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2003 Kia Spectra Loss of power during exceleration

The car idles fine, but roughly around 10 mph and beyond it bogs, however the car will gain speed, but if the pedal in pressed beyond this it will lose speed and power almost to a stall it also eats gas like crazy 85 miles on half a tank of gas. The spark plugs and wires are new no check engine lite anyone have any ideas?

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  • drop_shot41 Feb 01, 2009

    We have replaced the air cleaner unfortunatly it did not solve the problem. Thank you for the suggestion though.

  • Evence Beches
    Evence Beches Sep 12, 2014

    the problems is about the same, but it did show the engine light on tonight



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The air cleaner mighty be clogged causing insufficient air supply. That is why it runs fine on idle because less air is needed and when the engine demands for more air, there isn't enough.

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