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Very sluggish I have a sportage 4x4 1999 2000L - Engine running fine but seems to be very slow on take off for a 2 litre engine. sent in for diagnostics and cant pick up anything. said fuel pressure could be low but not sure what the official rating is meant to be. in past i have had starting and cutting out problems but all has seemed to be resolved once i changed the battery. My Rav 4 which has same size engine although lighter than the Kia will leave it in the dust in 2 seconds. Any ideas?? Andrew

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  • drew1000 Jul 18, 2008

    Thanks cquesenberry

    It had a major service 2 months ago so cant be plugs. i am getting the fuel pump changed today as the pressure rating was 1 bar lower than should be. will let you know outcome.

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It could be a number of things. The spark plugs or the spark plug wires. Fuel pump, or the fuel filter. Check your spark plugs and wires before you do anything. I just changed my spark plugs and wires and now I have better performance on my car. It should be your spark plugs and wires. If you do decide to replace them, you have to know the order of the wires, or you will skrew it all up. So take the new spark plug covors and number them and do them ONE at a time. You can only remove one spark plug at a time as well. I hope this information was good.

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