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Hey guys
Having issues with my 2002 2.9d Kia
It takes a while to start
It keeps trying to turn over and eventually does turn over after a few attempts
Once it turns over it drives fine
Only when I'm sat still in my car it cuts out and is hard to start again

I linked up my cables to another car and jump started
It started everytime after five seconds of cranking and didn't cut out whilst still attached to jump leads
once jump leads were removed car cut out and went back to old ways

Car has half a tank of diesel in
Please help
 

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Sounds like the battery isn't holding a charge. Check the voltage in the battery, then start the car and with nothing electrical running check the voltage at the battery. At idle it should be around 13v. Rev the engine and check again, should rise to no more than 14v. Return to idle and turn on the headlights, fans, heated rear windscreen and fog lights. If the voltage drops below 12v, either at idle or when revved then the alternator is shot. Otherwise it is probably the battery. Some garages can check the batteries condition for you with some specialist kit, especially those that deal with electrics.
 

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Thank you Cheney for the reply
Checked battery over its fine
Friend fired some easy start into engine and it fired up easy
He's told me to check fuel filter and replace it

How do I access fuel sender
I've looked under seats to check paint etc
 

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No problem. It's difficult to give a conclusive diagnosis without actually seeing the car unfortunately.
Between the two middle seats there is a flap on the floor. Open it and undo the screws, then lift the panel out.
What makes me think electrical is the fact that it ran with jump leads attached but cut out when removed. A fuelling fault would still show up with the jump leads connected.
Good luck and keep trying.
 

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sounds like the alternator isn't putting out enough to keep the car running? I would check alternator...
 

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Had a mobile mechanic around today
Problem was fuel pressure and I had a faulty injector
Mechanic replaced it and its working fine now
Worried about the coolant though
My thermo gauge does not work
And engine fan does not spin
Took the car for an hundred mile drive earlier and fan didn't come on
Mechanic checked the fan and it span
So its not seized like the air con
What could stop it spinning
Mechanic took thermostat out has he said the top pipe was not getting hot


Anyone know how I can rectify this
 

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That is strange. A faulty injector would give rough running, and low fuel pressure would possibly show up as a lack of power. If your temperature gauge isn't working and the fan isn't cutting in that would lead me to the temperature sensor in the engine. Both components run off the same signal.
 

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Shouldn't be. Unplug the wiring and unscrew. Refitting is reversal of removal (to quote a Haynes manual). I can't remember where it is located exactly but it's usually near the thermostats. If you like I can look it up in my workshop manual.
 

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Unfortunately there isn't a picture in my manual, just some text:
Engine coolant temperature
sensor
inspection
1. Check for resistance.
Water temperature
-4°F (-20°C)
68°F (20°C)
176°F (80°C)
Resistance (Ш)
14.6-17.8
2.2-2.7
0.29-0.35
2. If not as specified, replace the engine coolant
temperature sensor.
 
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