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Was driving home and car started shuddering on acceleration. Check engine light turned on for a few seconds then shut off.
There are a number of things that may cause this to happen, however it sounds like the flickering lights may indicate a potential failure with the charging system, such as the alternator beginning to fail. I would suggest having the...
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Jerky Engine Symptoms...
Hi there. It's quite possible that the fuel pump pickup is clogged with debris or wearing out, if these symptoms happen when there is less than 1/4 tank of gasoline. It's always a good idea to not run the vehicle...
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Why isnt my my idler working
If your A/C is blowing hot air, you may be referring to your compressor clutch that is not engaging. This could be due to low refridgerant in the system. When refrigerant is low, it is usually due to a leak...
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My car accelerates on its own when it's parked or sitting at a light while braking. Also, it stopped recently but it was misfiring
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Getting a 0430 error code.
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0430 means that the ECU is detecting below threshold performance from the catalytic converter. The ECU monitors the catalytic converter closely and when a low performance threshold is detected the Check Engine Light will illuminate. There are...
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I need help identifying a wire that came loose while working on starter
You need to check to see if there is a crankshaft sensor on side of block that is disconnected. If it is not connector then you will need to provide the color of the wires in connector to identify it...
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Hi Angel. Thanks for contacting us today. Anytime you have a check engine light illuminate, it means that the ECU has detected a problem with a mechanical or electrical component on the vehicle and triggered an OBD-II trouble code. Downloading...
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Kia sportage wont start
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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My ac only blows cold air when I'm driving fast
When your car is moving, say at 45 MPH, there is lots of air flow over the condenser (the condenser is the heat exchanger in front of the radiator) and that airflow is essential to proper a/c system operation. To...
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Im having problems with my 2000 kia sportage 2 Door.
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...
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lift gate fob is not working
Hi Victor. If you have a brand new 2017 Kia Sportage and the liftgate is not working, then it's likely due to a blown fuse. However, before you attempt to repair this on your own, I would strongly recommend contacting...
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fob not working
Hi Victor. Since your Kia is a 2017, it's probably best to contact the dealership to ask them to resolve this issue - as it's probably covered under warranty still. However, if they can't help, then you should start by...
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I just bought a new kia sportage, it did not have a power lift gate so I had the dealership install one but the liftgate will nott
If the power liftgate is a Kia supplied, dealer installed option then it will function using the Key fob. All of the details of such operation are set forth in the vehicle's Owner's Manual. The Power Liftgate will open if...
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Fob not working on lift gate
Hi...your least cost option will do to pursue warranty service because your car is brand new. There is a procedure in the Factory Service Manual to diagnose the "receiving" circuity in this device (the lift gate). Without actually performing that...
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2006 Kia Sportage heater not working
If you are referring to insufficient air flow, the duct network, blower doors and controls and the blower motor should be checked out. On the other hand, if airflow is good (strong) but the temperature of the emitted air is...
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P0174 bank 2 system too lean. If I keep driving with this code will I damage my engine? My car doesn't seem to be driving poorly
If your engine is running lean and you continue to drive on it with this condition, it can cause your engine to overheat and potentially damaged internal engine parts. Running rich is always better than running lean because extra fuel...
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I schedule an appointment for front passenger wheel bearings but what if its driver side once you all get here will that be extra
If you scheduled to have the right bearing to be replaced then this means you already have a diagnosis from someone else and when the mechanic shows up to install the bearing they will install the bearing as instructed by...
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I have a kia sportage truck and my gear shift wont move out if park what is the problem
You should check to see if your brake lights are working? If not then check stop fuse and brake light switch. If brake lights work then you will need to have shift interlock solenoid checked for getting power.
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starter engages while pressing clutch
On manual transmission equipped vehicles, a clutch safety switch is installed to prevent the engine from being accidentally started if the car is in gear. On account of this switch, every time you depress and release the clutch pedal, you...
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Engine light comes on day after getting gas. Already replaces a leak in gas line. What can it be?
Hi Alyssa. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically if a check engine light comes on after filling the fuel tank, it's due to a vapor pressure problem. This often is triggered by one of the EVAP system components. This system...

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