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My kia sorento wants to surge in slow traffic

When in slow traffic .touch the throttle and the car wants to surge

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Try spraying the throttle cables with pb blaster or wd 40 it sounds like the cables might need lubed

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: I am changing the spark plugs on my 2004 Kia sorento

Be careful there.. If you remove the Throttle Position Sensor TPS or the throttle Cable, the engine light will come on because there is a certain setting that needs to be done to ensure accurate emission control.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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Your problem is the TPS sensor, check with your dealer, the replacement is very cheap.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: My 06 Kia Sorento was stuck in 4wd, funny smell

check oil level in transfer box first.this car is designed to come out of 4wd at around 21mph on its own. you may need to get electronic diagnostic machine check..

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SOURCE: 2005 kia sorento wont kick into passing gear,

if the problem immediately followed the cable being disconnected, its probably out of adjustment. if the cable is too slack, it won't be able to open throttle enough. if its too tight, it will hold the throttle open. should be able to loosen the adjuster nuts and tighten up the cable

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: my 2003 Kia Sorento shifts slow what does that mean

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The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.

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Why does my 2009 Sedona Kia loose power when I slow down or stop at a corner or traffic light?


It could be the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is inappropriately kicking in. Another possibility is the throttle position sensor. In any case, have it checked out soon so you don't ending up stopping with traffic behind/across that isn't going to stop!

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Diagram of how to change spark plugs on a 2003 kia sorento


Hi there...i don't have room to post the complete diagrams here, but i can walk you through the steps. It's a little harder for a do it yourselfer than most cars, because the intake manifoild has to come off---one of the reasons a shop charges so much too...and a proper set of tools is very helpful. Your manual will have pictures, to help you identify the parts i describe here...ok u ready?

Take off the plastic engine cover and set aside. Don't lose the the little acorn nuts.

1. Remove the air intake hose connected to the throttle body.


2.

Remove the accelerator and cruise control cables.

3.

Remove the engine coolant hose and throttle body.

4.

Remove the P.C.V. hose and brake booster vacuum hoses.

5.

Disconnect the vacuum hose connections.

6. Remove the surge tank stay.

7.

Bleed off the pressure in the fuel pipe line to prevent the fuel from spilling & squirting you in the eye.

8.

Disconnect the connector from high pressure hose.

9. Remove the surge tank and gasket...be careful with gasket, you can reuse it.

11. Remove the delivery pipe with the fuel injector and the pressure regulator....
When the delivery pipe is removed, be careful not to drop an injector.

12.

Disconnect the wiring harness of the coolant sensor assembly.

13.

Remove the surge tank.

Ignition coils and ignition wires:
disconnect ignition coil harness connectors

disconnect ignition wires from ignition coils

remove hold down bolts from ignition coils

while gently twisting pull up and remove ignition coils

while gently twisting pull up and remove ignition wires

remove spark plugs (always check gap on new plugs, even if they say they are "pre-gapped" )

Install in reverse order, don't over torque anything and keep your work area clean. Now would be a good time for wire replacement too---depending on the mileage on your Kia

Do a good visual inspection of hoses, clamps, wires & pulleys while you have it "opened up" ---Good luck, thanks for using fixya and i hope you get many more trouble free miles out of your Sorento. =)












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While driving in slow, bumber to bumber traffic, engine starts to overheat


could be the system is low or lack of maintenence look at condition of coolant
check to see if the cooling fan is working. fan works from a sensor turning it on/off
at proper temperatures

Jun 28, 2011 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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2005 kia sorento wont kick into passing gear, throttle cable was recently disconnected


if the problem immediately followed the cable being disconnected, its probably out of adjustment. if the cable is too slack, it won't be able to open throttle enough. if its too tight, it will hold the throttle open. should be able to loosen the adjuster nuts and tighten up the cable

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I am changing the spark plugs on my 2004 Kia sorento


Be careful there.. If you remove the Throttle Position Sensor TPS or the throttle Cable, the engine light will come on because there is a certain setting that needs to be done to ensure accurate emission control.

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Throttle Position Sensor TPS needs to be set adjusted properly.

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2.5 diesel


Check for any throttle binding. Does it snap back quickly, it should. Check for any vacuum dampers holding the throttle open. This might be because of malfunctioning control circuits to hold the throttle open for air conditioning for instance.

Good Luck

Aug 18, 2008 | 2005 Kia Sorento

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