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2002 kia spectra

My car seems like it is missing noticable at slower speeds and while stoping and starting if i got bad gas would i notice a miss while traveling 50 to 70 mph everything seems fine at higher speeds. What things should i look at to fix this problem?

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Is your check engine lite on.. The problem is still there at high speeds but if one cylinder is missing the piston is moving thru the problem area so fast that its not noticeable. Sounds like a vacuum leak, injecter or a bad wire or plug..*****

Posted on Sep 23, 2008


Will do this also if overfilled with gasoline

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Several items come to mind. It only does it at slow speed or when accelerating or startup....

Top five possibilities...

A Fuel Filter partially clogged
B Fuel Pump Problem
C Fuel Pressure Regulator Problem
D Fuel Injector Problem
E Throttle Position Sensor Issue.

First if you have the ability, place pressure guage on fuel access terminal of fuel rail and measure pressure. That will eliminate A, B, & C

D, E, and Further diagnostics would be needed at a shop capable of "DRIVEABILITY DIAGNOSTICS"

A,B, & C would all be related as in uneven or unavailiable pressure during specific operating conditions. D and E would be related to improper air fuel mixture at certain pressure levels dependent upon engine R.P.M.

Hope this helps a little

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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