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2009 Kia Sportage EX 2WD 4dr V6 Auto

2009 Kia Sportage
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2 Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
18 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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March 15, 2013, 12:05 pm

Ed B
 

Question: some sort of bad idle sensor????

Feels Like>> Vehicle is sluggish>> When I need passing power and press the accelerator to the floor>> Yes>> bogs down on acceleration,doesn't idle down when it supposed to,especially between shifts, backfires or pops back sometimes on acceleration


March 29, 2013, 10:43 am

Elizabeth K
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If you're having problems when your foot is on the gas pedal, then focus on that problem first, and if the idle problem does not get resolved at the same time, tackle that second. The problem you're describing could be caused by many different things. The start troubleshooting, have it scanned for codes and have the fuel pressure tested. If that doesn't reveal any info, have the MAF sensor tested, as well as the EGR system. Did this all start at the same time? If not, it is likely more than one problem.


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