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2004 Kia Optima 4cyl, stalls intermittenly, tried fuel system cleaning, the stalls happen usually after first start up of the day after 4 or 5 miles. the car can be restarted then no more problem till the next cold start.

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Check the air-mass sensor, if its faulty it can give you the same issue you stated. Try to clean out throttle body first removing rubber intake tube connected to the throttle body by spraying using entered can of cleaners but little bit at a time, starting the car let it run, rev it up a bit, shut it off spray it again repeat this couple of time and check throttle body sensor also.

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Cold start sensor is faulty. basically when you start a car from cold,the sensor mixes the air and fuel to allow more fuel to air ratio to start the car. as the engine warms the air fuel mixture weakens to give a economical fuel consumption.hence your car starts warm.

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