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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Sorento
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Engine oil
Your car should hold 5 quarts and calls for 5W-20 oil. Keep in mind that the type of oil and viscosity (thickness indicated by the numbers) may need to be adjusted for the type of climate you drive in. Cold...
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Key fob won't unlock all 4 doors. Only the drivers door
Hi there. Is this a smart key or a physical key and wireless fob? Do the other door locks work when the lock switch on the driver's door is operated? Have you tried pressing the unlock button 2 times quickly...
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Car will turn over but not start - 2005 Kia Sorento
Hi. There is a good possibility that the timing belt has broken and it is causing the car not to start. The timing belt is what keeps the engine in time so it will start and run. If this belt...
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Steering wheel and noise - 2011 Kia Sorento
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2011 Kia Sorento to have a screeching noise, heavy steering, and the battery light on. It is likely these faults are all related to the serpentine belt. If the serpentine belt fails it...
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Ideal pulley replaced is it good to buy?
Hi there: If the vehicle is 4 years old and has 47,000 miles, that's usually a good indication the vehicle has been lightly driven and might be a good purchase. Kia's are pretty good cars in general. However, before you...
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Transmission temperature sensor failure
The transmission temperature sensor does exactly as it sounds - it regulates the temperature of the transmission. This is an extremely important measurement of the health of your transmission as excessive heat can damage and shorten the lifespan of your...
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Car does not start even with jumper from another car - 2011 Kia Sorento
In rare instances, if a battery has what we refer to as an "internal dead short", the battery condition may not allow even a jump start to get the vehicle started. Try replacing the battery with a new "known-to be-good"...
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I washed the engine bay and now it wont start.
Hi there: If the engine was hot when you cleaned the engine compartment, you may have cracked a few critical parts which might cause the non-starting issue. However, what happens most of the time is that water finds its way...
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I put the key in the ignition and it turns, but my truck doesn't start
Hi, and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. There are multiple elements that could be causing your starting problem. When you turn the key on, does the instrument panel light up? If so, this is an indication that you do have...
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Is it possible to start a car with a dead fuel pump? If so, how?
Hey there. You will need to verify whether or not the fuel pump is actually at fault before moving forward with repairs. This fuel pump is accessed under the rear seat through an access panel. If you have a bad...
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Knocking noise in 2012 Kia Sorento
Hello. If they did not replace the upper strut mount along with the strut, that may be the source of your noise. The upper strut mount retains the strut and spring together as an assembly. It is then bolted...
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The check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel.
Hi there. When the check engine light comes on when turning the steering wheel, this usually is for the power steering system. There could be an issue with the power steering pump or the rack and pinion steering system. I...
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Why does my car sputter when restarting after driving for a while?
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like your vehicle may be stuttering and hesitating when you first start the vehicle. This can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the ignition, engine management, or...
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Why is my power steering pump so noisy?
This may be caused by the pump simply being worn out or being forced to work too hard as a result of the rack and pinion system not functioning properly. As you may know, the rack and pinion system also...
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I have no power to the fuel pump or the fuel cut off switch. All fuses are good, what could it be?
Hi there - now that you have checked the fuses (Good job!) check the MFI relay on the under-the-hood fuse & relay box. It controls power to the fuel pump and the engine control unit (ECU). If it is working,...
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Indicator Lights Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light stays on
This is related to the traction control system in your car. This system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This system counteracts over steering and under steering by reducing power...
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Power door lock diagnosis
Hi there. The driver door has a door lock release solenoid that operates the latch. This solenoid is attached to the door lock latch. The plastic clip that you removed was for the return of the door lock. I recommend...
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Damaged timing belt
When a timing belt fails on an interference engine causing valve train damage, there is generally a noticeable amount of noise and destruction that happens. As you may know, the timing belt helps to keep ignition timing and fuel timing...
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Black smoke coming out from exhaust and it wont accelerate, there is no power
The black smoke indicates you have a rich fuel condition happening in your fuel intake system. This means that the fuel being supplied to the motor is too much in relation to the air supplied creating an imbalanced air/fuel ratio...
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Front bumper has a medium size hole 2011 Kia Sorrento
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a repair YourMechanic can offer at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage,...

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