2001 Kia Rio Q&A

2001 Kia Rio Question: the car won't always start

I have had the car in the shop three times now. It will not start, it sounds like it is about to the start whines, it backfires and quits. I go back 10 minutes later and it starts but runs really rough and the engine light comes on. -
Answer 1
If the check engine light is on, then diagnostic trouble codes should be stored. Find out what those codes are and we can offer a more informed response to your question. -
Answer 2
change battery -
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