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Car died at red light and wont start after replacing timing belt and spark plugs in 2006 kia rio.
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm a bit confused by some of the statements in your question. I'm curious how the replacement spark plugs were worse than the old ones? Did you install used spark plugs? If so,...
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Transmission died
When a transmission fails, the vehicle will seem as though it is in neutral. Sometimes if you rev the engine high it might move slowly. If this is the case of if the vehicle does not move at all, yes...
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Overheating with AC on?
Hi There, Overheating with the AC on is generally caused by a couple of possibilities. When the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this may incur an increased load on the motor as it works harder than usual to turn...
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Oil leaking under car
Hello, if the oil leak is big enough that you see it dripping on the ground, it should be inspected sooner than later to avoid damage. There are three possible sources of an oil leak, the engine, the transmission, and...
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Hole in radiator
The radiator would need to be replaced and the cooling system tested for any other problems. The leaking radiator is due to age and deterioration of the radiator tanks. I recommend seeking a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
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High idling
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold and monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Engine light coming on
Hello. Code P0446 comes up due to a problem with the EVAP emissions vent system. This system collects evaporating fuel so that it does not get released into the atmosphere. The code almost always means that the vent valve has...
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Engine idle fluctuates
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Engine cranks but wont start.
From what you've described, it sounds like your timing belt teeth are broken off at the crank gear. You may have bent the valves now since the engine was turning and the cam was not. If this occurs it can...
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Car won't start after getting gas
The most common cause for this hard or no start after getting fuel is the purge valve is leaking fumes to the engine while fueling the vehicle. You should first have any computer codes checked by scanning the computer and...
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Car shutting off while driving
The connections between the battery and alternator need to be inspected. There are also a few ground connections between the battery, engine block, and frame which, should also be inspected. There is also a chance that you received a bad...
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Car is shaking violently
Since you have listed a number of issues, there is no certain way to provide you with a definitive answer. It's highly unlikely that all your issues are rooted in one part or system. If the plugs are covered in...
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A/C problem
There are innumerable things that can go wrong with the A/C system and so the best thing to do is request an air conditioning system inspection and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. The possibilities that...
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Car will not start new battery
You will need to have battery fully charged and then have charging system tested. If jump starting the car does not let the engine start then you may have a starter or theft system problem and would need further tests...
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Car over heated Putin anti freeze cut the car off now won’t crank
Hi Cheryl. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when a vehicle overheats, it can cause a lot of damage to an engine. Without knowing the extent of the overheating, it's hard to tell you why the car will not start...
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03 Kia Rio Cylinder 1 Misfire
Hi Kegan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It certainly appears you have done a great job trying to diagnose this random misfire. The fact that there is slight damage inside the timing belt cover and that the marks are not...
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my car wouldn't start and found out my battery was 5 years old so got a new battery. now having the same issue a couple days later
Hi Haley. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When a battery dies quickly, it is often caused by a malfunction of the battery charging system. The alternator is responsible for this task, but there are other parts like the battery temperature...
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While driving my car wasn’t accelerating pulled over then when I tried to start it again it just made a click/clunk noise
It sounds like you may have broke a timing belt. If you did then you may have bent the valves and caused major engine damage to the cylinder head due to bent valves. If the timing belt did not break...
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Is it bad that I put 10w40 in my engine that takes 5w30?
Your vehicle does not use 5W-30 oil. The recommended oil viscosity for your vehicle, according to Kia documentation, is 10W-40. If you drive the vehicle in exceptionally cold weather, well below 32 degrees, you can use 5W-30 oil but even...
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Check engine light flashed 10 times then went off when car was started
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...

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