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2006 kia sorento.......... Symptoms: Died one day started back a few minutes later, made it home would crank and run for about 30 seconds then die......Oh, and check engine light came on Replaced the Fuel Pump Assy: Did the same thing. Run for about 30 seconds then die, check engine light still on. Was told to check the fuel reset button, it was tripped so reset it. Cranked the engine light went off, ran great for the whole day, next morning same thing. Got it towed to the shop, well the key was left in the switch....ie...weak battery. the mechanic said it sounds like jumped time. How could this be possible......Am I on the verge of getting ripped off? Sounds to me like a computer problem any suggestions?

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The answer here is to have the cars ECU scanned for fault codes. The ECU is the main computer in the car and will have stored a fault code which will provide a clear diagnoses of the fault. These codes can easily be read with a scan tool that hooks up to your car.

Without this anything else is pure guess work. It may well be that your timing is out but your mechanic is jumping the gun to make this assumption without a proper fault disagnoses. Often these type of faults are related to faulty sensors such as MAF or O2 sensors or other sensors on the vehicle.

Other causes may relate to a problem within the electrical or fuelling system and the stored fault codes will give a clear pointer as to the cause of the problem. In your case this could range from a faulty fuel pump to a problem with the timing on the vehicle or the crankshaft sensor or a problem with the emissions system on the car.

As modern vehicles have several sensors it is vital to have these fault codes checked to identify the root cause of the problem. Some Auto parts stores such as Autozone will do a scan of the vehicle for free or for a minimal charge.

At the very least you should insist that your mechanic does a scan to properly diagnose the fault before any other work is done.

Hope this helps. Please do rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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