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93 Kia Pride/Ford Festiva

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).

Fuel filter?
Fuel Pump?

I really don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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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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