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Understanding the Kia Maintenance Reminder and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Kia Service Required light indicates when your car needs service.
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
Georgia offers drivers a mild climate with very little snow, but rain is a major factor. Previous best-selling cars in the area, such as the Escape, Fusion and Camry, have shown...
Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Kia vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Kia Dealership Certified
Kia car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Kia certified through an accredited Kia training school like Kia University.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Retired
Here’s a cruel, hard fact – car manufacturers no longer target seniors. Instead, they devote their time and energy to appealing to the 18-45 demographic. Still, some features make certain cars...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog owners are a special breed of drivers. When they shop for a used car they have a list of requirements that can be quite different from other drivers, which tends...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for First Time Car Owners
Owning your very first car is an exciting time in a person’s life. Likely you want to put a lot of thought and research into the process to ensure...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
If you're a construction worker, you don’t have to worry about hauling a whole lot of supplies and materials to the site – that’s the boss’s problem. As long as it’s big enough to hold your tools (and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Over Six Feet Tall
While shorter than average drivers can have a tough time finding the right car, it’s equally hard for taller drivers, perhaps more so. If you’re feeling squished, or have to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
Vertically challenged? Hate getting behind the wheel and having to crane your neck to see? There’s nothing wrong with you, but there is something wrong with your car. It might be...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Assistant
As a personal assistant, you have a lot of demands placed on your time. Often it’s important that you be able to get around town quickly, running a ton of errands,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
If you are a teacher, probably foremost on your mind is getting to school on time. You would also probably like a used car that is easy on gas and not terribly...
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2010 Kia Rondo: Which One Should I Buy?
There are two different classes of vehicle represented here: the 2WD SUV in the Santa Fe and the mid-size station wagon or crossover SUV in the Kia Rondo. The difference between these two classes may seem slight, but...

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2006 Kia Sedona runs 5 minutes, oil light comes on and valves rattle, removed thermostat.no water flow, checked water pumps fine,
I would recommend having your engine inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient in diagnosing internal engine failures. It seems as if you may have a faulty oil pump.
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Both my left headlight and left Park blinker are out
It sounds like you may have two separate issue. The headlight not working is likely a result of a burnt out headlight bulb, a bad ground or potentially a bad socket. The blinker not working and flashing rapidly is usually...
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What if you can’t find the inertia switch then what
Hi Kwalin. Thanks for contacting us today. If you're trying to locate your fuel cutoff sensor (inertia switch), your best option is to purchase a service and repair manual for that 2005 Sorento, so you can learn not only the...
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Looking for inertia switch on a 2005 Kia Sorento
The inertia fuel pump cut-off switch should be located under the hood on or near the passenger side inner fender. If you think the switch might have tripped, push down in the center of the rubber that waterproofs the switch....
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I have a 2008 Kia Magentis that has been randomly stalling, shutting off while driving down the road usually within a few hundred
There are a number of things that may cause the vehicle to stall while driving. This can happen for any number of reasons such as fuel supply issues such as a bad fuel pump, vacuum leaks, electrical faults or various...
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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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Horn not working, airbag light on, and some controls on the steering wheel are not working either. What is wrong? What should I do
Hi Derek. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually, these type of problems is associated with an electrical glitch in the steering column. Sometimes this could be a bad or faulty electrical relay or an exposed wire inside the steering column....
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Squeak from right side of car
It sounds like you may have two separate issues going on here. The squealing noise when turning the wheel is likely related to a squealing belt that may be damaged or not properly adjusted. The squeaking when you are slowing...
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If tbe idle air control valve is bad on a 2001 kia spectra will it not fire
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. As far as I'm aware, a faulty idle control valve will not disable the starter or ignition system, meaning that the engine should crank over, but would likely not start. It's likely that...
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New battery kia forte koup wont start or crank just one click then nothing
Hi Jordan. Thanks for contacting us today. When it's really cold outside, even a brand new battery can have difficulty starting the vehicle. This is due to low cranking amps. However, if the battery is brand new (like within a...
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I have a kia sportage truck and my gear shift wont move out if park what is the problem
You should check to see if your brake lights are working? If not then check stop fuse and brake light switch. If brake lights work then you will need to have shift interlock solenoid checked for getting power.
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2007 kia optima code P0011, changed oil and filter. Safe to drive it?
There is only so much that I can tell from this desk. but you will probably be all right. P0011 usually indicates a problem with the variable camshaft timing device. In most cases the car will run without trouble. The...
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Car over heated Putin anti freeze cut the car off now won’t crank
Hi Cheryl. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when a vehicle overheats, it can cause a lot of damage to an engine. Without knowing the extent of the overheating, it's hard to tell you why the car will not start...
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Car acts like it’s started, but the engine isn’t actually on.
Hi Connor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when your car has power with the accessories but will not start, it's caused by either an ignition or fuel system failure. This could be due to a faulty fuel...
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Rpm shoots high >2000 when starting in the cold then drops low almost to 0 like its about to stall out, rides around 2000 rpm
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 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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hi i own a kia sorento 08 diesel. im having a problem when taking off. when i take off the response is very slow. then it kicks in
You will need to check to see if there is any stored codes in the computer along with the normal maintenance with air and fuel filters. You may have a faulty sensor or clogged filters or low fuel pressures. ...
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Engine light comes on day after getting gas. Already replaces a leak in gas line. What can it be?
Hi Alyssa. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically if a check engine light comes on after filling the fuel tank, it's due to a vapor pressure problem. This often is triggered by one of the EVAP system components. This system...
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My oil cap fell off going down the road, now the car smokes when i turn it on. Any particular areas i need to clean off?
Hi James. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, when oil splatters over the engine bay, it goes everywhere. So, until it's cleaned completely, it's going to continually smoke until the oil has burned off. So, in cases like this, it's...
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I have check engine light on and the code is showing p0266 ?
P0266 means that the fuel injector on cylinder number two does not pass the self tests that the Electronic Control Unit performs. It is often accompanied by a code P0302 for an engine misfire. It could be that you have...

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