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Ask Smithy Xtra Kia Rio start-up issue

Asked by Paul.

I have a Kia Rio JB 2006 model manual 1.6 motor and am having trouble intermittently with it starting. The engine turns over but nothing happens. I was told replacing the fuel filter may help.

Answered by CarsGuide

12 Jul 2011 Carsguide.com.au

Check the battery, it might not have enough grunt to crank the engine and start it. Batteries are under enormous pressure at this time of the year and if they’re a bit down it will show up.

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