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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You May Just Want To Start By Removing The Battery Terminals And Cleaning Them With A Wire Brush And Baking Soda. It Will Reset Your Dash Lights As Well. A Small Short Can Drain A Battery In A Night.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: Kia Rio Check Engine Light
check the fuel line hose near the fuel regulator for wear as they tend to leak or corrode causing a gas smell inside the car. My 2000 Kia Sportage just had the same problem with the gas smell inside the car.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
this vehicle has coil packs for the ignition correct? have you ran the engine at night with all surrounding lights outs so its really dark. spray a mist of water on the coil packs and spark plug wires to see if you have spark/voltage leaks jumping out from them. sometimes the tiny sparks will be so fine and skinny you can barely see them so it needs to be dark. hope this helps your trouble shooting. a coil pack could have such a fine crack for the voltage to leak from that you cant see it.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
The only thingI can say is that there is a problem that is affecting the entire bank on one side of the engine. This automatcally eliminates things like Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor, Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) etc. because failure of these things will affect BOTH banks, not one.
I have seen things like a totally skewed upstream Oxygen sensor on one side cause misfire codes for all cylinders on one bank. It is pretty rare, but it CAN happen. This can usually be verified by graphing the O2 Sensor PIDs for both sensors and comparing the graphs.
If the scaner data should be showing SOMETHING that is not right on one side - i.e. fuel trims, injector pulse width, etc.
I would also be looking into the possibility of one of the cams on that side to be 1 tooth off of the correct timing. This can cause problems while the engine is running and will not necessarily show up on a cranking compression test. One way to verify this is to perform a RUNNING compression test. With a warmed-up engine, pull one spark plug out at a time and check the compression with the engine running. Do BOTH sides, so you can compare the readings. If the entire 1-3-5 bank is lower than the 2-4-6 bank, then valve timing is most likely the cause.
Posted on Oct 15, 2011
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