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If a repair shop tells me I need a timing belt kit for my 2002 Kia optima and after that replacement then they have to do a compre
The recommended replacement interval for your vehicles' timing belt is every 60,000 miles. A compression test is typically only done when there is an issue with the vehicle, and it is suspected that there is an engine issue. I don't...
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Cooling fan
Hi there. It is common for the raditator fan to keep running for about a minute or less after the engine is shut off; especially if the engine temperature is extremely hight. Typically when the fan keeps running after the...
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when i drive my car i fell it too heavy and when i lifted up i noticed the front right wheel not spin free like the left side
On the drive wheels, which are the front wheels in your case, there will be some resistance to turning because of the connection to the transaxle through the CV axles. If it takes a lot of force though to rotate...
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In this case - which parts should be changed first (CV axles ,wheel bearing ,calipers ) to solve the problem? 2009 Kia Optima
Hi - we need a bit more information to know how to prioritize these possible repairs. A roaring noise while driving would evidence wheel bearing issues. Pulling to one side or the other would indicate a brake caliper issue. Squealing,...
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Car overheating with smell
Based on what you are describing it would seem unlikely that this was a one-off incident. When a car engine overheats, there is definitely an underlying cause and, in your circumstance, that could be something going on with the water...
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I can't find the correct stereo wiring diagram . I have two gray cords and a pink cord that's not connected to anything .
Hello, thank you for writing in. Wiring diagrams for your vehicle should be relatively the same as other vehicle similar to yours. See if you can find one that matches for another model or year. If your stereo is lacking...
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Traction Control System
Hi Sean, I believe you are correct in that you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor at one of your wheels that may be dirty or not working properly. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of...
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Is it worth getting a broken clutch repaired for $2,100 or should I buy another vehicle?
Hi there. I have a general rule of thumb when it comes to deciding whether or not to complete the repairs or move onto another vehicle. If the cost of your repairs is more than 50% of the overall value...
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why is my car shaking & raddle & why is my check engine light still on after i added oil
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Typically shaking is a sign of misfiring. Misfiring occurs when the air, fuel, or spark are being sent to the engine improperly. Since the check engine light is on, there is a strong...
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Humming sound while accelerating and decelerating. 2012 Kia Optima
Hi there - noises which get louder with increased road speed can be come from tires, or from worn wheel bearings. If there is any vibration felt through the steering wheel, or noises which increase when turning left or right...
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Coupling in side of steering wheel
The steering column has a clock spring under the steering wheel and connects the steering wheel controls to the wire harness in the steering column. If it is making noise then you need to have a mechanic like one from...
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Steering column makes a clicking noise
Hello there. There are many possible reasons that the steering wheel may be making this sound. Your vehicle has an intermediate shaft that goes from the steering wheel to the rack and pinion assembly. This shaft has a u-joint on...
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control arms & ball joints
Control arms and ball joints are stout structural components on a vehicle and it would be exceptionally unusual to replace them on a 3 or 4 year old car unless the car was operated in highly unusual (severe) conditions, was...
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I accidentally broke the traction control
Traction control systems are designed to reduce wheel spin in slippery conditions. The system can apply braking to an individual wheel and also reduce engine power if braking alone does not work. The traction control system is part of the...
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what is size socket on the front caliper on 2004 kia optima lx
Hi there. On most Kia's the lower and upper caliper bolt is 14 mm. If you're attempting to complete the brake job yourself, I would highly recommend purchasing a repair and service manual for your 2004 Kia Optima.
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I have a Kia Optima and my car overheated and shut off on the interstate, replaced my started car will not start whats the problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine is one of the fastest ways to ruin the car. Once the vehicle has overheated several other components beyond the cooling system fail, including potentially fatal damages to the engine. If...
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Can I get front struts for 2013 Kia optima 2.0 turbo somewhere other than dealership?
Front struts on this vehicle are only available from the dealer. Rear shocks are available as aftermarket parts but I recommend you buy the rear shocks from the dealer as well. Although this may seem disappointing, and the cost is...
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Kia Optima hesitates when in gear. Does not while in park. It has slowly became worse over the course of many months. It still dr
If the transmission is not faulty (e.g., clutches slipping) and thus the problem is engine related, among the possible causes of the hesitation are faults in the throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor, vacuum leaks, a clogged fuel filter, defective...
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Does my 2009 Kia Optima require a hydraulic press for wheel bearing replacement?
Hello, to replaced your hub bearing will require a hydraulic press. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic Technician can come to your location to perform this. Please look at this web site for more information and service options....
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Humming noise
Hi There, A couple of different things could produce a humming noise and depending on the frequency of this noise and where on the vehicle it is coming from may determine what it could be. If it is something that...

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