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Q: Car won't start, 2012 Kia Rio

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When I try and start my car, it only clicks. All electrical works fine.

My car has 103000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2012 Kia Rio. If you only hear clicking, then you should have the starter checked to see if it is getting power. Replace the starter if there is power when you try and crank it. If you want to have the problem verified before making a repair, a certified technician from YourMechanic can diagnose the starting problem and replace the starter for you if necessary.

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