Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
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Try this, after letting it sit a while, cycle the key about 3 or 4 times, from START to ON, don't try to start it. just cycle the key from OFF to ON a few times, then attempt to crank it and see if it that helps any. Let me know.
Alright. sounds good.
Is the check engine light on now when it's running? or have you seen it come on since you've had this problem?
I would like to know what code is in it now? or if it is setting any or not.
So the check engine light is still on now? correct?
Alright, Likely whatever is causing the check engine light to come on is causing the issue, so if you can get the codes read, and let me know what they are, (usually a local auto parts store can do this) then I would have a better idea as to what is going on. Do you feel comfortable with this mechanic that fixed the throttle body? how long ago was the vehicle worked on by him?
Did you mechanic download the software into the new throttle module?
If the throttle body didn't come preloaded, then this is your problem. This is done with software that is downloaded through the DLC connector, or Data Link Connector that you plug in to the same spot you plug your code reader into at. If it was a brand new throttle body from Kia, I beleive he should've downloaded the software or what is referred to as "programmed" the throttle body. May want to find a kia dealer that can straighten the software out on it, because most independent shops haven't invested in the interface or have the tooling available to do this.
If it was preloaded then you should be good to go, Can you clear all the codes out and nothing comes back?
Alright, Did this tech just put the throttle body on it recently ?
I don't think it came preloaded, but I can't be positive, It could be the pedal position sensor but haven't seen too many of those fail. I believe it needs loading and the software updated. and it should work right. That's my best answer on this one.