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I have a KIA Sportage 2005 hard to start first thing in the

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Customer: I have a KIA Sportage 2005 hard to start first thing in the morning, when started it runs great, turn it off and it starts fine, let sit for a few minutes and hard starting again. have already changed fuel filter/pump and did not help.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I turn switch to on and listen nto fuel pump
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Is the check engine light on when this is happening?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Check engine is on , test indicates front catletic converted
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, just to be clear this issue is happening when the engine is cold only?
If it gets to operating temp you don't have this issue?
Also, is it a 4 or 6 cylinder engine please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6 cylinder, when warm it starts fine
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


Is it cold enough now to do a little test on it?