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I cannot shift the gears after stopping at a toll gate on a highway
Hello. If you’ve recently had service completed to replace the clutch pack, the issue may be with the one of the two cylinders that supplies fluid to activate the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal on your vehicle operates using hydraulic...
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I accidentally sent a high voltage through a Kia Rio.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The vehicle is lucky to have started. There are a few solenoids and sensors involved with the transmission that would cause the vehicle to not move. One of which is the transmission range or position...
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Car is losing power and the temperature gauge reads high.
Hello. From what you've described, most likely, your engine has had a head gasket failure, perhaps because of a failed thermostat - which could cause the "temperature way up, then backs off" cycle you describe. A failed head gasket means...
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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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I just bought this car tonight, on the way home it made a loud noise under the hood, and the steering wheel was jerking
Hi there: Without being there to inspect your Kia, it's really difficult to tell you exactly what might be wrong. However, if you heard a loud noise under the hood and then the temperature went into the RED, it's very...
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When started it struggles to idle and cannot even rev.
Hello. This can be caused by a few different things. It can be a sensor problem, an internal engine issue, or just need a tune up. I usually start by scanning the computer for any codes. If there are codes,...
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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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Is it just my power steering belt that needs to be fixed, or is it a bigger issue?
When a drive belt breaks, it is necessary to determine the cause. It is not uncommon for a belt to wear out due to age, but sometimes the belt will fail due to another issue. You will need to inspect...
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Car not starting after putting gas in
The most likely cause of the hard start after getting fuel is going to be a leaking fuel vapor purge valve. The leaking purge valve would allow the fumes that build up in the fuel tank while refueling to fill...
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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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Front light goes on and off
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This is a normal condition for the lights to flash when setting the locks. This is an indicator to the driver that the locks have engaged and the security system is now active. If...
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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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Signals from my purge valve sensor are intermittent says the diagnosis.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. There could be a vacuum leak at the purge valve or around the purge valve. Look to see if the gas cap closed properly, there is no cracks or other damage on the charcoal...
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Ignition wouldn't get out of lock position. Do I need barrel and lock assembly?
Hello there, many faults will cause your ignition switch on your 2008 Kia Rio to not move from the lock position. The most common would be a worn key, ignition switch, key cylinder, key transponder, or a wiring harness fault....
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My car won't kick start.
Hi there. Check the battery for voltage of 12.6 to 12.4 volts. If the battery is low, charge up the battery and retest. Check the battery cable connections and make sure that they are tight. Check the cables on the...
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My car shuts down while driving - 2006 Kia Rio
Hi there. Assuming this is not a misfire you are feeling and the computer has not recognized a misfire, this would lead me to believe a there is an electrical fault. Possibly a faulty ECM (engine control module) relay or...
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ABS Light, Check Engine Light, and squeal
Hi there. There could be a squeak from the serpentine belt. Also, check the brake system for any sticking brakes that could cause a squeaking sound. For the light coming back on for the mass air flow sensor, check the...
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It's running smoothly, but all of a sudden it will stop, even if you're stepping on the accelerator, it doesn't moving at all.
Hi there. Since the vehicle is new and it is not moving when you step on the accelerator, first make sure that the transmission is in gear. If the transmission is in gear, make sure that the parking brake is...
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Why does my steering wheel vibrate when I'm driving. Please help, me I'm very concerned and worried.
Hi there. There are typically two items that cause the front end or steering wheel to vibrate while you're driving. If the vibration occurs below 40 MPH, it's usually an indication that a front end suspension component, such as CV...
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Car was driving fine but when I returned 30 minutes later it wouldn't start.
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...

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