Question about 2003 Kia Sorento
Over the past two weeks my check engine light was on and I would turn my car off and then it wouldn't start I would have to wait approximately 20-30 minutes then it would start, sometimes I even had to put it in neutral to start it. The day I was going to get it fixed it actually cut off while I was driving. Mechanic shop said it was the crankshaft/sensor they replaced that and said everything was fine $398.00. Well that was just yesterday and the engine light is back on and the car is back to not starting.
I would take it back and tells them to fix the problem correctly this time
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.
It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.
If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.
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