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Kia Spectra, sputters when accelerating, loses power when stopped

RPM is at 2 When idled or stopped

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How many miles on it? are there any codes ?

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

  • Vivi Valenz
    Vivi Valenz Dec 04, 2012

    It has 75,000 miles on it. It's my friends car, so I'm not sure about any troublecodes.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 04, 2012

    I see the RPM is at 2 when you stop that is a bit high,even when driving. is the check engine on.,and have you checked the transmission fluid



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after 15 minutes the car should be out of what is called "open loop" mode, which means it runs off the computer. once warm it is in "closed loop" mode and is running off the vehicle's sensors. the first sensor I would suspect is bad is the primary oxygen sensor on the exhaust manifold. if it is not that, it is probably the coolant temp sensor or intake air temp sensor/maf sensor. likely it is the oxygen sensor, though, causing the car to run rich and therefore slow.

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A knock sensor is simply a microphone that is screwed into the engine block. It is there to listen for pinging or engine "knock" that is caused by poor fuel or extreme load. When the computer hears the knock, it retards timing, which in turn reduces the tendency for knocking, however, it will reduce power to a certain extent as well. It is possible that a faulty knock sensor can be telling the computer to ****** ignition timing too much, it is also possible that there is a mechanical problem within the engine that is mimicking the sound of knocking and retarding timing as well.

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When was last time plugs & wires checked or replaced, as well as fuel filter.

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SOURCE: when taking off fast check engine comes on and

take it to an auto parts store that checks you check engine code for free.get the cone and trouble shooting print out .take apen and paper incase they cant print it out this code and what it represents is going to help you find your problem .once the light comes on it will stay in you memory till the battery is disconected or until a code reader clears it . so you have some vital info stored in your memory

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SOURCE: No power, no acceleration, spits & sputters

Clean out clogged fuel injectors

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