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2000 Kia Sportage

At idle the eng runs, but sputers. In gear engine runs but sluggish and small back fires. i have to jam the gas, it picks up the losses power. NO smoke and check engine light is on. is it the fuelinjectors or fule filter or bad spark plugs and or harness?

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  • Auntijudi Dec 09, 2008

    Have 2001 Kia Sportage 2 wd, that just started to idle and run rough and when accelerate it sort of comes out of it but always returns., Checked it at Autozone and troubleshooting said cylinder misfire on cylinder 1, so replaced plugs and plug wires today and still does it and engine light still comes on. Could it possibly be coil or timing out?

  • ltigges Dec 15, 2008

    Sputters during acceleration, won't accelerate even with me flooring it. During this, the check engine light will "flash". After it gets to first gear (is automatic), check engine light stays solid. By third gear car seems "normal", but once I slow down for a stop sign or light, it's running rough again on acceleration into first and sometimes 2nd gear. HELP!!!

  • ltigges Dec 16, 2008

    This is exactly what I'm having - and not wanting to drive it so that I don't damage the engine further. I will try the spark plugs & wire, thank you!!!

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We had o put in two new ignition coils along wit new spark plugs and wires. This solved the problem.

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