Question about 2002 Kia Sportage
I have a 2000 Kia Sportage with the 2.0 Dohc engine. I will roll over fine, but will not start and run. If I spray starting fluid in the plenum it will run for as long as I keep the fluid spraying. I disconnected the fuel line fron the injector rail, and fuel seems to be flowing fine, with good pressure. I changed the fuel filter with a new one. I checked the ohms on the fuel injectors, and they are all at 15.9 ohms. I believe this to be in the "good" range. I changed the fuel pump relay, and the main relay. I have 3 used crank position sensors, and 4 used cam position sensors that have all been rotated in and out in different sequences. I would not imagine, even though used, that this many units would all be bad. I have spark. I tested it with a spark tester. I have taken all wire connections behind the engine apart, checked for damage, found none, and reconnected. The coils have two wires connected to each. One has voltage with key switch on, the other doesn't. The same is true for the injectors. I have not checked the timing, which I do not think is an issue since it seems to run well on the starting fluid. I will check compression readings tomorrow, but again, it seemed to run to well on starting fluid to have low compression. The only code it is giving is a P1115. I obtained the vehicle not running, so I have no prior knowledge of runability. I am now lost on what could possibly be causing this problem???
You missed the fuel pressure regulator. ti keeps the fuel running in the fuel rail
Posted on Dec 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
It sounds like the timing is not set correctly. When you installed the timing belt, there are two dots on the crank shaft and cam shaft sprockets - these two dots need to line up as close to eachother as possible. This is done by putting the belt on the two sprockets while both dots face eachother - lay them down on a table or flat (clean) surface with both dots facing eachother (crank shaft sprocket dot should be facing up, and cam shaft sprocket dot should be facing down) - carefully insert the sprockets onto the cam shaft and crankshaft simultaneously - this usually takes some finess and patients - once they are in place and you are confident they are lined up, you can put the coverback on. Also, make sure (first) that the number one cylinder is at TDC (top dead center, or in the "up" position. Pull the #1 plug out, manually crank the engine over or "kick" the engine over with the ignition (have someone do it for you). You can use a small screwdriver,inserting into the plug hole (not all the way) and when you see it pop up, poke it in again to feel the piston is at it's maximum height (if you hold the screwdriver on the cylinder and feel the screwdriver / piston go down, bring it back up again.
With it at top dead center, and the two dots facing eachother, put everything back together. Make sure all gaskets are not "bulging" out of the cover. (if applicable) .
If this is all done correctly, the car should start with no problem.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2010
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