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2005 Kia Rio Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2005 Kia Rio
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
25 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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March 7, 2011, 11:41 am

HM J
 

Question: check engine light on- but problem was fixed

Question- Is that difficult for them to figure out? I'm already going to be $100 in the hole for them to run another diagnostic. My car is having problems starting- but runs okay. In the morning- great. Quick stop to get gas before work- doesn't want to turn over. Leave it alone for 15-20 minutes only a little hesitation.

Background- A month ago the light came on and the diagnostic read vacuum seal had a problem. They fixed it, two days ago the light came on and I took it to an auto shop store for the testing (vs $95 at the dealer) and it said the vacuum seal had a problem. They just fixed it so the guy turned it off. Came back on two days later and a friend of mine took it to someone who has a diagnostic machine and gave me a free diagnostic- yep, vacuum seal problem. He looked at it for 30 minutes and said there was no problem and that the sensor was bad and needed to be replaced.


March 8, 2011, 8:23 pm

Tyler O
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You should take it back to the shop that did the repair and have them take care of it or compensate you in some way. It's their job to diagnose it properly, the first time.

Do you know the specific trouble code by chance?


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