2008 Kia often fails to start right away

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#1

Sometimes I can’t get my 2008 Kia to start for several minutes. It is a fuel issue. It works great at the dealership.


#2

How do you know it is a fuel issue? Does the engine crank over but it just won’t fire up?

If it cranks over, then try this: turn the key to on - not to where it cranks, just to where the dash light come on. Listen for a little 2-3 second hum. Turn it back off…then back to on…hum…then off…on…hum…etc. Do that about 5-10 times. Then crank it. If it starts right up, then you probably have a bad check valve in the fuel pump. The remedy is to replace the pump.


#3

Thankyou, I will try that.