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I HAVE A 2002 KIA SPORTAGE. IT TURNS OVER BUT WON'T START. I DON'T THINK IT'S A FUEL PROBLEM. THANKS BOB

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I had the same problem with my 99 sportage. There is box with relays in it and one of them has a problem. Try switching the relays and see if that helps.

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  • ctlove69 Jan 04, 2011

    I had the same problem with my 99 sportage. It seems that there is a problem with the relays, in the engine compartment there is a box near the battery that holds 2 relays. If you swap these relays and try to start you car and it starts it is one of the relays. I swapped and drove my car for a couple months before I bought a new relay, have not had a problem since. I hope this helps.

  • cheatsey Jan 09, 2011

    Hi, can you tell me what relays they are, are they listed so i know which ones to swap.

  • ctlove69 Jan 19, 2011

    Hello, one relay is the fuel pump and the other is the main engine. They are on the left side of the engine compartment in a black box in front of the battery. The relays are the only two in the box, they are black and about one inch square and have three prongs. If you have to replace the relays they only cost about $16 each, but try swapping them first to see if that is the problem. I don't know why this worked but I have no problems now or in the past 5 years. The big problem that I have is finding a manual for this make and model. Let me know if this fixes the problem.

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