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When first started, the Kia spits and sputters.

It will Idle and pull the car fine, but when I give it gas, it wants to die.

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  • SUGARHOLLEY Jul 18, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM I REPLACED THE FUEL FILTER NOW IT IS WORSE STARTS FINE BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT IN DRIVE IT DIES OUT SPITS AND SPUTTERS RUNS AWFULL NO POWER

  • Daniel Pangelinan Aug 06, 2008

    My Kia will start, but dies when i do not blow the gas. The check engine light flashes, but so does this light that say HOLD. What do I do?

  • Daniel Pangelinan Aug 06, 2008

    My Kia will start but in order for it to keep runnig, i have to hold in the gas. The check engine light comes on Bot so does this light that says HOLD. How do i fix this. What does the light HOLD mean.

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The hold light is on because the button on the left side of the gear selector is depressed. this causes the car to start off in second and doesnt go past third. This information is in your owners maual.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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