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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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My 03 kia has little drive when starting out. good 200m

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my 03 kia has little drive when starting out. for a good 200m it only just moves [unless going downhill!] and produces black smoke from exhaust. None of my mecanics seem to be able to find the solution. Perhaps you can help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have the car booked in for Tuesday but any ideas you can provide would be welcome. Thanks

Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.
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Is the check engine light ON when the engine is running .
Was the system checked for malfunction codes .
When blowing black smoke then you are running rich this is an indication of the engine getting too much fuel or not enough air .
Which Kia and engine size do you have..
Rgds Greg

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