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2001 Kia Rio Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2001 Kia Rio
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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November 14, 2012, 5:42 pm

Patricia V

Question: check engine light

car is having trouble going uphill and sometimes has trouble going faster than 30 mph on flat land. i changed spark plugs and noticed oil all over. what could it be???

November 16, 2012, 8:55 am

Richard W
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Is oil all over the end of the plug that goes inside the engine. Or all over the out. If it's the out side you have a valve cover leak. If it's the inside you have engine problems. And that could be why you are having a problem with power. The other thing is you mite have a plugged exhaust. I would have the exhaust back pressure checked by a exhaust shop. Most will do it for free. If that is good you need to have the feul pressure tested.

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