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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hard starting could be caused by a number of faults such as weak battery corroded/loose battery terminals, fuel delivery issues and others which may include as you posted the MAF sensor. In my country however, most Kias have a peculiarity. They like to be well warmed up (even if it is hot here). Hard starting specially after short hops/trips is actually the ECU/ECM/Control Module or the car's computer getting mixed sensory inputs. The corrective action is to warm up the car fully before using. In some instances, it may also be required to reset the computer by removing the negative battery terminal for a few minutes. Pls bear in mind that some alarms are triggered this way and/or some car stereos would require a security code if the battery is removed.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2008
Could be any one, or more, of the following -
Bad plug wire
Crossed plug wires (hard to tell sometimes on V-8s that run smooth anyway)
Leaky EGR valve
Shifted timing sensor
Scan engine for codes and proceed from there.
There is a product called RXP (available here in Texas) that will clean up an engine and gas. Its pretty awesome stuff, and this coming from a person who doesn't really believe in additives.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
some weeks ago i had similar problems with my 2001 s60,i cleaned the etm and fitted a front o2 sensor ,its now idling at around 800 and driving fine.You could try changing the o2 sensor-but remember the earlier etms are troublesome and it may be a big part of your problem,the cleaning can work in only some cases
Posted on May 04, 2009
change the throttle body posistion sensor and change the plugs if the throttle body was dirty the plugs can now be fouled out causing the problem the 02 sensor may be clogged as well from the cleaning try thid first this should work if not let me know ill tell you what else you can do hope this solves your problem.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Higher octane gas 93 with some good octane boost in the black can at autozone cost about 7 dollars or a bottle of 104 octane boost. Change the fuel filter. Probably only one coil pack is bad. The OBDII reader should tell you which one was a misfire.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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