Same cars I know, but mine is actually the 4 door Kia Pride (I'm military living in Korea). The car idols just fine, and will rev up with no problems. However, as soon as I engage the transmission (manual) and attempt to drive, it acts as if I have just popped the clutch and will sputter. I know how to drive...and no it's not the clutch. This just started all of a sudden, I can get it to go with a lot of finesse, however if the load on the engine increases at all (small hill or need to accelerate) the engine will start to sputter again. Fuel is fine, not sure about the fuel pump (I can rev car with clutch depressed or out of gear). So: Fuel filter? Fuel Pump? Timing? I really don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: 93 Kia Pride/Ford Festiva
You may need to look for a vacuum leak or double check your timing advance/****** is operating correctly.Use a can of carburettor cleaner lightly sprayed around suspect areas,do with engine running and if there is a leak it will stop the engine running.As far as the fuel system goes crimp the fuel return line with appropriate tool so you dont damage it and see if it improves.If it does you do have a fuel problem with the pump or the pressure relief valve
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This car was built by Kia in South Korea. I think it used the same data plug other Ford products used during that model year. If so, it should have a plug with 6 terminals and a pigtail wire in the engine compartment. You can use a Ford style scanner or connect an ordinary analog volt meter to read codes. Look for Ford OBD1 code reading online for more info.
Well it has fuel injection instead of a carb, so there is no choke. You are right in thinking the black smoke is fuel and the blue smoke is oil. It could be a leaking fuel injector, or a problem with the engine temp sensor. The temp sensor could be telling the computer the engine is much colder than it really is. It may have an air temp sensor too. I don't know if you can hook up a scanner to see what the sensors are reading since the car was made in Korea by Kia Motors.
88 - 89 festiva "L" models came with a 4 speed. Unless it has been swapped with a 5 speed from an 88 - 89 "LX" or a 90 - 93 festiva 4 gears is all you have. Everything you ever wanted to know about your festiva can be found a fordfestiva.com. I've seen 8 festivas with 500,000 miles now. They are bullet proof and big time fun. Easy to work on too. And most owners are really down to earth because we don't care what people think of us. Festivas are also easy and cheap to make very fast. Get on the forum. We will welcome you!
Changing the timing belt is something that usually needs done if it has not been changed and the car has over $100,000 miles. Most Festivas last for a lot longer than that. Mine is going on well over 200,000! All you need is the Festiva shop manual which you can find on eBay for about $10 to $30, if you hunt around and wait for a bargain. The manual fully explains every step and makes it easy if you are mechanically inclined. If you are new to auto repair, make sure you have someone who knows what they are doing check it for you, so that the repair will be safe and last. If you have a large library near you, its possible to find a Chiltons or other brand of repair manual that covers your Festiva timing belt repair procedure.