2001 Kia Rio Engine Cranks, Won't Fire, Reoccuring
Hi I bought a 2001 Kia Rio a year ago. It has about 70k miles. About 6 months ago, it began having issues where when I turned the key in the ignition and the engine would crank, but it wouldn't fire. Until yesterday, if I waited a minute or so and tried again, it would start fine. Yesterday, I tried for an hour and ran down the battery before giving up. This has happened in cold, warm, and hot weather. What could be causing this? Thanks!
Re: 2001 Kia Rio Engine Cranks, Won't Fire, Reoccuring
I am having the same problem, thought it was ful pump, no go, I heard they had problms with the fuse box and wiring harness, my mechanic messed with mine a few days ago and it has not did it since, but I am looking at changing that. GL
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
How many miles do you have on the new engine? Did you install it yourself? Was it a long or short block install? Was the timing belt on the replacement engine new? Does the engine crank over faster than what would seem normal? If your engine has more than 80K miles on it, you may have a broken timing belt.
2005 ?? and only 70k ,i dont think it needs changing yet till about 120k depending on your local ambient climate ,if in a hot dry area then 7 yrs old yes change but if in a more temperate climate then it will be good for at least till its 10 yrs old ,modern belts are far superior to older ones from the 90s ,Then entrust it to a mechanic because one slip up can ruin the engine ,i would not recomend this job to a weekend mechanic who needs to ask on here how to do it ,yes i can tell you and its not difficult but the consequences of making a mistake ??
My 2003 Kia Rio has almost 200,000 miles on it... 4 months ago I drove it over 2,000 miles with no problems. Before leaving, I took it in to my mechanic to have them change the oil and oil filter, and just generally check it over... fluid levels, brakes, tires ~ basic stuff.
hows yr mileage? try cleaning the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) by using vacuum method.. it can consume upto 8 litres of ATF, normally ATF replacement is 4 litres, with vaccum will be more than 6 litres.. if itsnot helping try carbon clean, ask yr mechanic or kia service station
Had a problem with my daughters Kia Rio, it would tend to loose power and would not accelerate easily, tried everything and it turned out to be the feed cables for the fuel injection which run at the rear of the engine along the baulkhead, which were streched ..Had to rewire .
if you wanna change on your own it be cheap probably in the middle of 17 and 26 for timing belt so do not worry about expenses they need to change every 60k miles thats two thumbs up..also you might check your drive belt they tend to make noise when its worn or bearing on your alternator or power steering also you need to check power steering fluid if there low they tend to makes a grinding noise too..