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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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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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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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Car stalling no check lights when stopped no codes pulled
Hi there. In all likelihood, what you are experiencing is caused by a fuel delivery or restriction issue. I wouldn't suspect that a transmission component would cause a car to stall like you've described. Since there are multiple components that...
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How much does it cost to get a power steering flush on a 2001 KIA Rio?
Hi There, Black and brown colored power steering fluid is not the end of the world, however it may also mean there are additional problems happening with the power steering system such as water in the system, contamination with aluminum,...
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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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Car randomly stalls out at stoplights, and sometimes won't turn over. If I leave it alone for 20 min, car will start again
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Help my car wont move but will start it makes a grinding metal noise when trying to go in gear
Sounds like the input shaft on your transmission has broke when the vehicle went into gear. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission noise.
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Gas Hog
Hi there. There are several things that can cause excessive gas mileage including dirty fuel injectors, mass air flow sensors, or O2 sensors. Since you're getting ready to leave for college, I would recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come...
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Catalytic converter
Hi there. Although it is possible that doing this might "work", it's not recommended for any car, truck or SUV. The catalytic converter is engineered to be installed within the entire exhaust system, with smooth transitions throughout the exhaust pipe...
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Had a low idle issue
Hello, It sounds like you have a faulty O2 sensor. As you know, the oxygen sensor reads the exhaust gases and relays this information to the ECU which then makes adjustments to the fuel supply to find the correct air/fuel...
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Hood will not open
The most likely route to open the hood is from underneath. You may have to jack up the front of the vehicle (follow proper jacking instructions). Once elevated, the belly pan may have to be removed to gain access. A...
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Misfire and rough idle
Hi There, It sounds like the rough idle and misfire you are referring to may be a result of a fuel pump that may have been damaged as a result of running it out of fuel. As you may know,...
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My car won't start
Hello Sam, thanks for writing in. When the vehicle stalls out like this, or has trouble running and starting, you need to look into the fuel, air, and spark systems. Since you have attempted to address the fuel issue, turn...
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My car at times it will start and sometimes it won't .
Hello there. If your electrical accessories work fine, then the issue is not related to the battery or electrical charging component. It is likely that you may have a faulty ignition system or fuel component, such as a malfunctioning fuel...
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i have a 2001 kia rio i just recently got my brakline on my drivers side replaced along with my calipers and brake pads.
This does not sound brake related. It sounds like the car has a performance issue with the engine. No power and shaking can be caused by a number of issues. There may be a misfire with any of the 4...
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I start up the car seems normal my mom had hit a bump no leaks or anything next day car felt different the whole car started shak
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, there are a large number of components that can cause an issue like this. This can be anything from a fuel, air, or spark deficiency, to an issue with the transmission. The bump...
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Transmission not shifting
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Since automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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I am Eric. my car's engine power goes off when i slow down and want to apply the accelerator again
Hi Eric. In many cases, when you apply pressure to the throttle and engine seems to cut off it is because one of two problems. Either the engine is getting too much fuel but not enough air (meaning the fuel...

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