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My 2001 kia sportage misfires through the exhaust and through the intake, causing strong petrol fumes andfuel consumption is high

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Dont be like me. Make sure your firing order is corect. the 2 actual plig wores are easy to mix up . espesialy if your puting them on by how theyr bent. I made this mistake.

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This sounds like an ignition timing problem, or a poorly performing ignition part. My best guess would be the coil pack if the timing is OK.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

  • abrown2710 Nov 10, 2010

    thanks Sently, I have replaced
    the coil pacs, spark plugs and
    leads. the problem persist.
    Any more sugesstions would be
    welcome.

  • Sentley Wilson Nov 10, 2010

    Well thats the obvious points covered!! I am afraid that after that it is likely to get expensive. I am fairly well convinced that its electrical so my next step would be to go through the relevant parts of the engine managment systerm but that means using someone who has the relevant diagnostic kit and in my experiance its usually around £40 for the connection and diagnosis and the price goes up from there.

    The only other thing that occurs is to check the fuel delivery. Are the injectors working correctly. I assume there is no air lock in the fuel line , or if you have run the tank low/empty it may be muck in the petrol or a partially blocked filter.

    The problem is that the spark and fuel are joining at just the wrong time hence the problem.Hope that helps.

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