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My Kia wants to start but sometimes doesn't.

When it starts it runs great! But sometimes it won't start. We have changed the fuel pump,,,didn't work. Had a diagnostics done and came back cam and crank sensors. Doesn't make sense. Could it be the ignition switch and how would I know for sure?

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  • somarymary Jul 30, 2009

    Um, not sure. It either starts great on the first time or it almost turns over, the whole car shakes and then its like it dies. if it does that you might as well not even try again cause it aint happening right now, because the more you do try to start the car it seems like the less power it has

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Does it just turn over with no signs of firing?? I would have thought that if it were the cam or crank sensors, it would run **** or even break down while driving, You need to perform some tests on the ignition and fuel systems next time when the car refuses to start to make sure you get a good spark (proving ignition switch), fuel is being delivered to the rail (proving fuel delivery), injectors operating (proving ECU) etc etc. You do have a weird one here I`m afraid. Best of luck, Ian

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