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I am having the same problems with 2003 Kia Sedona

Apparently there is no fuel filter in a 2003 kia sedona, just a screen they put inside the gas tank (as per machanic who called kia directly).
My car stalls when going slow (below 30 mph) or when at a stop light it will stall out. It doesnt do it all the time- about 1- 3 times a week (in a good week) so it's hard to tell when it's going to happen. The check engine light does not come on when this happens.
Spark plugs, wires, coils, & boots were all replaced (it was jerking a lot- but that helped the jerking problem)
My check engine light comes on in the winter (on the colder below 20 degree days- but nothing is found. My radios favorite buttons will reset when it really cold out. Has anyone had these problems? I have no idea what to do.

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  • jodes79 Sep 30, 2009

    I had the fuel pump/filter replaced...and its still stalling. :(



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Drop the fuel tank and replace the fuel pump. Filter is attached to the fuel pump. Sounds like the fuel pump is failing.

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