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Still vibrating after new tires, re-alignment, and balancing when I go over 70 mph
Hello. If this is still occurring then you have an issue with something that is not spinning true or is out of round on the vehicle. If the vehicle is this new then it is usually caused by a wheel...
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Can't find Schrader valve
Hi there. Many Asian manufacturers do not use the valve in their fuel systems. They have opted to not include this as it presents a fire hazard should the valve fail. A proper fuel pressure test requires other adapters that...
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Alternator stuck
Hello, thank you for writing in. That last bottom bolt is definitely an issue for a lot of people. Most people try not to remove or touch anything more than they have to during the process, which is totally logical...
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while driving the vehicle will just shut off. Its not the altenator or battery. not sure what it could be? please help!!
Hello. Typically when these types of symptoms arise there is an issue with spark. The spark plugs, wires, and distributor are all subject to the fact heat causes expansion. With expansion of the rubber boots, coils, and distributors the voltage...
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Idling over heats
If your vehicle is overheating at idle, the number one cause would be a faulty radiator fan. When the radiator fan is working properly, it sucks air through the radiator to assist the force of the air that is already...
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When I stop and then start to accelerate the car jumps and lunges and doesn't seem to increase speed as it should.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Typically vehicles jump and surge due to spark or fuel issues. The computer is designed to keep the engine running within certain ranges, and when the vehicle doesn't have what it needs, it will...
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A whining noise starting at 20 m/ph as well as oscillating noise which speeds up and slows down - coming from drivers side.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to having the tires replaced recently, you may have a balance issue. Tires are "balanced" in a process where they spin the wheel on a machine and make sure they turn evenly. Any...
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Engine light on windshield wiper does not work
Hi there - check fuses for the windshield wiper issue, that is the most likely problem with that component. If the fuse is good, the switch is the next likely component issue. I would recommend having an electrical components are...
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On a 2005 Kia Sedona's crankshaft sensor, I noticed there is a split in the sensor. After installing the sensor, it won't start.
Hello - there are two bolts on the sensor holding it to the engine. The sensor should bolt directly to the engine, with the 2 bolts providing proper alignment and positioning of the "slot." If you need additional assistance with...
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Car not starting after battery jumping
Based upon what you are describing, it sounds like you may have been missing a cable on your car. You mention having the positive and negative cables connected to the car that is being used to jump your car, but...
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ESP lighting is on
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The ESP light is handled by the ABS controller. If you scan the ABS controller with computer scanner you can get the error codes that are stored and begin troubleshooting. Most likely a wheel...
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Hard to turn vehicle when car is idling. No leaking of power steering fluid under the car
Hi there. Chances are the power steering pump is at fault for the steering wheel being hard to turn both directions at idle. It could be, a faulty power steering pressure switch not sending a signal to the computer to...
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Van idles rough
Your car has a small purge valve that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build up inside, particularly when you are refueling the car with gas. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the...
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2003 Kia Sedona starts and runs for one minute then dies. Restarts and does the same thing. Threw a code the other day of cylinder
Hello. Thank you for writing in. At first the issue sounds like an electrical problem. There are a number of sensors that will cause the engine to stall. Some of them are not monitored by the computer and will not...
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Engine stalling
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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Car fob will not chirp when locking vehicle. I pressed lock button twice and panic button works fine. Please help!!!
Hello. Typically if the horn will no longer chirp when locking the vehicle it is because the control module has lost its programming or there is a problem with one of the door switches. If you are getting a door...
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Warning lights or lose wire 2005 Kia Sedona
Hello - it is quite possible you have an alternator (charging system) or electrical wiring problem (or both) with your Kia. Unfortunately, this model seems to have more than its fair share of alternator and wiring problems. Worse yet, the...
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I changed the spark plugs and now my car is puttering, revving up on its own, and making a whistling noise
If these symptoms did not exist prior to the spark plug replacement, it would appear as if something was disturbed, disconnected or broken during that maintenance. You want to make sure that all of the plugs were installed with the...
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ESC light
The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors that communicate with the Power Train Control Module (PCM) regarding steering...
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The car was running fine a week ago. The check engine light kept coming on when the throttle was above 2000 rpm's.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Check the engine light for any other codes that would appear. This will direct you in the direction that is having a fault. If your engine is having an issue with the rpm's...

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