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I have an 05 kia sorento with 53000 miles on it. Today my check engine light came on. Now with the light still on when im am driving it wont go over 3,000 rpms is this a safety? It has a auto tranny. Is my only hope with the dealer? Also what is covered under warrenty? thanks. just trying to figure out if im going to have to fork out some money!

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you need and obd reader to tell you what the code is then go to kia service website to find what code means ...if you are in america there are places that will read your code for free....you could try disconnecting and re connecting the battery after about 20 min and see if the code returns....others will advise on free obd locations
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I went and read the codes it gave me a cylinder 6 missfire. So I cleared the code and it worked great for about a day then it started doing the short shifts and no power.. It doesnt feel rough as if a cylinder isnt working... Where do i start with plugs then wires? is there a coil for each cylinder"? thanks
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the cylinders fire in pairs ( 3 coils on the left bank) so a mis on 6 is a unique fault in no 6 cylinder ....are you sure the dreaded butterflys have not disintegrated and done some damage in no 6 ..did you have the butterfly unplugged as I suggested ??? ..its usually the high number cylinders that are affected ....I think I would do a compression test on no 6 ....let us know how you go ...If you do have to get into heavy dismantle take out all the butterfly stuff and block the two ends where the rod fits then it can never happen ( again )

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There is someone a little higher up in the listing with the same symptoms and its the butterfly disintegrated...
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