the car will backfire and whine when trying to start it. then the engine light will come on. it was towed to a shop and they put it on their machine and no codes are coming up. they are able to start it all the time.
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2001 Kia Rio Question: car won't always start right away
Answer #1munkyrench July 29, 2009, 20:38Master
The check engine light could come on when the engine stalls and not set a code, but if the light is on while it's running, then there should be a code. I would go down to the shop and start the vehicle a few times with the mechanic who looked at it. Try to get it to happen and see if the light is on when it is running.
Answer #2AG11 February 17, 2012, 16:49Rookie
check misfiring. i mean the order of firing in the 4 cylinders.. but sure the spark plugs are in good conditions and in the right place of order.