Make Sure your Kia Cadenza Uses Clean Air and Fuel
Your Kia Cadenza runs better if it is able to receive clean air and fuel. That is why it is equipped with various parts to prevent dirt and debris from entering the engine. These parts require regular checking. If left alone for a long period of time, they become less efficient in preventing dirt from entering your Cadenza's engine. Dirty components can significantly bring down your car's driving performance.
You can prevent this from happening by using the guide below. Here, you'll know which parts to regularly check in order to keep the air and fuel used by your Cadenza clean.
- Check the condition of the air filter.
Believe it or not, your Kia Cadenza needs to breath in oxygen in order to run. This is necessary to create a combustive reaction that allows your Cadenza's engine to work efficiently. But to ensure that only clean air gets in, a filter is used to ensure the air intake is clean. Over time, though, your Cadenza's air filter accumulates dust, which results in less air taken in by your engine that can potentially decrease your car's driving performance. That is why, regularly checking the condition of your Cadenza's air filter is vital. Follow the instructions on your car manual to locate and detach the filter. If the filter is caked with dirt, use a strong blower to remove as much dust as possible. If your car is still having performance problems after cleaning the filter, you need to replace it with a new one.
- Examine the fuel filter and replace when needed.
The fuel filter prevents dirt and small particles from reaching the fuel injector. Much like the air filter, a dirty fuel filter could make it difficult for you to start your Cadenza. Old fuel filters produces an exhaust that has an offensive odor and dirty black color.
Consult the manual to locate the Cadenza's fuel filter. Before attempting to remove it, you need to relieve the pressure from the fuel line. Start the Cadenza and leave it running as you look for the fuel pump fuse. Once you find the fuse, pull it out. This should turn off your engine and decrease the pressure in the fuel line. Continue removing the fuel filter as stated in the manual while using an old rag to catch any used gas from dripping.
- Have a mechanic inspect the fuel injector.
The fuel injector of your Cadenza is responsible for spraying a fine mist of gasoline into the combustion chamber to allow the fuel to mix with oxygen. If dirt is able to pass through the filter, it accumulates in the injector and can build up over time. A clogged fuel injector can decrease the amount of gas entering the combustion chamber. That's why, it is a good idea to have a mechanic inspect the fuel injector. He can tell if it can be cleaned out or if you need to replace it. Cleaning the injector often requires the use of compatible cleaning kit for the component. There is a risk of injuring yourself or damaging your Cadenza if you are not familiar with using the kit.
By regularly checking the filters and fuel injector of your Kia Cadenza, you can maintain the purity of the air and fuel it consumes.