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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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Looking at a private seller's 97 Kia Sportage. Seller states there is a leak in the thermostat housing gasket. Is this a major iss
I would not purchase a vehicle with a coolant leak without first having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic before I purchased it. You may have an engine that has been overheated and continues to overheat. It may already have...
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Warning light on in Kia Sorrenti rental car. Not shown in manual. Can send photo.
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the vehicle is so new, the warning light may be a new addition to the dashboard. The most likely options would be for traction control, ABS, AWD (if equipped), or possibly a frost...
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Sometimes when I shift my car's automatic transmission into Drive it stays in neutral. Reverse works and trans fluid is full.
It is very possible that you could have some internal transmission damage. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified transmission professional to inspect your transmission for internal faults. I must warn that this could be a pricy...
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Smoke
Blue smoke coming from your exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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When taking off car has slow acceleration.
Are you trying to say it feels like the transmission is slipping? In this case, you would be applying the throttle and you hear the engine speed rising but the car does not move as quickly as it should. In...
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I have a 2003 kia all lights are coming on but im not getting no noise for it to start what could be the problem it a kia sorento
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car...
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HORN BLOWING AND LIGHT STAY ON
If you only have the factory anti theft system on your vehicle then you need to remove the key from the ignition system before reconnecting the battery and lock the doors. Reconnect the battery and then unlock the doors with...
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Codes P0016 and P0017
Hi There, Code P0017 relates to the crankshaft position sensor. A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by engine management systems to control the...
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I just replaced my air compressor and got with it an expanstion valve and filter drier but cant locate filter drier on the car
The receiver drier is located on the passenger side in front of the a/c condenser between the condenser and the line that goes to the expansion valve. It is mounted directly to condenser.
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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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Car made ticking noise for only 5 mins then died
Hi There, A number of things may have caused the ticking sound you describe such as a faulty fuel injector, low engine oil or possibly an exhaust leak. Generally, an exhaust leak or low engine oil would not cause the...
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Hey any idea what my cars issue can be? First it stalled when I tried to leave park didn't accelerate and break wouldn't move, cu
If there was smoke, that means there is a leak and/or the vehicle is overheating. Those problems should be resolved first, or at least ruled out, because regardless of engine operating condition if you operate the engine while it is...
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L eng. Problem: coolant leaking below the air intake. I replaced the "O" rings on large and small water
Hi there. The best way to pinpoint any coolant leak is to complete a pressure test of the system. Eric the Car Guy on YouTube.com has a pretty good video on how this is done.
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Hi, Joe! I hope this finds you well. I need a few things worked on on my '06 Sorento. I would like to start with the driver's seat
Hi there. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. In regards to the seat not working correctly, it's very difficult for us to provide an estimate for repairs as we simply don't know yet what is damaged or stuck. In some...
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2006 Kia Sedona it started losing power to the radio in the car then it wouldn't accelerate then died. We couldn't jump it
Hi there. This problem with the fuse seems to be more common with early 2000 Kia and Chrysler V6 engines and it still baffles mechanics as to why it occurs. The first thing that usually causes this issue is a...
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I have a 2007 Kia spectra and it's been sitting for 2 months and my husband just went to started it wouldn't start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that...
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Smoke from my rear left wheel.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a brake caliper that may be sticking or potentially an emergency parking brake that may have malfunctioned when you last used it. It is fairly common for parking brakes to seize or...
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my car will not start after putting fuel in the tank, what could be the reason for this happening? 2006 Kia Rio 5
The EVAP purge valve might be stuck open. Is so, that will throw off the air fuel ratio enough to cause the problem you are describing. The purge valve can be tested, just request EVAP system testing - purge valve....
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra after I feel it the gas is dropping kind of fast and my check engine lights is on what does that mean?
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. Malfunctions that cause the check engine warning light to illuminate are very varied as to "cause" (i.e., there are hundreds of possibilities) and...
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Reverse polarity jumped car, interior electronic don't work
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on a vehicle such as those in the powertrain control module...

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