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Whats the best solution for fixing a P2118 OBD code?
Hi there. The P2118 code is a general OBD-II diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that is referencing the throttle actuator control motor current / performance. This code may be seen with other throttle position sensor codes. P2101 is an OBD-II generic...
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Electrical and starting issues.
Hi Don. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things that could be causing the battery failure you're experiencing such as a bad battery temperature sensor (located under the battery), a damaged alternator, faulty charging wire connections or...
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I have a rattling sound coming from my car front passenger side. It only happens at low speeds or when I let off of the gas
Hi there. What you are describing is typically an indication of loose suspension or steering components, ranging from struts, stabilizer bar bushings or even brake system components. Since there are multiple possible components causing this type of noise, it's a...
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i would like to know if a hybrid car can get steam clean interior?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You should have no issues steam cleaning your seats. Your owner's manual will have the best information on how to handle cleaning your interior based on the trim you have and what the interior...
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I have a Kia Optima 2016 and the code P200A came up what is it and is it serious?
Hi there. The code you listed is a Kia specific OBD-II trouble code that indicates an issue with the intake manifold, specifically 'bank one' of the intake manifold. Your engine on your Kia Optima is equipped with an intake manifold...
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2011 Kia optima engine locked up, what could it be? Vehicle stopped
You do not have a timing belt but a timing chain. If the engine overheated or ran low on oil then this may have seized the motor. You will need to have the engine turned by crankshaft to see if...
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My key won't turn in the ignition trying everything I can think of do I need a mechanic or a locksmith?
Hi there. You might want to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete a car is hard to start inspection before calling a locksmith, as in most cases a mechanic can inspect the mechanical components of...
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Kia Optima 2004 v6 LX new engine old transmission no problems before with transmission now my transmission is shifting a high rpm
Hi There, This may be an issue related to the communication of the PCM and the TCM (Transmission control module). As you may know, the TCM relies on the PCM to transmit information related to RPM's, which the TCM then...
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I have a 2016 Kia Optima and a gold/orange triangle with an exclamation mark in the center keeps coming up and staying lit on my d
The orange warning triangle typically has to do with a traction and/or stability control system fault. This warning is typically triggered by a fault in one of those systems. Anything from a wheel speed sensor to a brake light switch...
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Car stopped while driving.
If the problem only occurred once, it is likely due to an electrical fault. A real time scanner might reveal engine controls operating out of range and that might provides clues as to the faulty system or component. Check for...
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The inside of my car was smoking and now my car will only move in reverse but the shifter will go into all the gears 2004 kia opti
If you seen smoke from the dash then you should not turn on the car until the shorted wiring or module is identified and diagnosed before a fire in the wiring system can happen if there is a direct short....
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my car trunk opens on its own when i turn off the car, only and only when i turn off the car every time, kia optima 2012
Try to take out the battery on your key FOB to see if the trunk still opens when you turn off the car? You may also want to check the key FOB for a stuck trunk button. If problem goes...
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Does the 2008 Kia Optima have an ABS system? Does anything need to be pressed when changing the wheel hub/bearing assembly?
Hi Laura. Thanks for writing in today. In regards to whether your 2008 Kia Optima has ABS, that depends on what model you have. ABS is an optional upgrade that is available in multiple trim levels. The best way to...
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Stalling and grinding
The grinding noise may be a number of things, but is often times associated with the a starter that is beginning to fail. When this happens, sometimes the starter gear that engages the flywheel remains engaged too long resulting in...
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Where is the variable valve timing solenoid located on a 2007 kia optima with a 2.4l enging? I am unable to find a diagram.
This part is normally located behind the timing cover and is mounted to the camshaft. It is possible that the timing belt will need to be removed in order to access it.
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Car rattling noise upon acceleration
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clanking noise is likely associated with the brake system or the CV joints. You will want these inspected first before looking to anything else. CV joints wear down and fall out of alignment....
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Battery light came on..turned car off..now it won't start..what's the issue?
When the battery light comes on, this may indicate you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery as a result of the alternator not properly charging the battery. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to...
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How to fixed jumped timing on a 2005 kia optima
Your engine design is of the "interference" type. That means that if the timing belt was not installed correctly (or breaks when the engine is running) and thus the camshaft(s) turns out of synch with the crankshaft, the valves can...
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How do I get into the trunk through a access point
Hi Rickie. Thanks for contacting us today. Since your car is brand new, your best bet is to contact the dealership where you purchased the vehicle, so they can provide you with the correct access points or procedures.

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