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2001 kia rio

It starts and runs a very few minutes and dies. When you turn it off it will run for another minute and die again. This process repeats as many times as you want to turn it off and restart it.

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  • mickey sheldon Aug 11, 2008

    OK I will try what you suggested. If it does not work, to the shop she goes.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    the car starts fine but then it would die after a few minutes

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It can be a fuel problem or a distribution problem.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 11, 2008

    Check spark plugs, if one of them is burnt or much dirtier then the others, then the car is misfiring on one or more cylinders, replace the spark plugs, if this does not help check distributor and electronic distribution.
    Check air filter, and eventually replace it if it is dirty, check that air intake is not obstructed.
    Regarding fuel problems, check and eventually replace fuel filter. Check if fuel pump is running, check if it is not noisy and if there is fuel pressure.
    If the above did not help you in solving the problem, then the car computer must be connected to a code reader. the computer returns error code that allow to fix problems on electronic distribution and electronic injection. In this case I suggest going to a mechanic and having car computer units scanned, the scan on its own it is not an expensive work, then you can decide if to proceed in fixing the car.


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