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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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Car is completely dead but comes back on after a few hours. But in about a week it dies again. And won't jump.
The vehicle has an electrical fault that appears to be "global" in nature. That means that a major circuit or circuits, or perhaps the battery connection to vehicle ground, is faulty. Inasmuch as the failure is global, all that is...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Front tire went flat after a turn into a parking lot on my 2011 Kia Optima after trying to inflat liquid came out of the tire near
This could be a damaged tire bead or damaged rim near the leak. You will need to have tire removed and tire and rim inspected for damages.
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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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Engine lights
Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...

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