my 1998 kia sportage cranks but wont turn over. I had it hooked to autozones computer cause my check engine light stays on and they said fuel system so i am thinkin fuel pump or filter but wanna make sure
It just broke down today but need it fixed asap my only vehicle. I have replaced many parts on this car to keep this from happening
Hello, my name isXXXXX will do my best to assist you with your questionif you open gas cap, put ear very close to the fill tube, have someone cycle the key on/off, wiat then repeat, can you hear a hum, whine from the pump?
I'll have to get back to you on that question. I am still waiting on the tow truck driver to drop it off so I can check it.
Well, I can guess on things but would rather do basic tests firstThis has to be done when car with youI suppose LMK when you have the car. Thanks
My tow guy just got to my kia and said it started right up. So now I am confused cause for me it would only crank. Now when the kia did not start it was over a 100 degrees now it is cooler.
I figured out the issue thanks
just ready to repsond but if got it, greats hope all goes ok for you
Ok well it is not vapor locking which is what I was pretty sure it was doing. It has almost half a tank of gas and it started and I let it run awhile then turned it off and tried to start it again and no fire just cranks. While running it also acts like it wants to die but does not.
at this point , no way for me to say. Its either no fule, no spark etcYou need to spray soem carb claner int he throttle body next time just cranks and will not startalso, never told me if you hear the pump run
Ok I just did the test for the fuel pump turned ignition to on several times and nothing. No sounds from the tank at all.
any possible way to get hold of can of carb cleaner and spray into the throttle body to see if it starts/stalls?
Yes. Ok I know most parts on cars but is the throttle body part of the fuel injection?
its the item the large intake hose hooks to with the throttle butterfly inside it
Didnt help still wont start
if it did not try, then more than just fuel problem. could be the main relaylocate both the main and fuel pump relay and cycle key and see if you can feel both or either clickyou may? have lost spark but not hearing pump may be a dual problem
I can feel the main relay click but nothing from fuel relay
i just do not know.No fuel pump heard, will not startwill not start on carb cleanerthat tells me you dont have spark and maybe not fuelhave to know if you are getting spark. somay have to remove a wire and plug, lay it on the engine, crank and see if you have spark
Could it be coil pack?
not really, you have 2 coils and 2 wires for both to fail at same time? rare
I wouldnt put it past this vehicle. This kia has been a major pain since I've had it. I have replaced almost everything on it. I will try the spark plug after while when I have someone else here to help me.
lmk thanks. need to know if spark or not
I am not that mechanically inclined. I will have to pay someone to fix it for me.
ok, i will have post closed
Why one part of the day it just cranks and wont start but other days or part of a day it will fire right up?
Relist: Other.never came to an answer and he is not online right now