Question about Cars & Trucks
Four digit codes are brand/model specific, meaning those codes can mean different things for different cars.
Generally, 2198 means you have a problem with one of the O2 sensors, or the fuel mixture. You would need to get the test procedure for your make and model to proceed.
Posted on Apr 07, 2015
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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.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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Posted on May 07, 2009
yes their is a way to replace the mass air flow. Get a can of brake clean or throttle cleaner, throttle cleaner is going to work best. remove the until and spray it down with throttle clean, let it dry for about 15 min. and reinstall it.
Now a little warning for you, IF their is no visual damage to the mass air flow then you can do this successfully. Now the reason why I always replace them instead of spraying them down is because is MOST cases the mass air flow will start acting up again. Sometimes it takes a weeks, sometimes months, sometimes years its hard to say.
But the worst you have to loose, is it doenst work an your out 5 bucks for the can of fluid.
Posted on May 13, 2009
Yes, replace the MAF, then check if the lean condition goes away. It should.
MAF's are sensitive to cleaning. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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