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hi new to forum got a problem with 2002 Sedona , left home yesterday and got on motorway and the accelerator stopped working after about 7 miles ,it then started again went another 500 yards and it stopped again and i had to drift to hard shoulder where i pressed pedal and it was dead but all the time the car continued to tick over , after approx 2 mins it started to work again but would only rev to around 2000 revs, tried to pull car in closer but lossed the pedal again, whilst waiting for recovery , after about 30 mins got in and tried it again and it reved normally, the recovery truck turned up and took it to garage who couldnt diagnose problem as no manangment light had come on or flagged a code so i went to collect it today got 500 yds down road eventually limped it home after ringing NTM stevenage again but they were less than helpful after fleecing me of £50.00 just to state there was no code ! i got home by waiting for it to come back then doing a bit by bit journey
i have searched the internet , a lot seem to have this problem but cant find any definate solution ....any one solved this problem
 

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i take it every ones sold this piece of shite without solving it , seems also after searching the web ,this is a problem with a lot of other kia models as well ,
i spoke to a taxi driver whos told me its likely to be a high pressure pump which will cost you over £1200 just for the pump and in his experience they only last 60 -80k thats why you dont see these used as taxis anymore !!! he would never touch a kia again !
 

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Sounds like the alternator is on its way out.

Also, check your transmission fluid level and check if the ATF smell burnt. If it is, replace transmission fluid with SP3 ATF (Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi recommended fluid) and see how far it will go.

Good luck and post back.
 

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thanx Bruce , i have now solved my problem after sitting on the road myself and just waiting for the car to reproduce the fault acouple of times which it did after 15 mins of running and reving , it became apparant the car was reaching a certain temp just above half way of gauge then losing the accelerator, i checked the expansion bottle and that looked ok , but squeezing the top hose it was clear there was no coolant in there so removed the rad cap and topped up when it cooled down ,it took around 4 litres , it turns out the rear heater pipes had a hole in them which i had a silly quote for in the 400 region , so i purchased a 3/4 rad hose, some hose clips, cut out the section with the hole on both pipes, as both pipes were badly corroded and rejoined them with the hose i did this yesterday ,its now running fine but have got cold air comming from rear heater ,did have both heaters on when refilling but it does have air lock in rear pipes , so now need to get this out which i believe can be done by jacking front up and running engine.
these cars may be cheap to buy but there bloody expensive when things go wrong just had a quote for timing belt of £ 590.00
After my experience with Steve "THE DIESAL CAR SPECIALIST" at NTM motors in stevenage who siad he drove the car for ages and also left it running and it never happenend to him! and was now running fine! he also stated he wouldnt charge me if he couldnt find a fault ! which both my wife and daughter heard him say ,yet insisted on 50 quid AND WANTED ANOTHER 50 TO REMOVE THE INJECTOR PIPES TO SEE WAT THEY DID , all i can say is hes a liar ! i got less than a mile from the garage before it happened again and they left me stranded didnt want to know ,
another thing he said to me was the fuel pump is not in the tank on the 02 models as he had looked in the tank after removing the plate behind the drivers seats and there was no contamination in tank it looked nice and clean , i said i had read on internet that the fuel pump was in tank he then wnet on to say everyone thinks they know everything because its on the internet !!
needless to say i am glad i am not a "DIESAL SPECIALIST" or I would never of solved the problem !
 
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