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  • Dennis
    Dennis - 2007 Kia Rondo - Engine - 11/19/2010
    Where is the intake manifold located?
    Need to replace the Valve assy-purge
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  • spectra
    spectra - 2002 Kia Spectra - Engine - 11/19/2010
    Diagnosis - cylinder 2 - 90 PSI, all other are at 120. Do I need a whole new engine or can the bad cylinder be replaced
    Car will start but not stay running, shakes, smells like gas, and check engine light came on..
      you dont need a new motor............but it does need to be rebuilt...............i would look into having the block bored .010...and get new pistons and rings and bearings............far cheaper than buying a new motor...........good luck
      there is another way cheaper.....have #2 cylinder bored out then sleeve it to the same as the other 3 that way you dont have to buy new can use the same ones just get new rings and bearings...........if you go this way and rebuild it always get a new oil pump...............good luck............happy thanksgiving
    • Jason
      11/19/2010 Jason
      The first thing to do is to determine the cause of the low compression. It could be a valve instead of worn piston rings. Did a repair shop perform the compression check?
      jason if cylinder #2 is 90 psi and # 1 3 4 are at 120.>>>>>> what do you think??
  • tp
      11/19/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      You might have a vacuum leak; inspect the body of the air intake for detached vacuum hose inlet and then re-attach it. Another is the failure of fuel pressure regulator to normalize the input of fuel going into the engine. In addition, Your IAC is failing to respond quickly, thus having sometime before it able to normalize the engine idling. Have it check by a scan tool before it becomes a catalyst of much more serious problem.
  • nielores
    nielores - 1998 Kia Sportage - Engine - 11/18/2010
    Kia timing belt shreded and does timing have to be set
    • vince^_^
      11/18/2010 vince^_^
      You have to replace your timing belt and yes you have to set/match the timing mark in your pulleys before you remove your timing belt and replace it with a new one.
    • Solid Snake
      11/18/2010 Solid Snake
      Yes of course the timing has to be set, TDC piston 1 compression stroke. You also have to align the marks on the crank an cam shaft. Unfortunately you have to have a manual for the pictures, i have the instructions (both for SOHC and DOHC) here but it wont do you any good without the picture on the timing marks.
  • Jim
    Jim - 2005 Kia Spectra - Engine - 11/18/2010
    Cylinder head torque specs and valve clearance
    • vince^_^
      11/18/2010 vince^_^
      Cylinder head bolts specification:
      For M10 bolts the torque specification is 17 - 19.5 ft. lbs., plus 60-65 degrees plus additional 60-65 degrees
      For M12 bolts its torque specification is 20.5 - 23 ft. lbs., plus 60-65 degrees plus additional 60-65 degrees

      Valve stem- to- Guide Clearance:
      Intake – 0.0008 – 0.0020 in
      Exhaust – 0.0014 – 0.0026 in.
  • mona
    mona - 2005 Kia Rio - Engine - 11/17/2010
    Car wont start. Getting nothing at all
    i am not getting power to the inside fuse panel
      11/17/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      Did you check the condition of your battery if it has an appropriate charge to crank the engine? Check is cables if attached firmly and free of corrosion. Check if you have spark and if the spark plug wire is in good condition and providing a current for spark plugs. Fuel system should also be checked and the air filter must be inspected if blocked. Have your engine scanned for stored trouble codes to verify and determine the exact fault of the engine. Post the codes here so that we can help you in diagnosing your engine trouble.
      9/16/2011 kenny
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/17/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Check all underhood fuses. The underhood fuse panel feeds the interior fuse panel.
  • Tony
    • vince^_^
      11/17/2010 vince^_^
      You have to set the timing marks at the right spot. You can visit this link to see the routing and the timing marks of each pulley
    • Marcus Fenix
      11/17/2010 Marcus Fenix
      The cam pulleys go the same way you have removed them BUT...

      Do not turn crank counterlockwise

      1. you have to align the marks on the crank and the cam to get the proper timing. TDC 1 on compression

      Unfortunately, words cant explain what pictures can, so you have to buy the manual since i cant post the picture that i have here.
      Marcus Fenix
      11/18/2010 Tony
      Where can you buy the manual at? I have looked every where for one and have not been able to find one for a kia sportage.
  • tland01
    tland01 - 2001 Kia Sportage - Engine - 11/17/2010
    Where are plugs located
    car needs tune up can't afford all parts for job can i replace as income allows
  • Traci
    Traci - 2002 Kia Rio - Engine - 11/17/2010
    Car randomly shuts off going through lights or in stop and go traffic
    I've had the car for 4 years and noone can tell me why it shuts off. It happens at all different times. It will shut off when backing out of a parking spot.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/17/2010 HouseCallAuto
      There is an active campaign by Kia dealers to resolve this problem. Campaign 034. It is a free repair. call Kia dealer
  • elisa
    elisa - 2003 Kia Rio - Engine - 11/16/2010
    Where can I find a cheap engine for my 2003 kia rio cinco?
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/16/2010 HouseCallAuto
      You would be lucky to find any engine for that application, never mind have it be cheap. A new engine from Kia has part # KZ31202200. Call and price the cost of the engine and ask how complete it comes.
  • purplekiss
    purplekiss - 2005 Kia Spectra - Engine - 11/16/2010
    Why does my car make ratteling sounds when at red light and stop sign sounds somthing is loose
    When I am driving there is no sound but once I start to reduce speed to stop light at red light it make this sound loud when I but the car in park is does not make the sound I need to know for sure in order to get it fixed
      11/16/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      Are trying to say that the rattling noise is the vibration of the engine accompanied by a noise of something loose in the vehicle body? Possibly the rattling noise comes when you are slowing down and at stop but your gear is in drive position. My suspicion either the engine is choked or there's insufficient fuel getting into the combustion during low speed. Possible cause of this is your throttle position sensor is at fault or need to be adjusted. To adjust the TPS:
      Remove the throttle body from the car and loosen the TPS adjustment screws
      Hold the throttle plate and keep it from moving. Rotate the TPS clockwise, then counterclockwise until a click is heard. Continue rotating until it stops but do not cause the throttle plate to move. Secure the screws
      Proper adjustment is obtained when you open the throttle plate and insert a feeler gauge at the throttle stop screw:
      When you close the throttle against a .45mm feeler gauge, no click is heard from the TPS
      When you close the throttle against a .15mm feeler gauge, a click is heard.

      It is good idea to go through the manual for specific information which may inform you whether you need to change the TPS or for that matter any of the car's auto parts.

      Check and verify if TPS is failing using a scan tool. Check also the condition of your air filter maybe dirty; clean or replace the air filter.
      11/17/2010 purplekiss
      Thank you for you advice I will give this a try
  • Billdow
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/5/2010 HouseCallAuto
      If you want to possibly get through this yourself with help from us it will require you to have the fault codes checked that are stored in the engine control module. I could guess and tell you to try this or that but I don't like to guess. Not very productive. Buy an inexpensive code reader (under $75) and attach it to the diagnostic connector under the driver side dash and read the codes. It takes like 3 minutes. This is what the professional mechanics do in a repair shop for an event like you have. You just do not get to be a part of those behind the scenes details. Tell me in a repost what the codes are and I'll tell you what parts to buy to fix it without a repair shop intervention. Do not assume that if the engine service light is not on that there are no fault codes stored as many people think. The codes must be checked and if there are none, that also helps to know. Update me.
    • busybee
      11/11/2010 busybee
      Ours was doing the same thing and it is the cam shaft sensor
  • tland01
    tland01 - 2001 Kia Sportage - Engine - 11/10/2010
    This car needs tune up
    as far as plugs and wires know problem where is coil and ignition module located
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/10/2010 HouseCallAuto
      The coils are in the spark plug well under the valve cover plastic cover. I believe that there is only two ignition wires that are very short.