why wont my car start


Asked by nic1212 Jul 11, 2007 at 06:54 PM about the 1997 Kia Sportage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car will not start all the time. its like there is not gas going to the engine.  after the car sits it will start. short trips it will not start but long trip it will start

2 Answers


Check the fuel lines and the fuel pump, or take it to Autozone to have a free diagnostic check run.

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Tyler Palmer

mine had the same problem, among several others. it was the fuel pump relay.

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