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#1 mitsi

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

Hi, I have a problem getting my ka to start, its been sat there for a year whilst ive been kearning to drive, ive had a new battery, oil and filters changed, spark plugs are good, getting a good spark, its got fresh fuel in, ive just used easy start and got it started but it wont rev up very much and themn just cuts out. Any ideas on what the problem could be.

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#2 mitsi

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Oh and thanks for any help in advance.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:42 PM

did you have the fuel filter changed as well?

 

It sounds like its an idle control valve issue to me?



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:03 PM

did you have the fuel filter changed as well?
 
It sounds like its an idle control valve issue to me?

how would I find out if its this?
ive got a fuel filter just got to get my brother to change it for me.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

You said you changed oil and filters but sad this oil filter only or fuel as well. The fuel would gunge up and likely block the filter up

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:55 PM

You said you changed oil and filters but sad this oil filter only or fuel as well. The fuel would gunge up and likely block the filter up
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fuel filter has now been changed as well, still wouldnt start,

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:15 PM

Was the battery kept charged through the storage period?

 

Have you also cleaned the Idle Control Valve?



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

No old battery was shot, ive replaced this with a new one, am getting more new spark plugs tomorrow as my brotger says two arent sparking as well as the others, whereabouts is tge idle control valve?

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Not sure on the ka I'm afraid have you got a Haynes manual?

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:16 PM

Does it start any better if you give it some throttle while turning it over?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

Does it start any better if you give it some throttle while turning it over?


nno it will fire up if I use easy start on it, but it wont rev, have checked accelerater cable thats fine.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

Ive been told its either the inertia switch or the fuel pump, ive found the inertia switch, is the button supposed to be down or up?

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

The button should be down, if its up its been disturbed somehow (ie accident, kerbing or similar jolt).

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:11 PM

Thanks, ive got a new fuel pump now just got to get it fitted

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

Before you go wasting time changing the fuel pump, can you hear the pump priming when you turn the ignition on?

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