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Oil light came on and the oil is full.
Hi there. Either the oil pump in the engine has failed and is pushing oil at a lower pressure than the sending unit could register or the sending unit failed. If you need further assistance with your warning lights, then...
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Engine Stalling
Stalling can be caused by any number of components. That your vehicle stalls at a stop or on the move, leads me to think it is something electrical. It can be an intermittent fault in any of the numerous sensors....
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Catalytic converter issue?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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Difficulty when changing into 2nd and 3rd gear.
Hi there. It sounds like the clutch may be sticking on the input shaft. There is also the possibility that the shift rail detents could be failing or the incorrect lubricant was installed in the transmission. An internal manual transmission...
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On the Downhill Assist Control system, is it supposed to be noisy while in use? 2011 Kia Sorrento
Hello - the Downhill Assist Control (DAC) uses engine compression (without ignition) to provide "braking" without heating up the brakes on a long descent. This makes a somewhat "unnatural" sound much like you describe from the exhaust. It is not...
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accidentally added windshield washer to coolant line instead of washer tub, just a little, maybe 1/8 of a gallon.
Hi there. A little window washer fluid will not cause any damage to your engine or the cooling system, in fact it will actually make the system work a little better as the fluid has alcohol in it. Alcohol will...
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Hi good day, how many spark plugs and spark plug wires do i need for a 2005 Kia Sorento LX?
Hi there. Since you have the V-6 engine option for your Kia Sorento, the correct amount of spark plug's needed and spark plug wires is (6) - one per cylinder.
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Can crankshaft position failure be caused by someone putting sugar in the gas tank?
Hi there. It is highly unlikely that sugar in the fuel tank is causing your crankshaft position sensor problem. Overtime, and due to exposure to carbon deposits and dirty oil, the tip of the sensor can become clogged with debris...
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My remote won't unlock or lock the driver side door but opens the other doors.
Hi there. When this issue occurs, it's typically caused by an electrical short or damaged fuse which supplies electricity to the power door lock. The best way to know for certain is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to...
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Grinding noise when in Park and Neutral.
The noise is either coming from the clutches slipping inside the transmission or a loose exhaust shield that is rattling. Lift up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Then go under the vehicle and feel around for anything...
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I am getting the P200A check engine light
The trouble code that you have listed is associated with a known problem for the intake manifold runner control system. There are some 2011 and 2012 model year vehicles that have a current recall to have the control module reprogrammed...
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the cars steering wheel is jerking to the left
Hello. Two things that could be causing your the issue on the Sorento are a twisted power steering hose or a faulty new component(power steering rack, PS pump). I suggest you check all power steering hoses to make sure they...
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Accidentally hit the positive battery terminal
Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If the immobilizer system is on, you may see a security warning light. To temporarily override the immobilizer system, see these instructions. Short...
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Intermittent loss of acceleration
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors which is typically caused by a bad fuel pump or potentially faulty fuel injectors. This can happen when the...
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Intermittent loss of acceleration and power
Hi there. Trying to diagnose this type of problem is incredibly difficult, so I totally understand the frustration. Usually, when this type of issue occurs, it is due to a loose electrical connection to an ignition system component, such as...
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What's a camshaft sensor do?
The camshaft position sensor reads a reluctor wheel on the camshaft and determines the location of the firing sequence from cylinder 1 to cylinder 6. The camshaft position sensor works in relation with the crankshaft position sensor to allow the...
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My car ia leaking green fluid what does that mean
Hi There, This suggests you have a coolant leak, which is most likely also contributing to the engine overheating when sitting at idle. When the car is in motion and the fans are working to pull air into the radiator...
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My 2005 Kia Sorento doesn't have the power to go down the road. It will start and run, but it won't go faster than 35 mph.
Check to see if any vacuum lines were disconnected when your engine was serviced. A vacuum leak can cause the engine to have a loss of power under a load. If all of the vacuum lines are good, then the...
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How to activate automatic auto lock feature?
Hi There, There may be various reasons for wanting to activate this feature or in some cases deactivate it. In either case you will need to know how to reactivate it or deactivate it. Here is the process for doing...
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Leaking front driver side axle at transfer case
Hi there Dave. Unfortunately, without seeing pictures of the component you are talking about, we are unable to tell you for certain what part is leaking. In most cases, the first component to break is the CV boot; which will...

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