Question about 2003 Kia Spectra
If the timing marks are aligned properly and you rechecked the timing. Check that a vacuum line didn't fall off. After a belt replacement always recheck the ignition timing it will change. But if it ran smooth before timing or a line is off.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
You may of bent a valve. You will need to do a compression test. You should of removed the head to have it inspected. Also make sure you have no vacuum leaks. spray water around anything that can **** air in. If you have been driving you most likely set a misfire code which would indicate which cylinder is the issue. even if the check engine light is off you may still have a code stored in memory.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Replace the idle speed control valve.Very common on fords this fails.And what you are telling me are the same symtoms.Good luck m8.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
if over 80,000 miles it could be exhaust system or catalytic converter. If it has been idling rough since you got the belt changed, I would contact the mechanic and just ask. Are the rpm's moving up and down or at all?
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
The symptoms you describe are consistent with a mass airflow problems. Take note that the 1998/2002 Accords do not have a MAF (mass airflow sensor) but rather, a MAP sensor. Take this unit out and clean it with electrical circuit spray cleaner. Its best NOT to wipe the sensor dry after cleaning, because the liquid will evaporate by itself, and you will reduce the possibility of damaging the delicate printed circuits.
After cleaning and reinstalling, disconnect the negative terminal of the battery, so that the computer (ECM) resets itself and gathers the new readings from the sensor to adjust the mixture. IF the sensor has failed, and need to be replaced, the check engine light should be on.
Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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