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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would also check the fuel filter, if it is beginning to stop up the car will run fine at low speeds but run out of fuel at higher RPM's/Speeds.
Posted on May 10, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 kia sephia engine stalling
Try running some fuel treatment in your fuel tank, if that doesnt help, try checking your spark plugs, It might be time to change them.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Even though the fuel filter and pump are easy to replace, I would start with the IAC sensor first. It is easier to get to and is cheaper than the other two if you can find one at a wrecking yard (should be around $20). This sensor is the Idle Air Control sensor, and the computer decides how much throttle to give at idle from the readings of the sensor. If it is bad your car will idle poorly or not at all.
You can verify this two simple ways:
1. Disconnect the sensor completely and see if anything changes. If you get the same issue, then it's probably the sensor. If different then it could be fuel delivery.
2. With it all hooked up; try throttling the engine yourself at 1000-1200 rpm and see if it is smooth. If it is then it is probably the sensor. If not then could be the fuel delivery.
The sensor is under the silver and black, plastic KIA cover over the engine (4 small nuts to remove), and is center above the engine on the front side of the intake pipe.
The part looks like this:
If it seems to still be fuel delivery, the filter is (facing the engine from the front of the car) down to the left and toward the back attached to the fender well (Just to the right of and below the battery)
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
dear friend-to me it sounds like you have a intermmitend spark,it could be that your plug lead sparkplug or coil pack can be at fault,fuel gets injected into the cylinder but only ignites every second time around meaning two injections one spark in an overfueled cylinder,please be careful the back fire will damage the airflow sensor
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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