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The car keeps shaking
Hi there: When the engine shakes or vibrates, it's caused by either a fuel restriction issue or an ignition system issue. If the check engine light came on, there should be a few error codes that can be downloaded by...
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Car shuts off on idle
This is a common sign of 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...
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Hi i have a 2001 kia rio with about 130xxx give or take a few as im gping down the road sometimes it misses then goes down rd smoo
Hello - the oil on the plugs and plug wires is probably from a leaking valve cover. Oil on the spark plug boot (end of the plug wire) or the outside of the plug can cause a misfire - the...
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Hi i have an 09 kia rio and my check engine light is on and the motor shakes when idling and when going around 40 mph. What could
Hello, thank you for writing in. The check engine light is designed to stay on constantly when there is an issue. You should start by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. These are codes meant to help the...
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how much is a timing belt and what is the usual labor cost, told it would take 4 hours?
Hi there. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a timing belt replacement. Your Mechanic has qualified technicians available that come to your home or office. We care about you and value your time! Schedule your...
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Does kia Rio have an inertia switch?
Hello. It does not appear that your model of Rio is equipped with an inertia or fuel pump cut off switch of any sort. There is a fuel pump check valve that is designed to stop the flow of fuel...
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Power steering problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the power steering makes noise when there is low fluid, or there is a problem with the system. Due to the fact the vehicle did have low fluid levels, you will want to...
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there is a loud noise coming from engine.
Hi there. Either the flex plate is broken and making the noise as the transmission is loaded under pressure from the engine or the transmission is slipping and the whining noise could be the clutches slipping within the transmission. I...
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My 2010 kia blower fan stopped working but was fine last week. This occurred a few times in past. Works fine then stops blowing ag
The blower switch and the plug connection on the back of the switch, as well as a faulty blower motor are likely, too. I would check the blower motor first as you can easily power the motor directly to see...
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Battery + Brake Light came on.
Hi There, Your brake light signals that there is some kind of issue going on with the battery or your charging system which consists mainly of your alternator and voltage regulator which work together to keep the battery charged. When...
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My car does not go over 15mph? How much is a MAP sensor? 2003 Kia Rio
Hi there - several problems could cause the loss of poweryou are experiencing. First task is to retrieve the problem codes that are causing the Check Engine light to come on - that will make diagnosis and repair faster and...
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replaced heater core,,,now the car has no tail lights or brake lights,or dash lights,,took dashboard out again all plugs r hooked
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is look at the wiring and try to find an error or any damage. The electronics for the systems you say are effected are mostly located right there under...
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My car starts and goes into gear but acts as though it is struggling to accelerate and then it just quit
This may be many different possibilities, however this sounds a bit like a faulty or dirty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...
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My car starts but immediately kills
Hello. Thank you for writing in. You have done well to replace the main fuel delivery system in order to correct this. It does seem to be a fuel delivery issue. There are to major components you have not looked...
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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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How would i know if my fuses have been switched? A friend of mine's ex boyfriend
Hi there. You would need a fuse box diagram to be able to check the fuses. The manual should have a diagram and tell you what amperage ratings that the fuses should be. Most vehicles will also have a diagram...
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Uphill power
As you may have noticed, when the vehicle is in "ECO" mode, there is a significant reduction in power that is intentionally done to reduce emissions into the environment. You can try turning this off and you should notice a...
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Battery + Oil Light on - engine won't start 2006 Kia Rio
Hi there - I would check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. It would seem that something else is not quite right with your engine. If your engine is cranking (i.e. actually spinning the...
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Mounts on a kia rio?
Hello, thank you for writing in. We need to know what kind of mounts you are referring to. Everything is mounted technically, and therefore everything technically has a mount. The main mounts which can cause issues are the engine/motor mounts...
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The driver window is no longer working.
Sent billing question to the CS for the cost of repairs and diagnostics for the driver window not working.

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