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'02 Kia Sportage 2.0 2 wheel drive


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Mar 20, 2013, 9:25 PM

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Have '02 Kia Sportage, have replaced transmission and motor computer, replaced the crankshaft, knock, throttle position sensors, put a new fuel pump, filter and fuel pressure regulator on, and still will not run. It will crank over(motor will turn over). When I brought this car it did not have any take off power, about 2 months after I got it; it started not wanting to start up. Changed plugs and for a while it cranked up find, then it wanted to start not wanting to start, and it just got to where it went from a few tries,to bout 20 minutes to nor start at all. Some one told me that there is a brake switch/sensor and if it is bad it will keep the car from starting. Does anyone know where the brake/sensor switch is? or have any ideal on what might be wrong with it? I am a single mom and on a fixed income. I can't afford to have a mechanic to try and fix it. Thank you for your time and help.....Laugh


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Mar 21, 2013, 3:21 AM

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It costs a lot more to simply throw parts at a problem and not fix it than it does to diagnose it properly in the first place.


All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.



Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.


2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.


3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.



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Mar 21, 2013, 4:52 AM

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have replaced transmission and motor computer, replaced the crankshaft, knock, throttle position sensors, put a new fuel pump, filter and fuel pressure regulator on, and still will not run.


If I did that to a customer's car, I would be burned at the stake.





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Mar 21, 2013, 2:48 PM

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I have already spent $1,800 at a garage telling me this is whats wrong with it, that is whats wrong with it, oh no! this is your problem and each time something was replace, did not fix the starting part. The motor has good compression, no blown head or anything like that. The only thing that has not been change are the plug wires and coil packs, but the plug wires are good... so that i guess leaves the coil packs... If that don't fix it i will shoot it the rest of the way to death......


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Mar 21, 2013, 2:59 PM

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You still haven't learned your lesson, huh?

I gave you the way to troubleshoot this.



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Mar 21, 2013, 10:55 PM

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U don't have 2 b a smart a** do u?


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Mar 22, 2013, 3:15 AM

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As a matter of fact, I do.
What I don't have to do is waste a lot of time trying to help someone that doesn't want to listen and just wants a magic shortcut to solve their issue without having to test anything.



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