Question about Kia Rio
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Check Engine light
that code definition is "Evap high purge flow fault". It means you may have a problem with the evaporative system. this system routes fuel fumes back to the fuel tank. If you want to try and clear this code, find the radio code for your car and then disconnect the battery for 30 seconds. Reconnect the battery and the check engine light should be out. You will then need the radio code to reset your car stereo. the check engine light may stay off if the condition was a transient one. If not, the light will come back on after you drive the car two drive cycles. That is: two starts, warm ups and shut downs. If the light returns, have a mechanic check it out.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Typically, that there's an issue with the Idle Air Control Valve. They're known for seizing/sticking on Kias.
It could also be the Mass Air Flow Sensor. They're known to be a little flaky on Kias. If someone confirms it's the MAF sensor, replace the wiring harness with it (trust me, worth it, as they're known issues too).
Another possibility is the Throttle Body Position Sensor. If it's hooped, replace it and the gasket. Yes, you guessed it, they're ALSO a known problem with Kias, particularly the Rios.
Yet another known problem is that some of these Rios left the factory with the breather and pcv tube hooked up into each other's connections. See if they're swapped and swap them back if neccessary.
Another factory issue is the timing sprocket set. Some Rios left the factory with one or both installed backwards (despite the very clear labelling stamped into the sprocket), which allows the belt to skip a tooth, and you end up with valve timing issues, and eventual cylinder head problems.
Bottom line is have someone look for these known issues first, because they're all fairly common, and it's usually some mixture of any number of them. Have whoever's doing the work on it check the camshaft seal and the intake air temperature sensor while they're in there- yup, more known issues with Rios- as well as the plugs (prone to carbon buildup in these engines) and do a pinout test on the ECM (prone to failure in the air/fuel metering capacity particularly).
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
after 3 wrong attempts it locks you out. to reset, disconnect the battery terminals and hold them together for about 15 seconds, this will reset it to try again.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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