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1997 Kia Sephia Question: engine sputters and stalls out

 

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bikeychic5, Pompano Beach, FL, January 26, 2009, 15:48
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all my fluids are up to level there's gas in the tank starts up fine, after driving less than a yard it sputters and stall out, is the a fuel line, or fuel injector problem?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 26, 2009, 17:49
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    It's very difficult to tell what the cause can be without more of a diagnosis. It's unlikely that you have a bad injector or fuel line. Is the Check Engine Light on? You may have a fuel delivery problem, a bad sensor in the engine control system, or something else. I suggest you have the codes checked first.

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    Visitor, June 23, 2010, 06:03

    one of the many vacum lines fell off or or mabey the TPS is faulty and in mine with no air filter it stalls out if u dont adjust timming almost all the way

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    Visitor, September 13, 2010, 22:23

    what is tps?

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    Visitor, December 08, 2010, 16:30

    on these cars, the throttle cable that regulates the idle gets slack in it. just tighten the screw that adjusts the tension. i didnt have tools one time and i just bent the mount back until it got tight again. do this while the car is running at idle

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