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Water got into my motor
The first thing to do is to remove all the spark plugs, air filter, and check the engine oil to see if it has not been overfilled. Then turn over the motor to see if it will turn. If you...
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Oil pan
In your application, the engine under covers will need to be removed to gain access to the oil pan. You do not need to lift or move the engine. YourMechanic does offer oil pan replacement, on a mobile basis, for...
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EPS light came on
There is a problem with the logic which turns on the EPS dash light for your Forte, which is addressed with Kia Technical Service Bulletin TSB-10044130-2564. Check with your Kia dealer service center for this software update per this TSB....
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Engine sputtering
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There are a lot of possible causes of this. Most of the time it is caused by a fuel system issue. When you get smoke like this it is usually caused by excessive fuel...
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Car squealing when accelerating
Your concern sounds like your serpentine belt. After time corrosion and/or rust can build up in the grooves of the pulleys and the belt causing such a sound to be produced. The tensioner should also be inspected for proper operation,...
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Parking break not holding strong after new rotors and pad change on 2015 kia forte ex
Hi Steve. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible reasons why the parking brake is loose on your Kia. In most cases, it's simply due to the brake cable being loose or improperly adjusted. However, if the...
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my car has been sputtering upon rapid acceleration and feels a bit hesitant. If I back off accelerator and reapply, it fixes the
It is very possible that your engine could be burning oil. This could explain why it's running bad as the engine would be getting too much "fuel". This will cause the engine to run roughly as the air/fuel ratio is...
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Car shaking during start up while it is cold outside
You will need to make sure you are using the correct oil viscosity for the temperature outside. If you use the incorrect oil it may cause the VVT system to not work correctly and cause erratic running if one or...
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I was driving my 2012 kia forte when all of a sudden it cut off it was start backup at 1st and run as longest on holding a gas pat
Stalling at idle could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or pump...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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