2001 Kia Spectra Kia Spectra starting problem when engine I

Tiny
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  • 2001 KIA SPECTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,000 MILES
I have a Kia Spectra 2001 model. When the engine is cold, it refuses to start. After cranking a few times, it ignites with a shake and stalls. The start after this is perfect. Have replaced the fuel pump, checked the alternator, battery, starter motor, plugs etc. But unable to find the cause of the problem.
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 9:33 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like a bad temp sensor. It tells the computer how rich or lean to make the fuel mixture based on ambient temp and coolant temp. Have you ever noticed if any black smoke comes from the exhaust when it starts?
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
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No black smoke when the engine starts up. The temp sensor was also changed.
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Monday, October 18th, 2010 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Have you checked fuel pressure drop off?
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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Fuel pressure drop off? How do you check that?
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 2:29 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

This is a how to for checking fuel pressure. It explaines how to check pressure, the fuel pressure regulator, and drop off. WHen you shut the key, the fuel pressure should remain steady for a period of time. If it drops quickly, that is a problem.

You will need a fuel pressure gauge. Most parts stores will lend or rent one to you.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 8:07 AM

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