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The gear shiter is stuck in park I have to manually shift it and the brake lights don't work.
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are several causes for the symptoms you are having. First, if you need to unlock the shifter, there is an override button you can use to unlock it. It will be a small slot...
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my car wont crank after i replaced the radiator
Hi there. Most of the time, the issue you're experiencing is caused due to an electrical short that occurred while the radiator was being replaced. One of the first lessons we're taught in automotive technology is to always disconnect the...
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Not knowing my audio negative and positive wire colors on rear left door
Try the yellow as positive and black as negative. This is what was used on the same vehicle but for the 2015 model. I do not have a 2016 diagram. If you want a second opinion on this, consider contacting...
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Why did my Check Engine come on?
Hello. This could be from a gas cap left loose or an air filter not sealed back up correctly. Take the car back to the oil change company and they should be able to scan the car to see if...
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Sometimes will not start.
With intermittent no crank conditions, you most likely have a bad connection in the primary starting circuit. This is the battery, the positive and negative battery cables and the starter. Even though you have replaced the starter, new or remanufactured...
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car burning too much oil and can't find where it's going
The engine is sucking it in most likely. The oil control rings are bad or the intake valves are leaking. You should have a mechanic check the intake PCV system to see if there is a problem. After the diagnosis...
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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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P2006 code - intake runner stuck closed
When you got a 1.6 volt reading from the test you did, this is not a normal test done for this code. Only a proper pinpoint done by a manufacturer approved test procedure would be able to diagnose the system...
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My Kia Forte is making a grinding knocking noise when I put it in drive and accelerate and at about 5 mph and up it goes away unti
Hello. Exhaust systems can make a variety of sounds that we would not intuitively expect. When I was first learning about exhaust systems I was surprised to find out how dynamic they can be. I am assuming you are speaking...
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Does the AC clutch spin freely even if the car is off?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Most AC clutches are designed to spin freely when disengaged, and also with the pulley and compressor when those are engaged. If the clutch spins freely at all times, and the compressor never comes...
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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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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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I was told I need a serpentine belt during a brake inspection but want to be sure.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If you are hearing something being dragged under the vehicle, it probably is the under cover to the engine that has popped down and is dragging on the road. You can take the...
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My brake lights don't turn on when I hit the brakes. What is wrong and how much to fix this problem?
Hello there, Hello there, many different faults will cause your 2013 Kia Forte brake lights to not illuminate when you press the brake pedal. Having to replace the bulbs multiple times is not a normal issue and may indicate there...
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When I turn on the AC, the malfunction light comes on and the car doesn't accelerate well and starts jerking.
The trouble code stored in the vehicles computer may shed some light on what's going on. Turning on the AC adds an extra load to the engine and the computer picked up some trouble when the data figures changed. Consider...
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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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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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My car makes a weird squeaking sound when I hit the accelerator.
We had a 2012 Forte and recently traded it for a 2016 Forte. Great cars. Squealing under hood can be caused by a few different reasons. The serpentine belt can be a common cause. The A/C compressor, water pump, alternator,...
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Hi im Luther! My Forte has noises coming from the front and rear when im driving over bumps and splits in the streets.
If you hear an unusual, unexpected, abnormal, and unwanted noise in your vehicle and your Mechanic tells you that there is nothing wrong with your car, you need a new Mechanic who will make a "different" noise in their response...
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My car stalls at idle; the battery is good, so is it the alternator?
This sounds like a potential problem with the charging system. The primary function of the battery is to start the vehicle. Once it is running, the alternator provides all electrical power for the vehicle. However, the battery does function as...

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