2015 Kia Sorento 2.4L P1326

2015 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento On the 2015 Kia Sorento with the 2.4L engine, the P1326 is pointing to a problem with the Knock Sensor. The knock sensor detects preignition and detonation, potentially damaging forms of abnormal combustion. The knock sensor can detect even the smallest amount of knock or ping in any of the cylinders. When knocking or pinging is detected, the engine’s computer will retard the ignition timing to try and correct it. This is actually a “known problem” on these vehicles. Kia has issued a Service Bulletin that states the knock…

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2008 Kia Rondo P2422 Canister Close Valve


Kia Rondo On the 2008 Kia Rondo,the P2422 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the EVAP Canister Close Valve. The canister close valve is located under the vehicle, towards the rear. For best access, remove the spare tire. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the inspection checks ok, you can test the canister close valve with the use of an Ohms meter. The valve resistance should be between 15.5 and 18.5 ohms. If the inspections…

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2004 Kia Spectra P1401 EVAP Purge Solenoid

2004 Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra On the 2004 Kia Spectra, the P1401 is pointing to a problem in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. If the fuel cap has already been replaced, and you are sure the replacement cap meets Kia specs (those “universal” or “locking” fuel caps sold at after market parts stores do not meet OE specs, and will not seal the system correctly) then next thing to look at is the Fuel Filler Neck. Make sure there are no cracks or holes and that it is sealed tightly to the fuel…

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2010 Kia Soul P0441 EVAP Purge

2010 Kia Soul

Kia Soul On the 2010 Kia Soul, the P0441 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault in the EVAP Purge System. This is most commonly due to a faulty EVAP Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV). It’s located on the side of the engine closest to the windshield, about mid-way down on the engine. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines to/from the PCSV for any cracks, holes or loose connections. Inspect the electrical connector and as far up the harness as you can, looking for any loose, broken or…

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