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Hold lite flashing check engine lite on just did a tuneup…

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Hold lite flashing check...

Hold lite flashing check engine lite on just did a tuneup and it also is backfiring at start up and sometimes stalls when stopped5

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Blinks

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?

2000 sportage

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sportage yourself? What have you tried so far?

Had to change plugs and wires changed oil and catalytic converter's

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Had mechanic do it

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Kia
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Also replcaced both oxygen sensors
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Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 8 months ago
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