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Motor warm up takes too long
If you are in an extreme cold climate then your engine will take longer to get to operating temperature if you get on the highway right away. If you before you leave your driveway hold your engine at 2000 rpms...
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Car is stalling
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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My car feels like its a washing machine until it just dies out 2007 Kia Optima
Hello. This can be caused by a number of issues. I typically will start by scanning the computer for codes. Any codes can help to determine where the problem is. It can be as simple as a bad ignition coil...
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Serpentine Belt replacement
It depends. In scenario no. 1, let's assume the compressor itself is seized and will not turn. In that scenario, so long as the bearing that allows the compressor CLUTCH to rotate freely is good AND you NEVER attempt to...
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Do I need tranmission fluid change and coolant system flush? If so, for how much?
Hello, yes, with your mileage, and the age of the vehicle, these are all likely needed services. Sent to CS transmission fluid service coolant system flush service front brake pads replacement front brake rotor replacement
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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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how much cost transmission sensor (in and out)?
Hi there: It really depends on which transmission sensor needs to be replaced. There are multiple sensors, however in most cases, the transmission speed sensor is the one that typically wears out sooner than others and requires replacement. The cost...
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Knocking noise from engine and oil seems to be full? Loud and constant what could it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Engine knock can be caused by several different issues. Even with the oil full, if it is not being sent to the places in the engine that need it. Low oil pressure can be...
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Joining wire's in the engine
Hi there. One of the biggest problems with fire and the intense heat created by fire in the engine bay is the fact that most of the time, the wiring will melt in multiple areas. It's due to this fact...
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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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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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The driver side door wont open even though its unlocked what part do I need to get to fix the problem?
The drivers door inside panel will need to come off to reconnect the latch handle control arm. Sometimes the plastic clips that hold the rod on break and rod fall off and jams the door shut. The latch rod can...
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Engine stops and jerks while driving
Hi There, Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the...
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Brakes gradually tighten on all four wheels while driving and not applying the brake pedal
Hi there. Sounds like the vacuum check valve on the brake booster is stuck. I recommend replacing the vacuum check valve and the brakes will work normally. If you need further assistance with your brakes sticking, then seek out a...
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A garbage truck backed up on the hood of my 2016 kia optima my hood is crunched up to the wind shield. My airbags did not deploy.
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, there was a major recall of your make, model, and year for an air bag front end crash malfunction. You need to look up your VIN and verify that your vehicle was...
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Belt squeaking
This may suggest that your belt needs to be adjusted. There is something called a "tensioner pulley" that is adjustable that is used to adjust pressure applied on the serpentine belt. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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Recently my 2011 Kia optima ex GDI turbo has begun to decelerate when going uphill. The check engine light has been lit up for a month.
Hi there. Sounds like the turbo is not functioning correctly. The turbo may have a broken shaft or the intake fans are broke. When the turbo is not working, then the engine will not accelerate properly, especially under a load....
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I have a 2011 kia optima I can crank it it will run for like 2 seconds and then it dies.
Hi there. First check the battery and make sure that there is a full charge of 12.6 volts. If the battery is low on a charge, then the battery should be placed on a charger or the battery is to...
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Is it my e-brake or my braking system? 2004 Kia Optima
Hello - if only the rear brakes were sticking when you tried to turn them by hand, that would be an emergency brake issue. If the front brakes are also sticking, that would be a frozen brake caliper problem. I...
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My automatic car does not move when i let go the brake
Hi there. Sometimes a dragging emergency brake or warped front brake rotors can cause the symptoms you're describing. In worse case scenario, there may be internal damage inside the transmission or the torque converter of your Optima. I would recommend...

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