Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.
My info is limited on your model here but I see no one else has responded and thought I would see if I can help here.
Check and see if the engine is burning any engine coolant.If your vehicle is losing coolant with this issue here this can be caused by a fault with something like a leaking cylinder head gasket or another component leaking internally in the engine causing the hard starting and white smoke issues.If the engine coolant is found to be o.k. and not found to be low at all with this issue let me know.
Unfortunately I don't have the settings for pump timing or clearances for valves here on this model myself.I will have to open this question up for others here to see if they can assist further on this as someone else here may have more info on what to check or do with this issue.I hope you can get this resolved with ease.No need to reply to my last post here unless it is a last resort as it will keep your question locked to me and others will not be able to view it.