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Takes a time to crank but after u git it cranked and shut it

Customer Question

takes a long time to crank but after u git it cranked and shut it off it will start right back up let it sit for 3 or 4 hours hard to start again
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: not the battary turns over fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2002 kia rio
JA: Are you fixing your Rio yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: crank and cam sensor fuel pump fuel filter plugs plug wires etc...............
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

hi im David. try cleaning out the thRottle body, IAC and egr valve. it its still hard to start after that, have the fuel pressure tested. i know it says you replaced the the fuel pump and filter, but still check the pressure.

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.


Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that can cause a hard start. Fuel pressure bleedoff is a common cause of a hard start after sitting for an extended time and the pump is most likely to cause that but if the pump was replaced with a new part then you should be able to rule that out. You could have one or more leaking injectors though.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a scan tool or code reader to see if any fault codes are setting. Have you checked for codes?