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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Kia
Satisfied Customers: 32071
Experience:  20+ yrs. experience as repair shop manager and technician.
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2004 sorento loses power at ghway speed. Stop restart ok

Customer Question

2004 sorento loses power at highway speed. Stop restart ok for awile then does it again. showing code p1330
JA: Have you checked the spark plugs? When was your air filter last changed?
Customer: recently changed
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: found new ecm but can not find anyone except dealer to program it.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it seems to be ecm related found refurbished one that is clean can not find anyone but dealers to reprogam it.Auto shops want around $1000 for new ecm and programing and kia is $1275 just for ecm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


The least expensive repair and one that will not require programming is to send your existing ecm out to be rebuilt. I use AES modules and they run around $199 for a Kia ecm

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how long does it take.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


5-10 days, depending upon their workload.