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01 Sportage, had to put in heli coil in #2 spark plug, replaced all plugs, both coils and plug wires. Car is still misfiring. Is it possible that the computer or one of the sensors is damaged? Where is ECM located? Where can I get a proper factory authorized service manual and the electrical manual for this vehicle. Helm use to publish it but it is no longer available from them.

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Could be the mass air meter the idle air control motor afuel injector i have replaced many on the sportages but the ecm is under carpet by the firewall on passenger floor you actually rest your feet above it in the pass side

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2000 kia sportage. 190,000 miles. Cylinders 1 and 3 misfire an one random misfire. Had new spark plugs an wires done 8 months ago. What could be the problem?


misfires are normally faulty injectors
run a quality injector through the system or have the injectors pulled and cleaned

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What is the order of spark plug wires on a 2003 monte carlo with a 3.8L in it? It has aftermarket coils so no numbers.


at the factory they put numbers on top of the coils to
get the spark plug wires in the right order , but when
you replace the coils it does not matter the numbers they
all work the same what it matter is to put the right wires in it
3.8 V6 the order is in front of the car the first coil two spark plug wires # 1 and # 4,second coil #5 and #2 the next coil #3 and #6 now in front of the car wires are front left to right you got
# 1# 3 # 5 on the back of the engine you got from left to right #2 # 4 #6 you get them wrong the car will misfire or it won't start ... good luck..

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P0302 for a kia sportage


The P0302 code means that the cylinder 2 is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks an if no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 2. If the problem persist more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem, see "Possible Causes"
- Faulty spark plug 2
- Clogged or faulty fuel injector 2
- Faulty ignition coil 2
- Fuel injector 2 harness is open or shorted
- Fuel injector 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Ignition coil 2 harness is open or shorted
- Ignition coil 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Insufficient cylinder 2 compression
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Intake air leak

more than likely your spark plugs they should be changed every 60,000km

Jun 18, 2014 | Kia Sportage Cars & Trucks

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Code p0303


misfire, cylinder 3.
check spark plug. if its black, there's lack of strong spark. Suspect faultu ignition coil. Good luck!

May 08, 2014 | 2008 Kia Sportage 2.0

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How to replace the 2 ignition coils on 2001 kia sportage


This video is to show how to do a compression test, but it will help with dis-assembly, and shows where all parts are located. The only thing I didn't see, was removal of the center cover above the plugs, ans coils. Kia Sportage 2001 Compression Test Definitely a help for plug, and coil change on 2001 Kia Sportage.

Apr 26, 2014 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Misfire cilinder 2 kia sportage


A code P0302 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty spark plug or wireFaulty coil (pack)Faulty oxygen sensor(s)Faulty fuel injectorBurned exhaust valveFaulty catalytic converter(s)Running out of fuelPoor compressionDefective computerPossible Solutions
If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

Hope help.

Apr 16, 2012 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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98 Sportage changed new plugs, wires, and boot and (fuse?) for coil packs. But now misfiring on 4th cylinder. Prior to tune was only getting poor fuel economy no misfires at all. What would i fix next?


if you started out with no misfire at all and then got a misfire after the tune up that does seem strange, my best guess would be that the plugs are not gapped correctly or the spark plug wire is, not completely snapped on, or the wire on the 4th cylinder was damaged when it was removed, i would start out making sure all the wires are on, you will either hear of feel a small snap when the wire is seated on the plug good, also make sure the wire is connected to the coil good

Jan 12, 2011 | 1998 Kia Sportage

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According to the obd code i am getting a misfire in the number one cyln and it kind of sputters what is causing it


1. Bad or fouled Spark Plug at #1 Cylinder.
2. Bad or misfiring Wire going from the #1 on the Distributor/Electronic Ignition Coil to the #1 Cylinder.
3. Misfiring at the #1 on the Distributor/Electronic Iginition Coil.

a. Unplug the #1 Wire at the #1 on the Distributor/Electronic Ignition Coil.
b. Using an Auto electrical testing: Probe, wire and ground clip electrical, stick the Probe into the opening at the #1 Distributor/Electronic Ignition Coil. Use the grounding clip - clipped to a portion on the engine.
c. Start the Vehicle and check for rhythmic spark.
d. If there is NOT rhythmic spark, the Distributor/Electronic Ignition Coil needs to be replaced.
e. Turn off the engine.
f. If there is rhythmic spark: Reconnect the #1 Wire at #1 on the Distrubutor/Electronic Igntion Coil.
g. Disconnect the #1 Wire from the #1 Spark Plug.
h. Again using an Auto electrical testing: Probe, wire and ground clip. Insert the Probe into the end of the #1 Wire and clip the ground clip onto the engine.
i. Start the engine again.
j. Again Check for rhythmic spark.
k. If there is NOT rhythmic spark the #1 Wire needs to be replaced. (Replace all Wires as a Set).
l. If there is rhythmic spark then the #1 Wire is fine.
m. Turn off the engine,
n. Remove and Inspect the #1 Spark Plug. Clean if necessary and Regap.
o. Reinstall the Spark Plug and reconnect the #1 Wire.
p. Restart the engine.
q, If the code reappears:
r. Replace all the Spark Plugs.
Let me know if this helped or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.Com.

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1998 Cavalier No Spark in cylinders 1 & 4


ignition mod. grounds,pcm or timing belt could all be it but, I would have to look at timing first.

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