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Re: 1999 kia sportage fuel pump problem
Tell your husband to try running a jumper wire from the fuse panel. Make sure the fuse is only hot when the ignition is on. Run the the jumper wire directly to the pump, down the frame rail, and making sure to secure it. That should resolve any problems with the fuel pump, that is, if he's checked all fuses and breakers going to the pump. I hope this is helpful. Please rate my solution, thanks.
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It most likely is your fuel pump.But first I would check the fuel filter if it is completly clogged and not letting fuel get through it could be that.Your fuel pump has an electric motor,when you turn your key you should hear a motor go on.
Most likely the fuel pump has quit. Check it by having someone turn the ignition key to the run position (just when dash lights light up) listen to the fuel tank from as close as possible. for the first 2 seconds you should hear a whining sound. If you don't... the pump is not working.
Im dealing with a similar situation. But have found that I have no spark. By opening the end of the air intake and giving a little squirt of starter fluid and no start. Opened access to FP and pulled a hose. No fuel. So no fuel no spark. reading lots and lots of forums I have come to the conclusion it is either the Cam or the Crank sensor. The crank sensor is easier to get to and cheaper. I am going to check that first.
what did the car do when it died check to see if your getting fuel up front to engine check fuses if no fuel or you dont hear fuel pump when you turn key could be bad fuel pump if it checks out ok test for spark to plugs if its ok check make sure timeing belt isnt broke
if it was working fine and then stopped starting out of the blue, the first thing I would check, and a known issue with Sportages, is the 2 relay switches under the hood in the little box near the battery. They are square and the same size. You can swap the 2 that are there and if it starts, I would buy 2 new relays and replace them.
If that doesnt do the trick, make sure you can hear the fuel pump kick on when you turn the key to the on poisiotn but dont start it. if you dont hear a humm sound coming from the gas tank area, your fuel pump needs to be replaced.
look in side the panels in the rear of the car, on the inside next to the tell lights, there should be a red button on a switch, push the button and turn the key on if you dont hear anything then your pump is bad or the wiring to the pump went bad, known to rought on the plug
check your fuel pump should be able to hear it when you turn key on you can pull your backseat up and there is a small plate under it have someone turn key on and you listen should make some kind of noise if it working