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My car wont crank. I have just replaced the starter and all it does still is just click.
Hi There, Generally a clicking sound when turning the key is a result of a weak battery or a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the...
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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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My warning sign is on and I don't know why
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The issue with the vehicle can easily be diagnosed with a vehicle diagnostic scan. To describe this further lets start with the warning light. When the car is turned to the "On" position, the...
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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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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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HELP!
Hello: Anytime you're ECU stores an error code, it's typically a sign that a major mechanical or electrical issue could cause serious damage to the engine. In this case, the P0305 OBD-II Trouble code indicates that the engine control module...
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I took off from a stop sign felt like something stuck and than sounded like i had a flat tire. Now it's making a loud Thumping in 2014 Kia Sorento
Hello - this issue (or issues) may be a combination of multiple problems. The "stuck" issue at the stop light may be a brake not releasing when you take your foot off the brake pedal. The thumping noise once you...
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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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Engine cide p200a
The engine code you are receiving stands for "Intake Manifold Runner Performance Bank 1". This may mean the vehicle is going to need an new intake manifold, or it may mean the VCMA has failed. This has been an ongoing...
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Car cut off won't start
Hi there. It's possible that you might have an ignition system component failure, such as a worn out crankshaft position sensor or cam sensor, that will impact the vehicle's ability to start when you turn the engine over. It's also...
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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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Fan belt squeaks or a bearing squeaks especially when steering wheel is turned right
Squealing when turning the wheel can be caused by a few things. A worn belt can be the source, as can a failed belt tensioner not keeping the belt tight enough. Also, a failing water pump, alternator, or power steering...
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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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Engine idle fluctuates
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Brake pedal feels mushy & goes almost to floor.
Liquid (oil, water, grease) contaminants on brake pads do not affect pedal travel, although they might increase stopping distances. Most brakes systems are designed and/or located such that leaks from nearby systems can't contaminate the pads. At any rate, a...
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My vehicle started making this noise yesterday when I stop or start to go.
An "obvious" noise such as the one you are describing will, more than likely, be readily sourced to the failing component if you have a certified mechanic diagnose it. The service to request is a suspension/drive train noise diagnostic during...
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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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New battery and alternator
Hello There, There are a number of things that may cause your vehicle not to start. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that may cause the motor to...

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