what cause my 2004 kia sorento to blow clouds of black smoke.

Asked by Oct 24, 2014 at 06:57 PM about the 2004 Kia Sorento EX 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When fresh from start everything is fine, but after driving for like 20 minutes, the jeep
started to blow very black smoke and seems to loose power....

2 Answers

1,660

1. you're burning oil 2 or you're running a very rich air/fuel misture. running rich means your engine is getting a fuel/air mixture that has too much gas in it. that causes the dirty smoke i think this is what's happening. that's why your car feels like it's clogged. cuz you drove your car like this so long that the black smoked fouled up your catalytic converter and it's not flowing as well anymore. you'll have to replace the catalytic as well as the oxygen sensors, then repair whatever emissions component caused your car to fail and go into "rich mode" in the first place

30

Sorentos have apparently a PROBLEM with "catastrophic engine failure". Oil out the exhaust suddenly is REALLY bad. That can mean bad rings, gunked up valve covers, clogged or broken oil pump/screen, and or oil forced into places it doesn't belong

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Sorento Questions

Kia Sorento Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 530
#2 griprim12
griprim12
Reputation 400
#3 roc622
roc622
Reputation 370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe
236 Great Deals out of 17,501 listings starting at $500
Used Kia Sportage
221 Great Deals out of 20,861 listings starting at $2,950
Used Toyota Highlander
347 Great Deals out of 24,084 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Explorer
738 Great Deals out of 74,285 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Pilot
349 Great Deals out of 20,096 listings starting at $2,199
Used Honda CR-V
660 Great Deals out of 55,844 listings starting at $2,090
Used Chevrolet Equinox
989 Great Deals out of 61,015 listings starting at $1,600
Used Kia Optima
380 Great Deals out of 29,499 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota RAV4
566 Great Deals out of 65,613 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,047 Great Deals out of 92,513 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sedona
88 Great Deals out of 8,519 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sorento For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 21,517 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Kia Sorento For Sale
125 Great Deals out of 3,483 listings starting at $14,495
2015 Kia Sorento For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,923 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Kia Sorento For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 2,407 listings starting at $8,900
2013 Kia Sorento For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,006 listings starting at $7,900