when I let off the gas. Its almost like the fuel filter is clogged or something. But it also seems like something electrical. When I got home I turned the car off then tried to start it again and it wouldn't start. Could a shorted wire be the culprit? Or bad battery or alternator?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

You have a problem in the battery circuit. It could be a bad battery or the relays in the circuit. When the engine is idling the RPM is to low for the alternator to output enough ***** to keep everything going. Normally the output of the battery would kick in in these circumstances but you are apparently only getting ***** from the alternator.
Jack

jkirk
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

yah sounds like a hyundai..... seeing how they make kia's.. i had a hyundai for 4 years. i hated the thing from about 3 months after i bought it and it was very low kms

canuk
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

Huh ?!?!? ------- this old garage ?

While we're at it --- who's silly enough to pay for nitrogen to inflate their tires?

ZZZ
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?
canuk wrote:

Huh ?!?!? ------- this old garage ?

While we're at it --- who's silly enough to pay for nitrogen to inflate their tires?

It takes about 25 cents of nitrogen per tire, what a scam.

canuk
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

Yep -- a scam and a joke alright. :rolleyes:

sparky1
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

i think the problem is you bought a kia!!! lesson learned!

buffyscrubs
Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

I think this problem is very commom to see. Do not worry!!!

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