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Kiatech, Kia Master Technician
Category: Kia
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Experience:  30+ years experience,ASE certified,KIA certified Master Technician,Ford factory trained
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My 2005 spectra turns over but will not start ... first

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Hi - my 2005 spectra turns over but will not start ... first issue save one time years ago when the engine was "flooded" by attempts to start it. A tow driver was able to "reset" something by pressing on the gas pedal - not sure what he did. Are you able to help?
JA: No. I'm the Kia Mechanic's Assistant.
Customer: OK thanks ...
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes - I just want to get my car started - think it may be condensate or something in the line - cold morning ...
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried pressing the gas pedal a couple of times as I was told that doing so will "reset" the computer that controls the fuel injection.
JA: Is there anything else the Kia Mechanic should be aware of about your Kia?
Customer: No ... new-is battery ...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

How many miles on the car?

Do you smell raw gas while you are trying to start it?