Question about 1997 Kia Sportage
I just put a new fuel pump in a 97 sportage with the same problems but now it starts and idles just fine but as soon is itry to give it some gas it stalls out and starts backfiring through the intake,i put new plugs and wires on after that started up better but still same problem, me thinks its the kickdown cable for the transmission is causing it because the gas pedal is tight but the kickdown cable hooked up to the throttle body is stuck out so i think the transmission is sensing wideopen throttle therefore its advancing the timing way too much and causing it to stall, or it could just need a new timing belt, but i took a peek at it and saw my camshift timing marks were in the right spot and lined up together however, i dint see the crankshaft timing mark so i dont know yet but once i fgure it out i will def let you know because its been in my bay for 3 days now and its pissing me off hope this helps a little
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
I had the same issue. I replaced the camshaft position sensor. this corrected the problem on my 98 sportage.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
If it was me i would make sure the battery is fully charge and that the alternator and the drive belt is good and i would also check the timing as well.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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