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Our van stalled today at a red light. It just quit. The

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Our van stalled today...

Our van stalled today at a red light. It just quit. The engine would turn over and over but would not start. Sounded like it was backfiring through the carburator.

Mechanic's Assistant: My old Jeep sounds like a steam radiator sometimes. It must be old age. The Kia Mechanic will know what your noise means and what to do about it. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

I finally got it started and drove home. It has done it again when I took the trash off awhile ago. Sounds almost like it is not getting gas. I just filled up coming back from my errands.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

I don't know

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Kia Mechanic should know about your Kia?

We had to jump it off the first time.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
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Hello, what model and year Kia is this?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2005 kia sedona ex
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
comp codes ran p0455 and p0342
Kia Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
 replied 2 years ago

P0455 is just a code for a large evaporative emissions system leak, usually when the gas cap is loose or the gasket for it is not good any longer, nothing that would cause a stalling or hard start issue. The P0342 is a code relating to the camshaft position sensor. Most likely it is a bad sensor, but the wiring will need to be inspected to be sure. A faulty camshaft position sensor can cause the vehicle to not start because the computer uses the relationship between the camshaft sensor and the crankshaft sensor to determine where the engine is and when to fire the spark plugs/injectors. I would suggest first repairing the camshaft sensor issue and seeing if the problem happens again.

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