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2002 Kia Spectra Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2002 Kia Spectra
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Compact
24 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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March 27, 2012, 5:16 am

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Question: Poor Gas mileaga dn fuel smell from Exhaust

I Have Kia spectra 2003 with 268,000 miles.

Since 3months ago I experience black smoke and fuel smell from the Exhaust pipe and I was told it is the MAF. I bought this and fix, though the black smoke has reduced, i still smell fuel from the exhaust pipe with very poor mileage 12mpg.

When the engine is cool, I have to start it at least 2 time before moving. It is also difficult to move when climbing a hill with low speed. somebody help me. should I change the Temperature sensor or? Fuel is killing me.


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