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Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI
Hi there - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt,...
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Where is the camshaft position sensor be located on a 2011 Kia Optima EX GDI?
Hello - the camshaft position sensor is located on the drive-side end of the top of the engine on your vehicle. It is a round black plastic housing - golf-ball size - attached to the engine with one bolt, and...
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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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My AC
The evaporator is freezing up due to over-cooling. There is a thermistor on the evaporator (behind the glove box) whose function is to prevent the surface of the evaporator from getting below 32F and icing up. It should be cycling...
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How much is a tune up?
Hi there. First off, thanks for being proactive about your Kia's maintenance; that's very well received by a professional mechanic. Second, when your car hits 100,000 miles, there are a few items that should be completed; however, Kia recommends service...
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Engine has sludge.
Replacing an engine is a very costly repair. Oil sludge often results from contaminated or neglected oil. Not having oil changed at regular specified maintenance intervals will cause sludge to build up inside the engine. Sludge if not excessive can...
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Clicking sound.
This is likely a problem with something on your starter called a starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to the starter...
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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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Car losing RPMs and stalling.
There are many variables that go into diagnosing a problem like this. To give you some ideas things like low fuel pressure, an ignition module failing, a clogged catalytic converter among many others can cause symptoms like you are describing....
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Brake lights
If you did not check the bulbs themselves before changing the brake light switch, you might want to start there. Blown brake light bulbs can actually cause the ESC light to come on, so make sure that the bulbs are...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Hey, Mia same thing happens to me. I mean the brake lights themselves
You should have the brake light switch checked to see if it is adjusted correctly or is over sensitive and needs replaced. This is for the rear lights coming on without touching the pedal.

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