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My car won't start, it crancks but won't start engine?
Hi Sonia, You may possibly have a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly, you may...
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My interior and exterior lights do some sort of flickering or flashing.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When all lights and electronic components are experiencing these types of symptoms, it is often related to the connection rather than the battery itself. The cables should not have a build up of corrosion...
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My car is making a whining/chirping noise.
Hi there: Sometimes this chirping sound when the defrost is on is caused by leafs or other debris that gets stuck underneath the dashboard or the vents near the front windshield. In some cases, it's the blower motor or vent...
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Why is my 2010 kia forte sound like it is grinding when I'm driving but when I push the gas harder it stops?
Hi there. If your vehicle is emitting a noise when driving but when you apply more acceleration the noise goes away, then there could be an issue with the engine's lubrication system. Check the engine oil level and make sure...
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Can I replace crankshaft sensors on my own and where can I get a schematic/video?
Hi there. If your engine has a timing belt, then the crankshaft position sensor is located under the timing belt cover next to the crankshaft pulley bolted to the engine block. If your engine has a timing chain, then the...
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Why does my shifter get stuck in park in my 2013 Kia Forte
Though this can happen for quite a few different reasons. Most of the time the issue is caused by the brake light switch so I always check to see if the brake lights are working when the issue comes up....
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Sudden metal screeching sound only while in drive. 2010 Kia Forte
Hello - this noise is most likely coming from the transmission since it is only noticeable in "Drive". A problem that was present in every gear, or Park/Neutral, could be an engine accessory belt-driven noise, but your symptoms do not...
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Cupped tires
Hi there: Cupping on a tire is one of the more difficult items to diagnose; due to the multiple causes of cupping. In most cases, cupping is caused by suspension components like struts that are worn out; causing the tire...
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Issues starting
Hi There, This may be a sign of a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed with fuel at...
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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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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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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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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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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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