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2000 Kia Sportage Question: I recently bought a 2000Kia Sportage EX 4wd check engine light came on 2 day l8r

 

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kroegers, Coralville, IA, April 27, 2013, 20:30
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I recently bought a 2000 Kia Sportage EX 4wd. The check engine light came on a day after I got gas. I have taken the cap off and wiped down everything and recapped and clicked it 3 times. Also it is very slow and sluggish starting off if you step on the gas to go from 45 -65 or above it takes forever and RPMs will jump over 5 and it takes forever to shift but it has no power. Can this be a reason for the check engine light. The previous owner replaced the timing belt, spark plugs, water pump, tensioner and tensioner pulley, idler pulley, fan clutch, alternator belt and coolant stop rust and antifreeze.

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    goodguy April 28, 2013, 03:18
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    scan test for codes

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    kroegers, April 28, 2013, 15:51
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    Code was P0304 Cylinder 4 misfire detected
    Was doing some reading and wondered if coil could cause this... its also running hot and almost overheating when idle. And when I take off it lacks compression and power.

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