Question about 2003 Kia Rio
I was driving my mom to work and the car suddenly turned off. Has a quarter to half a tank of gas, replaced the battery recently but it turned out to be dead a few days after this happened. Replaced the battery again and the starter now it tries to turn over but makes a weird noise, hard to describe. People say could be timing belt but others say it's the alternator. I was also told this is common but can't find a solution. Trying to get a good idea on what the problem is so I know what I'm looking at. Thanks in advance for the help
Check to make sure the vehicle is firing, by removing one of the sparks plugs wire and ground it our on the engine by placing a screw drive inside the end, if done correctly u should see spark
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.
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