2002 KIA RIO WONT GO FAST

  • Tiny
  • imnina
  • 2002 Kia Rio

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2002 Kia Rio 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 68,000 miles

My car ran hot about 3 weeks ago. I had the water hose replaced and all the fluids replaced. When I tried to start it, it wouldnt so I had the spark plugs changed (just hd a tune up in jan). Anyway now, when I put my foot on the gas to go, ut moves about 10 miles per hour. It shifts and then I can go fast, about 35 mph. When I make a stop, I have to sart again slow, I mean barely moving, take my foot off the gas, let it shift and then I can go about 35. I wont dare try to go on the interstate! Any suggestions. Oh, it's sometimes hard to start too. I have to turn the ignition to start, put my feet on the gas and then start the car. Please help!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi imnina,

Is the idling stable and can it be revved up?

Is any check light showing?

The overheating could have blown the head gasket or melted some sensors.

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Sunday, June 15th, 2008 AT 8:26 AM
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  • imnina
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Yes, the check engnie light is on, I had a oil change and then took it to the auto store. They said the crankshaft sensor is bad. Any advice?

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Monday, June 16th, 2008 AT 8:30 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Hi imnina,

Yes, a faulty crank sensor can cause difficult starting and lack of power. Get it changed.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 AT 8:20 AM

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