2000 Kia Sportage No power

Tiny
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  • 2000 KIA SPORTAGE
Engine Performance problem
2000 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

The car can rev to 1500rpms without a problem but past 1500 it sputters out and will die. It doesnt have any power when driven. I can hear a vaccuum leak coming from either the canister or canister close valve. I think that it may be the latter. What can I do? Also, could it be problem with the fuel pump or something like that?
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Sunday, February 14th, 2010 AT 10:01 AM

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Tiny
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I have a 2000 sportage that seemed to starve for fuel at anything above 2000 rpm and it had terrible acceleration. After looking in many forums and finding endless solutions that didn't work I finally figured it out. I was getting misfire codes due to the starvation and if I backed off the gas for a little it would quit trying to die until the next time I tried to accelerate. I replaced the fuel filter and pulled connectors apart and cleaned them. I checked coils and replaced plugs. I cleaned the maf sensor and replaced the fuel pressure regulator. I replaced both lines to the gas tank. I fixed bad grounds at the fuel tank. I replaced both relays under the hood. Nothing seemed to work although everything I did made it run a little better. It already had a replacement gas tank so that wasn't an issue. I had what I thought was good fuel pressure too. The issue was fuel volume. The sock on the bottom of the fuel pump was gunked up. It can be replaced for around $15.00 or cleaned if you're cheap. This restored the volume of fuel allowed to get to the engine and fixed the problem. Like I said before, I had good fuel pressure but no volume behind it. The vehicle would starve as I was trying to accelerate. It ran good at idle. Just something to think about before you replace the pump or sensors.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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This may be something to look at as far as your acceleration issues but won't help you with your vacuum leak.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 7:37 PM

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