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I have a 2003 kia rio runs great hesatates slighty on take off what could it be

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  • thirdwatch19 Feb 17, 2010

    The problems was a bad spark plug wire changed the wire and some plugs all is good

  • thirdwatch19 Mar 10, 2010

    The problem was bad spark plug wires. I put on a pair of oem one and its fine now.

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You didn't mention the mileage, but you should consult the owners manual & see if any tune-up maintenance may be due. Additionally, the air filter, fuel filter, fuel injectors, spark plugs as well as a few other items can cause hesitation on acceleration.

If there are no engine warning lights, you could also try a little fuel injector cleaner (available at your local auto parts store & most larger auto departments of places like Walmart) I always get the 3.00 a bottle gumout cleaner, use 1 bottle for a 1/2 tank, repeat in about a week & see if that doesn't help. good luck

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