Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
Is this a new problem? If so, I'd check/replace the catalytic converter. They clog if bad gas gets into them. Performance is usually affected. If the car has alot of mileage, replace all the oxygen sensors...they affect fuel mix. Change your oil to a 5-20 oil. Change your air filter. Change your plugs if more than 70K miles. Check tire pressure (Mr. Obama is right!) Check wheel alignment by looking at tire wear. Repair any loose front end parts. Check brakes for excessive drag...does the vehicle stop straight???? Use Techron additive to clean fuel injectors following instructions. Finally, do you use your brakes alot? Fast starts? On/off the gas alot? Drive smoothly!
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure the air filter is clean,make sure the oxygen sensor is ok but would have to suspect its carboned up due to vehicle age ,if not working properly it tells the engine to run richer than normal.Also make sure the plugs and spark plug leads are in good condition.It wouldnt hurt to put a bottle of injector cleaner in the fuel tank next service as dirty injectors will also add to fuel use.A few small things to do or check but worth it by the sound it.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
tune up sparkplugs, air filter, oil filter,wires if has them fuel filter,if these items havent been done it will affect ur fuel consumption because the engine is working harder threw the grime and old parts that have to be changed, trust me this will make a difference
Posted on May 01, 2010
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