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KNOCK SENSOR/ CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

2003 Kia Rio

Electrical problem
2003 Kia Rio 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 91400 miles

HELP! I'm sick of going to the Dealership? I love my Rio. Great car with gas. But i'm sick of the check engine light comming on. My problem begin about Nov. 2006 when I had massive Idle problems with the car. Well tearing out the idle assy. Did the trick. But not after alot of money forked out on it. I had surpassed the main warranty on it. But now in Auguse of 2007 my check engine light starts comming on again now with the repeated Problem of knock sensor. Ok, so I had the sensor replaced. But this is my 12th time since then with that light comming on with the same code. Dealership does not be able to seem to fix the problem. Their suggestion is put higher octane gas in it. But it does not work and the light still keeps comming on. Please there has to be a reason, does Anyone know why or can they help me. I'm a single girl and this is getting me very depressed. I have a black peice of tape I keep in the car and when it comes on I cover it up. It will eventually go off by itself but will come back on over a few hundred miles. I'm not crazy like the dealership thinks. Just tired of their not so good judgement with the car? Kia Rio 2003 auto.
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2CarPros-Archives
February 4, 2008.




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