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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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I just got a new battery for my car but today my car won’t start when I put keys in it keeps making a clicking noise
Among the possibilities are that the alternator is not properly re-charging your battery and so when you last turned your car off the battery was, unbeknownst to you, discharged; there is a parasitic power draw when your vehicle is off...
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My car accelerates on its own when it's parked or sitting at a light while braking. Also, it stopped recently but it was misfiring
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Which ignition coil is connected to my 4th cylinder on my 2004 Kia Sedona
Cylinder number 4 is the coil over cylinder number 4 and is the middle cylinder on the back side of the engine.
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work done on car including brake inspection, now its bouncy and the front makes a metallic squeaking sound when going over bumps
If the shocks/struts are worn (with 90,000 plus miles, yours are), it is conceivable that putting the car on a lift, that is taking all the vehicle weight off the suspension, can hasten the failure of an already worn out...
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2012 Kia soul trans problems
The transmission in your Kia Soul is a 6 speed automatic and is not a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The harsh downshifting is not normal and complaints are in the NHTSA database from at least two other consumers regarding this...
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My car was ran fine, a friend came and installed ignition wire cables now car is rattling and sounds like a maraca
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, don't let this friend work on your car again. While they likely had good intentions, the ability to correctly complete mechanical work is not only vital to ensure proper operation of...
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My car shuts off in the rain twice when I turned right but restarted it's self, and starts up normally after I park and shut it of
It's not clear if the moisture is related to the shut down. If it is, a likely issue is water intrusion in electrical connectors. Intermittent issues such as this have to be "present" to be able to readily pinpoint them...
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Car will not start new battery
You will need to have battery fully charged and then have charging system tested. If jump starting the car does not let the engine start then you may have a starter or theft system problem and would need further tests...
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Failsafe mode
A scanner has to be applied to look at long and short term fuel trim, the waveform output of the oxygen sensors and other key engine operating parameters. Hesitation is definitely due to a fuel or ignition system fault and...
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2005 kia sedona has no spark, no bad fuses, replaced computer, battery voltage at each coil, fuses all appear to have battery volt
You may have a defective crankshaft sensor? If you check computer with a scanner for codes and a rpm signal from crank sensor and if none then replace sensor.
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How do i know if my alternator is bad? The car only clicks but won't start. The horn blows and the light works. I put in a brand
Alternators are tested using a voltmeter while the engine is running. If charging system output measured on the battery posts is around 14.2 to 14.8 volts (see your Service Manual for exact values), that represents normal alternator operation. During one...
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2003 Kia Sorento harmonic balancer replaced but now acts like it does not want to start it turns over and it wants to start but it
You may have a problem with the crankshaft sensor and it was damaged when you replaced the pulley. Have the computer scanned for codes and see if getting a rpm signal from the sensor. Replace the sensor requires removing the...
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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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How to fix code p2096/fuel trim system too lean bank 1 in a 2012 Kia soul?
P2096 will set if the air fuel ratio in the engine is off. In your circumstance, the short and long term fuel trim values should be read and evaluated using a real time scan tool as that will help narrow...
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My 2015 Kia Optima is shaking when coming to a stop
Hi Ericka. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In most cases, when a car's engine shakes when you come to a stop, it's caused by either a vacuum leak, a dirty throttle body or fuel injectors that are clogged with carbon...
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Engine Died Car wont Start
It is possible that some engine damage may have occurred when this happened. Full Throttle is typically not recommended on many vehicles as it can cause the engine to Red Line. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a...
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How do I display digital speedometer in a Kia Optima
You need to go to trip modes screen and then go to digital speedometer to get digital readout of speed.
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Kia amanti 04 Everytime I brake or just drive I see a yellow box with water in it appear but sometimes it goes away , what is it?
It sounds like you are referring to what is known as the window washer fluid light. This light indicates when the window washer fluid tank is getting low on fluid. During stop and go traffic or when braking, this light...
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Car died at red light and wont start after replacing timing belt and spark plugs in 2006 kia rio.
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm a bit confused by some of the statements in your question. I'm curious how the replacement spark plugs were worse than the old ones? Did you install used spark plugs? If so,...
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A Kia. When gas tank gets below half tank engine light comes on but fine when you fill up tank. Why
If the illumination of the check engine light is truly "related" to the fuel quantity, the issue might be a fault in the EVAP system. One way to find out for sure is to download the trouble code(s) that are...

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