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I have 2008 3.8 sorento, that sometimes cranks hard before

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I have 2008 3.8 sorento, that sometimes cranks hard before starting
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Customer: Most of the time the sorento starts right up but sometimes it will crank hard before it starts . It has 71000 mi
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I would unless it is extensive job
JA: Is there anything else the Kia Mechanic should be aware of about your Kia?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 7 months ago.
Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teachautomotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Pleaseunderstand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problemwith the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computerdata/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; wejust diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch thevehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going todirect you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please bepatient and permit me to do what I do best.I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” inreturn. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If thereis any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so Ican go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help youthrough it. You should first have the starting system tested, battery and cables. Then you should test the fuel pressure with a gauge.Thanks, Ron