2001 Kia Sportage 4x4, 148000 miles. Up till yesterday ran perfect. No miss, purred like a kitten, plenty of power. Girlfriend filled it up with gas, was climbing up a hill & vehicle lost power & quit, would not start back up. She says it " acted like it ran out of gas ". So, I put a new fuel pump, strainer & fuel filter on the vehicle.
Turn key on, pump does not make a sound nor pumps. Double checked the fuse & relay, both good. Checked the plug going to the fuel pump for voltage. One of the pins was showing 11. Something & another pin showed 7. Something volts. Both ground were fine. Went back to fuse panel under the hood, check every relay & fuse.
The main fuse was blown ( the 15 amp one, not the relay ). Replaced it, turn on ignition, instantly blew out again. Traced every dang ground to chassis I could find & made sure the was connected & grounding, couldn't find one that wasn't.
Also remembered, back a couple months ago, the check engine light had come on & stayed on. Ran the codes, said faulty cam position sensor & catalytic converter code. I ignored them figuring the vehicle was running perfect, If it was the cam sensor, thought it would run terrible at the least. Had code cleared when I scanned it, never came up again.
So, 1st question. Would a faulty cam sensor cause the main fuse to pop if it was faulty?
& question 2, If not, any ideas as to what is causing it to pop?
I am guessing the main fuse is what is preventing the fuel pump from operating.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 15th, 2013 AT 1:07 AM