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Four days ago, bf pressure washed engine compartment then ran it at idle for 10 min. to prove everything was ok. Next time I drove it (apx. 3 miles), a little hesitation and a bit of sputter that mildly progressed and smoke came from under hood on pass. side windshield that smelled like oil. Drove again same distance, barely made it home and smelled like rotten eggs. Chug, chug, putt, boom, chuga chuga. Had to put it in park at stop sign to prevent it from dying. Water comes spitting out of exhaust pipe when I start it up. CEL blinks when driving but not idling. Prior to all of this, CEL was on (ever since having MAF sensor replaced last year) issuing a code P0101 or P0100, I cant remember which one it was. Regardless, since washing the engine, new problems have occurred. Now, I'm stuck here waiting for bf to bring computer diagnostic code reader (he must have forgotten cuz its been 2 days) and 2 guys that are not mechanics are coming in the a.m. to fix it as per my roommate. Sorry but, this spells DOOM to me. Am I overreacting? Any ideas would be appreciated.
It won't pass emissions I replaced the o2sensor throttle body mission sensor and the iac
And drove it 500 miles and still won't go online
It runs OK when driving but dies when I need to stop. It will not idle. I press down the clutch to slow to stop and the engine dies. Plus it has a strong gas smell and is getting poor gas mileage.
Always works in the morning but once the car gets warmed up, the speedometer does. Was told to replace the cluster, that did nothing. What else could it be?
When my car cold cranks, it has trouble idling low, it sputters until it dies unless I two-foot the gas and brake. Usually, after it warms up, I have no more problems out of it. But lately, it still dies at the occasional stop and is becoming more frequent.
just bought the car and it seems to have no power (wouldnt even drive up the ramps onto my car trailer) and only gets to about 15mph then wont go faster like maybe it isnt shifting into the next gear. would that be the whole transmission or would that be a sensor or something? i have no knowledge of Kia's.
My kia sputters when I shift gears. Has cut off a few times, starts up and goes on down the road. Starts to sputter again. Replace plugs,valve cover,alternator and battery. Also there is a faint smell of burnt oil or gas when sputtering happens.
CAR worked fine yesterday. No indications of any problems. Went to go start it, Turned the igintion on all ligihts came on usual effects of dashlights, but no crank,
Broken any ideas on why it's not getting fire
Is there a spring that goes in the oil pan? If so what is it for?
how soon should i fix? i have no symptoms. can i wait 3 more weeks since funds are low. any idea how much to fix. thanks
It just quit starting do that is when I put a starter
In last 3 years Iv had to get my clutch replaced 5times , clutch pedal gets stiff and then it starts having acceleration problems and high rpms I can shift into any gear no problem. Last 2 times I put a clutch in it only lasted a month then it seemed it burnt out .. I'm a frequent driver
It never fails to crank back up. I make a 30 minjte drive to work and it cuts off twice before i can make it to work.
Also the brake lights were staying on so we put a pad on the pedal to stop that before the brakes started dtivking.
I took out the old battery and the and the nut on positive cable was so corroded.When I was trying to get the nut off it snapped off leaving the nut still stuck.How do loosen the nut?
Had two new alternators burn
I have an 04 KIA spectra. Once in a while I will be driving around and my foot will be on the gas pedal, then all the sudden my car starts slowing down, even though I still have foot on the gas. Then it just slowly speeds back up again and is fine. Not sure what to do. It doesn't do it everyday, just once in a while. Also, when I put gas in my car, my car doesn't always want to turn over, if I don't put my foot on the gas a little when turning it on, it just shuts off right away. This happens almost everytime. I don't know if these things are connected somehow, but I thought I would share and see if anyone might know what's going on.
changed the mini fuse still not working. what could it be?