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My wifes car wont start. I am a (shade tree mechanic) LOL but cant seem to figure this one out. I have an idea but not sure. It is getting fire, all fuses are good. Sounds like fuel pump but doesnt make sense to go out so sudden. She parked it and next morning went to go to work and wouldnt crank. I pulled air duct off put a little fuel in and it starts till it runs out. No fuel coming from fuel pump cant hear it running. Also I hear the vapor box relay in back clicking. I really dont want to have to drop tank if I dont have to. Any suggestions? ECU maybe? ECU relay. If it has a relay where is it?????
I assume it doesnt have a fuel pump relay I cant find it and alot of treads here say the 4 cyl fuel pump runs off ecu. Please help with any suggestions. If I cant get running it will make for a good bonfire lololol. Had soooooo many problems with this POC.
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Well no help from here I figured the proplem out. I used the volt meter and went over everything in the car. Found out it was the fuel pump. Power was getting to it. I took it out and hooked power back up to it and it ran for 1 sec and quit. Then it wouldnt run again no matter how many times i turned the key. So changed it and the screen. Still cant find the filter though. Not in tank like evryone says. Not inline anywhere I traced the line from back to front to the injector. No filter. Maybe crappy kia forgot to put one on. LOL Anyway the pump was a sinch to change. There is an access panel in the trunk under the trunk mat. Just lay the seats down pull the plastic cover with a screwdriver and take out screws.
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Well no help from here I figured the proplem out. I used the volt meter and went over everything in the car. Found out it was the fuel pump. Power was getting to it. I took it out and hooked power back up to it and it ran for 1 sec and quit. Then it wouldnt run again no matter how many times i turned the key. So changed it and the screen. Still cant find the filter though. Not in tank like evryone says. Not inline anywhere I traced the line from back to front to the injector. No filter. Maybe crappy kia forgot to put one on. LOL Anyway the pump was a sinch to change. There is an access panel in the trunk under the trunk mat. Just lay the seats down pull the plastic cover with a screwdriver and take out screws.
Fuel filter is part of fuel pump assembly. Kia was at least nice enough to put an access hole for the fuel pumps. Good to hear you got it figured out.

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