why does my kia keep turning off?

Asked by Mar 19, 2018 at 08:40 PM about the 2001 Kia Rio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car turns off when driven so far, then i have to sit there for it to either cool down
or it could be something else just for it to start up again, it will shake and sputter
if i dont wait and it just wont stay on. no leakage or gas coming out of
anywhere, it becoming very stressful could someone please help?

1 Answer


See if it has a Distributor ignition pick up module otherwise it could also be a sensor in the distributor which in most cases are not replaceable and the whole distributor is bad but if its a pick up module then that is replaceable and also does not come with a new distributor if replacing it. Try a repair manual or online to get testing info to test the pick up module and sensors, also like the cam and crank sensors too. May try a known good computer too if all else falls, say doe the car run like poo or run great until it does not run?

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