We have taken the car to multiple mechanics. They changed wires, plugs and after 3 differant places they found the front CatConverter was plugged. Others kept checking back one, and it was fine. They replaced O2 sensor since they broke it trying to remove it. They checked timing and all was good. Since the CC was replaced we have power and drives good if you let it warm up several minutes. When car is first started the idle is rough, raises, lowers and then when it steadies out, your ready to drive.
Sometimes when driving you get a stutter, happens when you ease off gas. Its a slight hesitation when you let off gas, then step back on gas. Almost as I said before, a rocking horse motion. It keeps going, power doesn't really drop.
We recently changed fuel filter, MAF. I bought the car new and have always kept up on maintenance. This is frustrating, and small towns are not the best places for kia rio repairs.
2001 KIA RIO 5 Speed 4 door
"150,000+ and going strong!"
Not much for comfort, but its been more reliable then my friends & families expensive cars!!