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#344 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage injectors issue [jhl1]
Apr 18, 2008 (11:29 am)
...the grounding by the computer happens by very short impulses, except at KEY ON where "primer" is 1-2 sec.
Cam sensor is part of the injection circuit, and has been suggested several times in similar cases, but I can't remember if one came with a definite solution saying that "the cam sensor was the culprit"....
It is not clearly documented with this engine, but in my other car, a faulty cam sensor will just cause "random" injection and the car will run anyway, but then , it could give a "running rough" feeling....
But this would pop a code, anyway....
Check al connectors....and another forum member had found broken/shorted wires at the firewall near the computer .
#345 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage injectors issue [lmp4]
Apr 21, 2008 (5:46 pm)
The mechanic checked all wires including the wheel well area and all were good. He still has no ground signal to the injectors. I'll email you some info.
#346 of 707 Re: Power Window Issue [tcolburn]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I have had the prolem at various times with my 98 kia.... What seemed to cause the problem is the wiring coming out the side of the door was getting grimped or bunched up somehow? I could straighten out the wiring and the window would work fine. Its been just a few times it has happened and I have not had to fix anything. Hopefully the same will work for your daughter.
#347 of 707 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help?
Apr 24, 2008 (6:56 pm)
I was driving home and it decided to just quit. my husband is trouble shooting to find out whats wrong. we cant get a repair manual. does anyone know where we can get a good repair manual or help trouble shooting our problem. my husband has repaired all of our vehicles over the years but this is different.
if you can truly help please email me. tracieeobellsouth.net
#348 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [trace2001kia]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:12 pm)
This may help: Online Repair Manuals
if you can truly help please email me...
That would deprive others of valuable information - let's keep the discussion here!
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#349 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [trace2001kia]
Apr 25, 2008 (2:47 pm)
Good luck. My mechanic who is a 30 year master tech can't figure out the one we got. We have changed several items, checked wires, changed the computer and it still won't run. We found a seller on ebay who is from Canada that sells CD rom disc for Kia Sportages and my mechanic says it is a good disc.
#350 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [trace2001kia]
Apr 26, 2008 (2:46 pm)
Register to www.kiatechinfo.com and you will have most of what you need, diagrams, codes, repair man uals.
Abot you engine "quitting", what is mileage? above 65,000 miles, the timing belt is an almost mandatory maintenance item, and when the belt quits, that's just it: car stays there, and this is a very common occurrence.
If you meet or exceed above conditions, pull front timing belt cover and check belt.
#351 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [lmp4]
May 07, 2008 (4:29 am)
Ok we are ready to give up. We just changed the cam sensor and no help. We still have no signal to the injectors from the computer. Anyone that has any ideas my mechanic would like to talk to you. He has Verizon Wireless for his cellphone carrier (free call verizon to verizon) or his home/shop phone. Let me know if you can talk to him. We are stuck.
#352 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [jhl1]
May 07, 2008 (4:55 am)
I know how frustrating working on KIA's can be. They are rather difficult to work on. Just in case you haven't tried already, have you contacted KIA directly for help? I know the dealerships want to charge and arm and a leg, so you might want to try KIA directly. Also, craigslist has been informative for me. I don't know how much luck you will have with your situation, but it might be worth the effort.
They make these cars almost impossible for one to work on. I have a 2002 KIA Sportage, and I regret the day I purchased it. It's been nothing but one big headache, and you can't even do simple repairs, like for example, give a tune up because you need a special "tool". I've always had to take it in, even for this simple repair.
I wish you luck, and I am sorry this has happened to you.
P.S. You may get more takers, if you post on craiglist. It doesn't seem like this website gets as much activity as you would think it would.
#353 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [jhl1]
May 07, 2008 (1:00 pm)
repeat: What is mileage? Have you checked the timing belt?