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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Kia
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DIES OUT WHEN TURNING LEFT ONCE EVERY FEW WEEKS, 2008 KIA

Customer Question

DIES OUT WHEN TURNING LEFT ONCE EVERY FEW WEEKS
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2008 KIA OPTIMA
JA: Are you fixing your Optima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: NOTHING HAVING TROUBLE DUPLICATING ISSUE
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just looking to see if you have run across this before
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

1- I ran across this once and it was the fuel pump causing it

2- have you checked fuel pressure :

2008 Kia Optima L4-2.4L

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Standard Value: 338 - 348 kPa (3.45 - 3.55 kgf/sq.cm, 49.0 - 50.5 psi)

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
After this one dies, we pull to the side of the road and it starts right up. Did yours do that also?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
hello
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

no it did not start right up , it would start 5 minutes later

but since yours the it starts right up

you need to run the a fuel volume flow test on it ,on the flow of the fuel pump that is a little different than pressure test, we want to see if the fuel pump intermittently losing pressure flow .

that will require special test gauges to do

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

if that is not the issue

then fuel pump relay , replace in case it is getting hot and clicking off,CLICK ON LINK VIEW FUEL PUMP RELAY LOCATION

if not then the computer is the control if it was a module resetting each time you cycling the ignition switch

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

before condemning computer wiring and computer pin out testing is needed

Please let me know if you need anything else on it

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank You
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

You are Very welcome

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