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2006 kia sportage diesel when cold erratic idle lacks power

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2006 kia sportage diesel when cold erratic idle lacks power low revs
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.


Hello, welcome to Just Answer/Pearl. My name is Mike, I will
do my very best to assist you with your question today.

Are there any warning lights coming on at all?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


No none

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Ok the issue that you are describing is consistent with the filter of a glow plug issue since this happens on cold starts. The first step I would take is to have the filter changed and see if the problem remains.