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1997 Kia Sephia Question: i am not getting spark

 

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whatthefuk, Boise, ID, February 24, 2011, 17:01
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i have replaced the distutor tried a code reader and cant get any codes

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 24, 2011, 21:35
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    You need a wiring diagram and trouble shooting flow chart. Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com

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    whatthefuk, February 26, 2011, 06:38
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    thanks i will check it out i have had acouple of mechanics look at it each has had there own ideas but still no luck it has just cost me replaceing parts that wernt bad is there a fuseable link or relay that i am missing the only part i havent replaced is the crank sensor every body has told me, it would still get spark if the sensor is bad is that true ? kia told me if the pcm is bad 1800.00 & would have to be coded at the dealership?

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    aer auto repair llc from AER Auto Repair, February 25, 2011, 09:36
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    check if you have crank signal I have changed many crank position sensors. I have seen the balance shaft belt break and take out the sensor. You will need a scope to check the sensor.

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    aer auto repair llc from AER Auto Repair, February 28, 2011, 21:17
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    Ok I was thinking hyundai not kia sorry for the confussion. Kia is a ground issue hyundai is the crank sensor. So anyway clean all grounds under battery box and on intake before you buy computer. My experience I never had to buy a computer. Also find a better ground at computer. clean paint away and use star washers kia's are ground nightmares. If you decide you need help I will charge $80 to find the answer. good luck

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