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Has had trouble starting, Is catching on but struggles to keep going and feels as though going to stall when idling. Ba\ttery checked OK, new glo plugs and fuel filter fitted. Diagnostic run but no problems showing, what could be wrong.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From Lusty Kid:
I know the economy is bad, but change all of the plugs. Check your PCV Valve hose, 150 rottens them out allowing air to be sucked in, thus all kinds of codes.
Depending on mileage. Dismount the EGR valve and clean passages. If you are really good dismount the throtle position sensor body and clean out passages with Choke Cleaner., dismount where the EGR valves connects to the engine, clean out passages. Also check the hose thats behind this mounting to ensure is not clogged. If clogged clean it out. If not replace it. Is about 1.5 ft. long, connects to the PCV Valve Hose.
When is the last time you change your harness. Can't remember??? Replace it. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
ok how much water and oil is it useing it could be a headgasket problem it may also have a blocked air breather pipe take the oil filler cap off if it has a thick mily residue on the cap it could be the sign of eather a head gasket or back pressure on the engine which means the engine may need replaced hope i have helped you -but the swift is usualy a good car as my other half runs one
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Your problem is most likey your intake gasket.They have a problems on the SOHC engines where the intake gasket shifts & starts leaking vacuum at the #1 intake runner causing a missfire on Cylinder #1.While the engine is Idling buy some throttle plate cleaner & spray throttle cleaner down at the #1 Intake runner where the intake meets the head.If engine stalls or runs rougher that's your problem.I have replaced dozens of those gaskets for tha reason!! They have a beter design gasket through saturn parts.It has a coating on it to prevent reoccurance.Also you should check you Coolant Temp Sensor,if it's ceramic it's most likely bad.Replacement is brass from saturn.Good Luck
Posted on May 12, 2009
There are various questions to ask in order to help you.
When does it stall?
If it stalls when the AC of the car turns on, then this handy diagnostic article will help solve your problem:
Likely applicable to your situation--since you say the car runs fine when it is "warmed up"--when the car stalls because the engine is NOT warmed up and is otherwise cold, this handy diagnostic article will help solve your problem:
And as to backfiring when you initially run your car, this handy article really helps in identifying the common causes of such a problem:
This should help.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
I have 2005 Kia Sportage with a check engine light. No other symptoms. I was told by Kia and Local mechanic that it is the fuel injectors. Error Code states that Fuel injectors are running lean. Put Master airflow- no change. Ran engine test with propane to run rich and trim never changed from 15. Car runs great. Kia dealer said that this is because we use Ethel in gas that it effects the alumium fuel rail delivery to the injectors and that it is necessary to change all of them .Kia Dealer wants $1,000.00 deposit to place order 6 fuel injectors from Kia. (Has anyone heard of that?)Also put fuel injector cleaner in tank.Does anyone have any suggestions before I spend over $1,000.00 to replace all 6 injectors or possible idea of what could be wrong?
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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