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Car had been sputtering and stalling while stopped in "drive". Mechanic mentioned to change the thermostat so I did it myself. The problem still exists and now the blower for the heat and A/c doesn't

I have more time than money- please help :(

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  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    Your kia here is what i would do to help diagnosis

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    how does it run when cold how does it run when hot

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    i would look for Vacuum Leaks

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    i would remove the spark plugs check engine compression hope to see about 180 psi on each cylinder

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    i would exam each spark plugs to see if fowled with Gasoline or carbon keep spark plug with each cylinder because low compression will cause this

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    low compression i would exam cooling system for airbubles or coolant in engine oil

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    if oil looks milky white in color its coolant do not operate vehicle

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    change head gasket get head kit with valve cover and take head to machine shop to have shaved straight and checked for cracks Replace head with Remanufactured if warrpiage to great or stress cracks

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    check air filter and breather to insure the intake is getting air before you do compression test

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    if engine dies when hot lets look at the fuel pump pressure

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    lets take and look at the fuel cap where you put your fuel in make sure the vent is open which allow outside air pressure becuase you can have a 100 billion gallon second pump but if there is no air coming into take the pump will pump 0

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    Check your OBD 2 codes First this will give you ideas of what happening ie bad oxgen sensor telling me look for vacuum leak or poor spark ignition or poor engine compression, possible injector leaking

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    poor compression tell me the engine maybe out of timing and or valves or worn or burnt exspecially when engine is hot and it dies

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    a cylinder leak down test would be revealing for valves or piston rings

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    if engine has good Intake of Air and gas mixture and then good compression of air and gas mixture and good spark from the Ignition and good flowing exhaust the engine will operated smoothly

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    if engine looses power or stalls when hot take a look at the catyalitic converters to see if glowing red or hot one side and cooler on rear side also check the exahust pessure at tail pipe to see if cats are plugged if you have little exhaust pressure and no exhaust leaks

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    i hope this helps and i always kiss the job.............

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    Keep IT Simple Stupid

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    i hope this helps

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    as far as the thermostat is the engine running hot..????

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    CHECK FOR AIR BUBBLES IN COOLANT as piston compress air if it leaking pass the headgasket seal into the coolant jacket this will cause air bubbles and you may loose heat out of the heater core...i have seen this with cracked heads also so if this is the case have head checked at machine shop

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    check the oil from the dip stick smell it see if you smell gasoline this is telling me thin oil, possible injector leaking gasoline

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    Low engine Compression with satuerate oil the oil ring on the piston will have hard time to create seal to cylinder wall there fore low compression exspecially when engine is hot

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    get a spray bottle fill with water and with engine runing spray water in coil packs and spark plugs wires to see if there cracked or frayed Electricty is lazy it will use the water as a ciricut and go to ground through the water this is telling me cracked coil pack or plug wires engine will began to miss and fumble while running

  • Doug Warne Mar 19, 2014

    these are some tricks i use to help diagnosis problems....hope this helps

  • Doug Warne Mar 20, 2014

    As far as the A/c Heater Blower i would first check the Fuse in the box with a test light, and i would check all the fuses remember you have a battery side and ignition side of the fuse box if the fuse is blow replace with manufacture Amp Fuse and if new fuse shorts then i would look at blower motor draw

  • Doug Warne Mar 20, 2014

    Check your battery Cold Crank Amps with a load test meter most parts store will do for free hoping you will buy a battery and if batter test not good if you choose to not to replace your alternator will be charging constentently and the trio diode board in your regulator located inside the alternator in most applications these days will short then this will cause a battery high amp draw so your battery wont start in the am when your late for work..

  • Doug Warne Mar 20, 2014

    If your battery is loosing charge overnight or anytime you can simply take your negaitive Cable from your batter and put a test light from the negiative cable then touch your neg. terminal and if test light illuminates you have a draw and bad draw so take amp meter and test to see the draw in amps if high amp draw i would first look at the regulator and remove the 12volt singe wire and see if draw disappear if draw is no longer then 99 percent your regulator has shorted

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  • Doug Warne Your kia here is what i would do to help diagnosisMar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne First of all i would do these steps"
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne how does it run when cold how does it run when hot
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne i would look for Vacuum Leaks
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne i would remove the spark plugs check engine compression hope to see about 180 psi on each cylinder
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne i would exam each spark plugs to see if fowled with Gasoline or carbon keep spark plug with each cylinder because low compression will cause this
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne low compression i would exam cooling systemCar had been sputtering and stalling while stopped - icon1.pngfor airbubles or coolant in engine oil
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne if oil looks milky white in color its coolant do not operate vehicle
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne change head gasket get head kit with valve cover and take head to machine shop to have shaved straight and checked for cracks Replace head with Remanufactured if warrpiage to great or stress cracks
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne check air filter and breather to insure the intake is getting air before you do compression test
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne if engine dies when hot lets look at the fuel pump pressure
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne lets take and look at the fuel cap where you put your fuel in make sure the vent is open which allow outside air pressure becuase you can have a 100 billion gallon second pump but if there is no air coming into take the pump will pump 0
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne Check your OBD 2 codes First this will give you ideas of what happening ie bad oxgen sensor telling me look for vacuum leak or poor spark ignition or poor engine compression, possible injector leaking
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne poor compression tell me the engine maybe out of timing and or valves or worn or burnt exspecially when engine is hot and it dies
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne a cylinder leak down test would be revealing for valves or piston rings
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne if engine has good Intake of Air and gas mixture and then good compression of air and gas mixture and good spark from the Ignition and good flowing exhaust the engine will operated smoothly
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne if engine looses power or stalls when hot take a look at the catyalitic converters to see if glowing red or hot one side and cooler on rear side also check the exahust pessure at tail pipe to see if cats are plugged if you have little exhaust pressure and no exhaust leaks
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne i hope this helps and i always kiss the job.............
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne Keep IT Simple Stupid
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne i hope this helps
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne as far as the thermostat is the engine running hot..????
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne CHECK FOR AIR BUBBLES IN COOLANT as piston compress air if it leaking pass the headgasket seal into the coolant jacket this will cause air bubbles and you may loose heat out of the heater core...i have seen this with cracked heads also so if this is the case have head checked at machine shop
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne check the oil from the dip stick smell it see if you smell gasoline this is telling me thin oil, possible injector leaking gasoline
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne Low engine Compression with satuerate oil the oil ring on the piston will have hard time to create seal to cylinder wall there fore low compression exspecially when engine is hot
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne get a spray bottle fill with water and with engine runing spray water in coil packs and spark plugs wires to see if there cracked or frayed Electricty is lazy it will use the water as a ciricut and go to ground through the water this is telling me cracked coil pack or plug wires engine will began to miss and fumble while running
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne these are some tricks i use to help diagnosis problems....hope this helps
    Mar 19, 2014

  • Doug Warne As far as the A/c Heater Blower i would first check the Fuse in the box with a test light, and i would check all the fuses remember you have a battery side and ignition side of the fuse box if the fuse is blow replace with manufacture Amp Fuse and if new fuse shorts then i would look at blower motor draw
    Mar 20, 2014

  • Doug Warne Check your battery Cold Crank Amps with a load test meter most parts store will do for free hoping you will buy a battery and if batter test not good if you choose to not to replace your alternator will be charging constentently and the trio diode board in your regulator located inside the alternator in most applications these days will short then this will cause a battery high amp draw so your battery wont start in the am when your late for work..
    Mar 20, 2014

  • Doug Warne If your battery is loosing charge overnight or anytime you can simply take your negaitive Cable from your batter and put a test light from the negiative cable then touch your neg. terminal and if test light illuminates you have a draw and bad draw so take amp meter and test to see the draw in amps if high amp draw i would first look at the regulator and remove the 12volt singe wire and see if draw disappear if draw is no longer then 99 percent your regulator has shorted

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