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Have a check engine light on 2003 Kia Spectra GS. Told by mechanic that the codes state cylinder misfire in 2 cylinders and thinks it's a blown head gasket or cracked valve. Could it be that the wires or spark plugs need to be changed? Had this type of engine light code w/ my 1997 Toyota Corolla and a new wire set, spark plugs, and distributor cap fixed the problem for about $300 vs. $2000-$2500 that the dealership wants me to spend to fix this Kia Spectra.

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I think he is wrong ....check plugs wires and for vacuum leaks common for intake gaskets i have changed 3 this year and all had cyl misfire related codes

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • melsyw Jul 25, 2011

    Yes, sounds like vacuum leak on intake manifold, remove plastic cover over motot (4 bolts), then inspect / remove hose from manifold that goes towards injectors, look for split or crack in hose.

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