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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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