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Takes a time to crank but after u git it cranked and shut it

Customer Question

takes a long time to crank but after u git it cranked and shut it off it will start right back up let it sit for 3 or 4 hours hard to start again
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: not the battary turns over fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2002 kia rio
JA: Are you fixing your Rio yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: crank and cam sensor fuel pump fuel filter plugs plug wires etc...............
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  david craig replied 27 days ago.

hi im David. try cleaning out the thRottle body, IAC and egr valve. it its still hard to start after that, have the fuel pressure tested. i know it says you replaced the the fuel pump and filter, but still check the pressure.

Expert:  david craig replied 26 days ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 25 days ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 24 days ago.


Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 23 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that can cause a hard start. Fuel pressure bleedoff is a common cause of a hard start after sitting for an extended time and the pump is most likely to cause that but if the pump was replaced with a new part then you should be able to rule that out. You could have one or more leaking injectors though.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to see if any fault codes are setting. Have you checked for codes?