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Car won't start, lock or unlock.
Your description sounds as simple as a bad battery. We recently traded our 2012 Forte for a 2016 Forte5. Your symptoms are exactly what we experienced when the battery died and that was in late 2014. If the battery is...
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Esc indicator of kia forte want go out and the car is stuck in park, how will it cost to repair it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is likely pertaining to the brake light switch, or other brake light circuit component. You must have your brake pedal depressed to take the vehicle out of park, and if the brake...
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2014 KIA forte battery smells like something is burning
If the battery passed a load test and yet the engine does not crank at the usual speed, then there is something wrong in the the starting circuit. That circuit includes the starter motor and all of the wiring and...
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Do you repair dents/scratches, and what is the average cost? 2015 Kia Forte 4-dr
Hi there - this task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage, and the costs to repair. Contact a reputable paint and body...
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Check engine, battery, and oil light comes on and car stops.
It sounds like you are having an intermittent charging system failure. I would recommend having the output of the alternator tested with a digital multimeter. You will want the alternators output to be around 14 volts or maybe just a...
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I received the code p200a on my 2011 Kia Forte and I would like to know how much it would cost to get fixed.
Hi there. The code you've indicated is a Kia-specific trouble code that indicates four possible problems including, the Intake Manifold Runner Binding Or Sticking, a Faulty manifold flow valve, the manifold flow valve harness is open or shorted or the...
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2012 kia forte key alert keeps going even after reming key, parking lights stay on if in auto mode,key flob will not work all star
Hello. Unfortunately ignition cylinder failures are a fairly common occurrence on your particular vehicle. Usually the ignition cylinder itself will be at fault but at times you have to replace the unit which holds the cylinder known as ignition switch....
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I have a 2016 kia forte. A rodent ruined my wiring harnesses causing safety and operational issues. Kia says the harnesses have to
Hi there. The automotive manufacturer is 100% correct in their estimation about splicing a wiring harness. Today's vehicles are 100% controlled and monitored by electrical and computer operated systems. These systems require a clear and unaltered wiring system that sends...
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My car will not turn over,. I turn it off after a jump and same thing I have just gotten a oil change
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine you have to start your inspection at that point. A possibility is a weak battery and/or excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections. Prior to...
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My 2014 Kia Forte Ex sounds like it is idling high upon start regardless of weather.
In the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled by an idle control valve (ICV). The ICV valve can fail or a faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can cause the IAC motor to malfunction, leading...
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EBD lights on intermittently
Hello there. The most common source of an ABS or wheel stability system warning light coming on and off occasionally is due to a poor electrical connection among one of the many sensors that make up these systems. It's also...
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Would the Weight Classification System sensor cause the ESC light to come on
The code for the passenger seat weight sensor issue will not cause the loss of power in the engine. You will need to have the airbag code diagnosed separately. If you have aftermarket devices hooked to the computer data link...
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Where is the starter located in a 2012 kia forte
The starter is under the intake manifold on side of the engine near transmission.
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I had my oil changed and they told me I have sludge on my engine, how can I clean it up to prevent any damage?
Although unfortunate, a limited presence of sludge in an engine does not necessarily require intervention. Really, the extent of the contamination would have to be confirmed before any useful advice could be given to you. If the sludge is limited...
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low beams keep going out
You may have a low voltage condition getting to the low beam circuit of the headlights and causing them to burn out early. Check the low beam relay to see if it is giving battery voltage at each headlight socket...
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When I turn my headlights on my windshield wipers come on and they don't stop. Also the right side headlight get very dim.
Check the ballast resistor for the headlights and see if it has a burned wire or loose connection. If not, then the ballast resistor needs replaced for the headlights. A ballast resistor will balance the power to the headlights ensuring...
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Car will not start. Even with a jump start. Lights on dash come on but as soon as i turn it over it doesn't do anything. No noise
Hi Joseph. Thanks for writing in tonight. If you turn the key forward and you don't hear the starter engage or anything, then it's likely that you have a damaged electrical relay, which supplies power to the starter from the...
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Car vibrates when in park.
The cause of such vibration is either engine related (fuel, ignition, air induction, uneven compression, harmonic balancer defects) or the cause could be motor mount related. To check for motor-mount problems, you can try shifting from "neutral" to "drive" and...
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I have a 2012 KIA Forte LX. For the past year I have had a problem with the back wheel/s vibrating. What could be the problem?
If you have already had the wheel and tires replaced then you may have a bent spindle causing the wheel to wobble. Have the vehicle four wheel alignment done to see if the suspension is bent and then you will...
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My 2012 Kia Forte has been having trouble with acceleration for the last couple of days. When pressing the peddle the car will sud
Hi Miguel. Thanks for contacting us today. It is possible - however unlikely, that while replacing the brake switch, an error code may have been triggered in the ECU, causing the acceleration problem you are experiencing. What is more likely...

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