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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 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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2012 kia optima has issues. Airbag light came on and stays on. Have to put car in neutral to start it sometimes.
It sounds like you may have a problem with the vehicle's stability control system or traction control system. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This...
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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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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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Smaller serpentine belt shredded and pieces went into the crank shaft Tried to start timing jumped. How do I fix? 05' kia op 2.4L
The KIA 2.4 liter motor is what is called an interference motor and this means it will bend valves if the timing belt breaks or jumps timing. You will need to have cylinder head removed and bent valves replaced if...
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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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I was driving and suddenly a heard a knocking noise. The car started smoking so I pulled over and looked under the hood. There was
Hi Loc. Thanks for contacting us today. It's quite possible that one of your oil lines has come loose and caused the damage to occur. In most cases, when this type of situation happens, it causes rather a significant engine...
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Clunking and vibration from front driver's side. Intermittent grinding as well.
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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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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Trying to located my knock sensor on my Kia 06 optima
Your vehicle is equipped with two knock sensors, one for each "bank" of cylinders. The sensors are screwed into the block in the "V" area (valley) of the block. Each sensor has a three terminal wire harness. Knock sensor output...
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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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