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  • ddhamma
    ddhamma - 2003 Kia Sedona - Engine - 1/5/2013
    Why would my car die when slowing for a corner?
     
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  • hhsme
     
    • Jimm
      1/3/2013 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
      They (Rock Auto) list the timing kit for around $44.00 (without water pump). The water pump is around $19.00 (includes gasket) for your vehicle. Figure on around $150.00 - $200.00 labor charge over the initial parts cost.
  • mong_64804
    mong_64804 - 2005 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/31/2012
    Service engine light came on
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2012 Jimm
      First step - have the check engine light or stored fault codes scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code - for more assistance.

      There are literally hundreds of potential codes for the OBD II diagnostic system.
  • mong_64804
    mong_64804 - 2005 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/31/2012
    Mass air flow sensor
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2012 Jimm
      Need more information - is there a question in regard to how to replace? Is there a question in regard to the relative cost? Please post a reply and rephrase the issue you are having in the form of a question for further assistance.
  • sbfmail
    sbfmail - 2006 Kia Rio - Engine - 12/29/2012
    What is most likely causing a blinking check engine light, rough engine at low RPM and P0300, 301 & 302 codes?
    It has a new battery and spark plugs. It started with the check engine light NOT blinking and P0304 code. I pulled the battery cable to reset the computer and realized a bad battery so I replaced it. The car ran fine for a couple days, then the blinking CEL and ...
     
    • Jimm
      12/29/2012 Jimm
      Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.
      Check for any air leaks around the intake.

      The P0301 - P0302 codes target the # 1 and # 2 cylinders specifically - same issues to address.
  • renardo.colton
    renardo.colton - 2007 Kia Sedona - Engine - 12/27/2012
    The truck will not crank, Checked all fuses, all fuses checked good. There is no power at the starter relay.
    The lock cylinder and electrical ignition switch were replaced a few weeks ago because the truck was trying to crank its self while the key was in the run position. The starter had to be replaced also because of damage from trying to crank while engine running. ...
     
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  • my3queens
    my3queens - 2002 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/26/2012
    Why won't my car start?
    My car cranks over just fine but will not start. A few weeks back I was driving about 35 mph And it gave a very slight hesitation and then quit . Tried to start but nothing. I took the timing cover Off . The belt does have some teeth missing but is not ...
     
    • Bill
      12/26/2012 Bill
      Belt is thrashed and you will need to get it replaced.
  • my3queens
    my3queens - 2002 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/26/2012
    Why won't my car start?
    My car cranks over just fine but will not start. A few weeks back I was driving about 35 mph And it gave a very slight hesitation and then quit . Tried to start but nothing. I took the timing cover Off . The belt does have some teeth missing but is not ...
     
    0 answer
  • barbie.grogan
    barbie.grogan - 2004 Kia Sorento - Engine - 12/22/2012
    Why did my harmonic balancer fall off while I was driving
    It fell off and was just laying there, when my car ran out of battery juice, I lost all power, when we pulled it out,it was a factory one and there was nothing wrong with it
     
    • Bill
      12/22/2012 Bill
      Sometimes just accept it happened,repair,then go on with life. I would have had to be there for this one.
  • cronepeggy13
    cronepeggy13 - 2004 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/20/2012
    Why does my car shut off when i'm driving
    90,000 miles on my car. It will just stop running when I am driving . After 10 or 15 minutes it will restart.
     
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  • dirteered
    dirteered - 2001 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/17/2012
    Code po300
    Car wont start
     
    • Jimm
      12/17/2012 Jimm
      Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.
      Check for any air leaks around the intake.
  • tmentay234
    tmentay234 - 2001 Kia Rio - Engine - 12/15/2012
    Sometimes my car wont start but then you wait 10 or so minutes then it starts right up.
    its not starting ,more frequently now. and acouple times it has died while sitting at a stop light. it sounds like its having a hard time turning ove and wont start , usually you give it 10 minutes and it starts right up no problem. once it wouldn't start for about ...
     
    • dvalleysr
      12/15/2012 dvalleysr
      first make sure you don't have any vaccum leaks, check all vaccum hoses and connections, listen for any hissing sounds when the engine is running at idle? if everything is ok with your vaccum hoses, take the vehicle to your nearest auto parts store and have them search for nay stored codes and work form that point?
  • Agustin Nieves
    Agustin Nieves - 1996 Kia Sephia - Engine - 12/8/2012
    When I'm running the car it starts to misfire it looses strength and it wants to turn off. What should i do to fix it ?
    I changed the ignition cap, spark plugs and spark cables. The car wants to turn off and looses strength. I tried adjusting the throttle body but it didn't do anything. I checked the car and it reads "Check Engine" Even when I had to buy the "oxygen sensor" the car ...
     
    • alenorca
      12/8/2012 alenorca
      a friend in response to your problem buy a nice new car
    • alenorca
      12/8/2012 alenorca
      a friend in response to your problem buy a nice new car
    • Jimm
      12/8/2012 Jimm
      First step - have the check engine light or stored fault codes scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' for more assistance.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
      Jimm
      12/10/2012 Agustin Nieves
      Jimm, thanks for your help. To give you more information, I changed the spark cable 9 months ago, I have double park plugs.
      Im going to change the engine seals because they are broken.
      1 month ago i checked the car and had 3 errors.
      The 2 oxygen sensors, camshaft sensor. Also in the dash board the "check engine light is on and the "air bag" i don't know if it supposed to be on. I have washed the car engine because of the oil, i haven't checked if the spark cables are wet.
  • stansplayroom
    stansplayroom - 2006 Kia Spectra - Engine - 12/6/2012
    Do you put sealant on cylinder head gasket
    engine ran hot
     
    • Bill
      12/6/2012 Bill
      Ask the parts desk, I would
 
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