Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I read your solution on the kia not starting. I just recently replaced my timing belt, crank sensor, and cam sensor. The car still won't start. No spark or no fuel. It just died at a stop sign. developed a rough idle the same morning. Code fault was crank sensor. Ecm gives past data, compression is 200 lbs in 3 cylinders, and 180 lbs in the last. But could be from no fuel.
Cleared code with scanner and even removed positive terminal from battery 15 minutes. Completely stomped. Car has 124k.
Try the ignition switch,
For the Crank sensor there is a small metal disc that mounts behind the sensor if that is cracked or dammaged or installed backwards you will get same results as if it wasn't Make sure the timing marks line up on your timing belt. www.kiatechinfo.com
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
my thoughts on this are that you have the car timed on the wrong stroke. a four stroke engine has an intake and an exhaust stroke that if it is timed on the exhaust the crank and cam sensors will not know when to fire the ignition or the injectors they will essentially be firing when the car is trying to excavate the mixture of fuel into the exhaust manifold. double check the timing of the car and go from there. If that is already done then I am assuming that the car has a crank sensor that needs to be gapped correctly into the ring as does the cam sensor. This is a common problem among many makes with these sensors that take the place of traditional timing and distributor.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 21, 2016 | Kia Cars & Trucks
Dec 30, 2014 | 2003 Kia Optima
Mar 23, 2012 | 2004 Kia Optima
May 27, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima
Feb 15, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima
Oct 12, 2009 | 2004 Kia Optima
Jul 02, 2009 | 2004 Kia Optima
May 22, 2009 | 2006 Kia Optima
Nov 06, 2008 | 2004 Kia Optima
940 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: