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Good day. I drive a kia sorento diesel 2003 model. When filling in diesel, it keeps kicking back. Unfortunately most answers refer to petrol. No answers for a diesel engine. Please help

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Same as petrol vent problem

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SOURCE: kia sorento diesel engine

could be you have a few bad glow plugs or a relay for them or a bad glow plug controler. the glow plugs are basicly a direct short that creates heat that warms the air in the cylinder to aid initial start.they can be checked wiyh an ohm meter. remove the wire and place one lead on the wire connecter of the plug the other to a good should have good connectivity. if not replace the plug

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

SOURCE: we have KIA SORENTO 2003 diesel, and the problems

Change the crankshaft sensor.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: sometimes have problems getting 1st and reverse on kia sorento

if this is a standard it"s time for a clutch and preasure plate.

Posted on May 17, 2010


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SOURCE: we have KIA SORENTO 2003

Engine revs on its own, like? it revs up & down, up & down, if so, it is your Idle Air Control Valve (IAC Valve)

Posted on Jan 06, 2011


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SOURCE: 2003 automatic kia sorento turbo diesel, smoking

better to carbonize the muffler to clean it!!!if the smoke still better to check the turbo the turbo if there are to many oil it means your turbo had a problem

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