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Wont keep running

Engine turns over ok starts runs 2 sec stops act as if fuel being cut off,if u step on gas it cuts out ,it shutters and stalls,checked for codes nothing found,can hear fuel pump working.Checked to see if it was a passlock problem cant find anything,car has over 200,000 klms but has been perfect no warning just went to start it and this happened. I have a 1999 Kia Sephia. I have had no real problems with it until one day, I started the car and it ran smoth for a bout four seconds and then cut off. I let it sit fofr a moment and then tried again and the same thing happened.

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  • schmeltzert Sep 25, 2008

    I just bought this piece of **** and already it won't start. I have to trick it by moving the key back and forth. After sitting for twenty minutes, then it will start. Sometimes when driving, it wants to stall out or it starts to buck. The mechanics found nothing wrong with it but they couldn't get it started either. They said it was the fuel pump relay. Changed that but it made the problem worse. Does anybody have any ideas?

  • crc83 Oct 06, 2008

    same thing. it starts for a few seconds then stalls like there is no fuel. put it in gear it dies. can hear a loud whinging sound coming from top of the engine when it dies.

  • Dennisgetsma Oct 09, 2008

    Same prob also. Car runsfine for a week or two then has this spell were it seems to stall, try to start it and it runs for a couple seconds then dies. After three or four attempts, it will not even start. Wait for 30 minutes, car starts and runs fine until the next episode. Sometimes last just a day, sometimes a week.

  • derrob108 May 11, 2010

    the only problem with the car is that it will start up for a few seconds and then cut off as if it's out of gas. after letting it sit for a minute or two, i crank it up and it starts but often behaves like it wants to stall.

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I have a 1999 kia sephia that won't start. fuel pump won't come on but when hooked directly to battery it runs....what can the problem be?

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I would say it sounds exactly like a passlock problem. There is a detailed write-up here: http://newrockies.ca . The guy is great, this was the only way I was able to save my Park Avenue.

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