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Kia problem 2001 Kia SPortage. Ran OK yesterday. Started it up this morning and engine light is on and it is running very rough, and now backfiring. This has been a good car, but need to know what is going on.

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You should get the codes checked and start from there. My Kia Sportage was also backfiring and running rough, after checking the codes. It had misfires on two cylinders. I did a tune up and had to replace one of the ignition coils. Now it runs great!

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