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2002 kia back fires out of intake. any ideas on what the problem

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    autodr May 11, 2010

    is the engine lite on? can you get me a code? could be out of time or has lack of fuel...other poss.


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You have problems with valves inside of motor

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Lost power then came to stop then backfired.restarts for only few seconds then backfires at intake

Did you change the distributor? Could have put it back in the wrong direction or forward too much on the timing notch or put too plug wires on the wrong post..... It definitely sounds like a timing issue and the back fire sounds like the plug is firing the cylinder on the intake stroke.... if you keep at it you will blow your muffler off or start a fire. Look up the firing sequence for your year and make of car to be sure

Apr 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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2002 Kia Sportage Mis Firing

Codes stay in ECU until cleared manually with Scan tool.

Jan 14, 2014 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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My Liana got a problem of Back fire I changed ignition coil first then i Change their complete head but problem remain same?

Back fire back to where, the intake or exhaust.
intake backfire is a pop sound, not too loud, and is bad timing.
exh backfire means, fuel plus air is in the exh.
and explodes with a loud report , we call it muffler explosing to help
with clear meaning.... in this latter example
you have a bad running motor (rich as pig) a dead CAT and exhuast air leak
all at the same time.

Mar 29, 2013 | 2006 Suzuki Liana 1.3

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1996 kia sportage thru code saying cyl 1& 3 not firing. plugs and wires are good and good compression, hesitates when starting and backfires

check one and three to see if they are getting fire if not then this could be distributor cap is bad or if it has seperate coils then these could b bad too

Sep 06, 2012 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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It quite after backfiring has fire but it's like it isn't getting gas.

if you spray intake cleaner into the intake with the air snorkel off and it starts then i would say you have a fuel pump problem.the backfiring was probably caused by the motor all of a sudden going will have to check the fuel pressure with a gage it should be about 35lbs pressure to run the car.if the pump needs replacing change the fuel filter.

Sep 16, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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2001 ford taurus, 3.0 vulcan motor. just rebuilt the whole motor, backfires out of the intake, seems to be out of firing order. i triple checked my work and can't find the problem. whistling sound of...

Back firing out of the intake is because the valves/cams are not set right. When you did the timing belt . did you set the crankshaft mark at top dead center of the compression stroke. If it's at the exhaust stroke this would cause backfiring and violent shaking.

May 22, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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1984 ford bronco II backfires through intake and dies changed plugs and wires distributor, cap & rotar, coils, and checked timing still didnt fix problem what could be causing problem?


May 12, 2011 | Ford Bronco II Cars & Trucks

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2002 kia sportage loss of power, back firing,

See that air intake pipe is not loose and the pipe has got no leaks. Make sure that the wires to the mass airflow meter that is inline with the air intake pipe is secure.

Feb 25, 2011 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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My Kia backfires, sputters, bucks while this is going on the exhaust fumes are horrible. When starting my Kia at times it starts easily other times it starts, dies, starts dies when it does start a hold...

Did a little research, sounds like the hold light is linked to the transmission, used when needing higher rpms like when towing up long steep hills. The back fire and bad smell could be two things, either insufficient fuel, or bad spark. The spark plugs and wires need to be checked, and also the fuel pressure and flow rate. Is it back firing from under the hood or behind the car?

Sep 11, 2010 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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dear friend-to me it sounds like you have a intermmitend spark,it could be that your plug lead sparkplug or coil pack can be at fault,fuel gets injected into the cylinder but only ignites every second time around meaning two injections one spark in an overfueled cylinder,please be careful the back fire will damage the airflow sensor

Nov 11, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

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