Question about 1998 Kia Sephia

1 Answer

After washing motor car wont start. i have used air hose and dried every thing and changed the coil but it wont start

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I did the same thing....the fuse box cover has a poor design in the screw that holds it down....the top becomes concave over time and pooling h20 drizzles down the retaining bolt and gets into the fuses. The main fuse that I flooded was only available from Kia...i believe it was an ignition timing control unit.... a silver square fuse (one of the larger ones) that had i think four prongs on proabbly won't find it at any automotive store....btw if you know anything about changing the water pump, i'd be quite oblidged

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

  • gblocke Jul 30, 2008




1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

1998 toyta tacoma wont start

I know this is too late but, you should never pressure wash an engine without waterproofing all of your electrics. The pressure washer pushes water into places it isn't meant to go. You will need to find where the water has gone, and dry it out. You may be lucky and be able to save your ECU or electric start kit by drying it out properly.

May 06, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My discovery wont idle after the motor was washed

Dealer washed it, he should fix it. They don't like that 'cos they have to pay the mechanic.. BUT.. Basically there is water somewhere it shouldn't be. First thing I would do is remove the distributer cap, check inside for any sign of dampness or droplets. Wipe it out thoroughly with tissue or soft cloth. Secondly I would find a source of high pressure air, (perhaps dealer will help here) and blow out all visible wire connections and connection blocks, especially around the ignition coil, then spray all of them lightly with WD40. Allow WD40 to dry before restarting. Open up the air filter box and make sure it's not full of water. This is very basic stuff, and it's all can tell you right now, as I'm not a mechanic. Hope it helps.

Apr 28, 2013 | 2003 Land Rover Discovery

2 Answers

1994 toyota corolla turns over but wont start

If you can, air dry the complete engine compartment where you used water to clean it. Possibly a few electrical connectors to the ignition system are wet. If you can disconnect these and air dry them, it may help. If you have not performed any type of maintenance like tune up, good time to do so.

Jun 27, 2017 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Guy washed my 1987 olds calais since then it backfires out throttle body.wont even start now

Everyone is missing the main thing here, you just WASHED the motor. You got water in the ignition system. It would be helpful if I knew which motor you had, 2.3, 2.5, or 3.0. If you have the 2.5 or 3.0, you should remove the distributor cap and spray some WD-40 in it, let it dry, and reinstall. WD-40 was a military invention, and the name stands for Water Drier-40th formulation. It was designed to displace water and lubricate to prevent rust where the water was. If you have the 2.3, you will have to remove the 4 bolts that hold the cover on the top of the motor, unplug the electrical connector at the end of that cover, and lift it straight up off of the motor. Underneath the cover you will find what they call the coil cover. This actually acts as your spark plug wires, distributing the energy from your ignition coils (there are 2 under the coil cover) to the spark plugs. There are 4 "boots" that probably stayed on your spark plugs when you pulled the cover off, you will need to remove them from your spark plugs and put them back on the coil cover when you are ready to reinstall it. You will find 6 VERY SMALL BOLTS holding the coil cover on the main cover, remove them and the coil cover will easily come off. Dry the inside of this as stated above with the other 2 engines, allow to dry, wipe it out and return it as you removed it.

Oct 25, 2012 | 1987 Oldsmobile Calais

2 Answers

My Mercedes 180 wont start at all after engine wash. Please suggest.

Let it dry out. but check by the cap and rotor. or the coil pack. Water and power dont mix...

Mar 06, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The bypass hose had busted and now the car will not start. I pulled the cable off from the ignition coil and there is no spark going to the distributor.

just sounds like something has got wet that sholdnt have, when it dries the vehicle will start again. i had one and i was washing the engine off at the car wash, done the same thing, died, and wouldnt start. got the coil dried back off, wires, and distributor and cap, and it fired right back up..

Nov 30, 2010 | 1990 Toyota Cressida

1 Answer

My 2001 beeetle wont start motor turns was told i

if car turn over not start could be many things.faulty fuel pump.broken or stripped time belt.bad spark plugs.broken loose or disconnected wires at the ignition coils or a bad mass air flow sensor.its best to hook car to help pinpoint problem faster.

Dec 03, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

My 1991 toyota camry wont start after I washed the engine. I've dried the distributor but it still wont start.

give every thing a good spray with WD40 that may help start her up,, its a bad idear to use a high presher water hose for cleaning your engine up,,
you just found out way that is! she will go again after she has dryed off again,,

Nov 02, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

2001 chevrolet tracker engine cranks but won't start

You have wet ignition components. Get an air hose and blow dry everything you can get to. You may even have to let it sit to dry out.

Apr 29, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Tracker

2 Answers

99 grand cherokee laredo wont start but turns over

Check power to the ignition coil,,you may have interfered with one of the wires going to the coil

Jan 16, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Kia Sephia Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77514 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides