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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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