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Car looses power and stops reading rpm
It sounds like you may have some kind of electrical short or wiring problem that may be causing the hesitation in the motor combined with the RPM gauge not working properly. As you may know, the function of the tachometer...
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Car runs fine at first then will not accelerate past 20 mph on a 2003 Kia Rio
Hi there. The problem with the auto part store scanning is they do not complete the inspection to pinpoint the precise source of the issue. For example, if an error code might indicate an issue with the speed sensor, it's...
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My car will not accelerate past 20 mph. No check engine is on and I just replaced ignition coil 06 Kia Rio base
This issue could be occurring for several different reasons. Firstly, it is possible that there could be an issue with the spark plugs and wires. On a four cylinder engine only one or two bad plugs can cause the engine...
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Engine codes p0326. P0420.. 2013 Kia Rio
The knock sensor is the most likely cause of the P0326 trouble code. It is also possible that the wiring that goes to the knock sensor could have an issue but this is unlikely. The P0420 code is likely due...
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Planning to buy a Kia Rio 2011, everything works great including transmission, but the fluid is black. Is that a big problem?
It sounds like the transmission has not been serviced at the correct intervals. It is possible that changing the transmission fluid would result in the transmission working just fine and having a long life. However considering that the transmission is...
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Changed battery in kia Rio 2010, it won't start at all now. Engine light turns on at random times as well.
If you request a no/hard starting - engine diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. The battery should be tested to determine its state of charge. If the new battery is in fact discharged, and...
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I replaced what i think is called a transaxle oil seal on a 2011 kia rio, and its still leaking, needing tips on doing it right.
Hi there. The best advice we can offer is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2001 Kia Rio. This will provide you with the recommended steps for completing this job and other service direct from the engineers...
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After running a few miles,with my Ac on my temperature gauge goes to Hot,and my car overheats..When the Ac is on,the car doesn't o
The engine cooling electric fan is most likely not coming on when the a/c is on and the compressor may of overpressurized and locking up and smoking then leaked out freon. you will need to check to see if compressor...
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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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2011 Kia Rio. AC, power windows, and wipers work fine in the morning when it's cooler outside, but not at all by midday.
Hi Joshua. Sometimes electrical glitches like this will be caused by faulty electrical relays as opposed to fuses. It's also possible that the control module for these accessories is overheating, especially if you live in a hot or humid area....
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2003 Kia Rio, drove fine on the way to work. When I went to turn it on after work, it started shaking and making a bad clicking cr
Hi Jesse. Sometimes when an engine is running fine one minute, then starts to shake and vibrate, it's caused by a vacuum leak. The clicking noise could also be a serpentine belt that is starting to wear out as well,...
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2014 Kia Rio suddenly got loud in the past week... it's really loud while accelerating on highway.
There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of a hissing sound, this...
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My Clutch is loose and my car won't shift.
Hi Colburn. It's quite possible that the master or slave cylinder is the root source of your problem - as this is a common symptom associated with these components when damaged or leaking fluid. Abnormal pedal pressure is another symptom...
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Timing
Hi Jo. Thanks for contacting us today. Assuming that no internal damage occurred to your motor when the timing belt broke, you've manually set the ignition timing and everything is correctly installed, the only thing I could suggest is to...
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Fuel smell
There are numerous things that may cause the vehicle to smell like fuel, however a common cause of this may be associated with a faulty EGR valve, which may also cause other problems as well. A clogged or dirty EGR...
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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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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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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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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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