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If the battery dies whilst driving, but you can jump it off another car, you want to look at the alternator first (possibly followed by the battery, the wiring and any large loads, because either your battery is not charging or something is draining it faster than the alternator can charge it) An alternator should give somewhere over 13 volts (often 14.5) ...


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On my most recent car before my current car, I put in a K&N air filter. I believe I saw a minor improvement in horsepower, but it could also have been the placebo effect. As to your questions: You can save money with a K&N as long as the following are true: You clean/oil the filter at the recommended intervals You don't live in an excessively ...


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A few rules of thumb that apply to the Kia Soul as well as most other cars. Avoid HID/Xenon headlight retrofit kits unless they're part of an entirely new assembly with optics designed specifically for HID usage. In almost all cases, adding an HID retrofit kit generates a) dangerous glare for oncoming traffic and b) does not properly illuminate the road ...


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My guess would be that the grayish colored piece slides onto the black baseplate. It appears to be held in place by the three dimples fitting into a detent. I would insert a small screwdriver between the two humps shown in the first photo. With a twisting motion see if the gray plate slides toward the dash. You may have to try several size screwdrivers to ...


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Your Alternator is not charging the battery. This can be verified by checking the voltage across the battery with the vehicle running less than 12.6 volts means you are discharging the battery. Since you've already replaced the alternator (it's possible it's bad) lets start somewhere else. There should be a 120 amp fuse between the alternator and the ...


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That sounds like an immobiliser problem to me. What happens if you get out, lock, then unlock the van, then try again? Another possible problem is a loose wire between the ignition switch and the solenoid, but in that case I'd expect it to need physical intervention before it would work again (i.e. knocking or wiggling the wire to remake contact)


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It sounds to me that a leak in the refrigerant lines is a likely culprit. It gradually getting worse would be the gradual loss of the refrigerant as it leaked out. The hiss you are hearing now I would suspect is pressure created by the compressor being engaged and coming out of the point of the leak. If you just get it refilled, you will probably end up ...


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From troublecodes.net: P0116: Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Problem P0304: Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected The other two are not listed here. Check your coolant, clear out the codes and see if any show up again. If they do, then it's time to get the car into a mechanic.


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By tire light, do you mean tire pressure light? If so, I wouldn't worry - you should as a matter of course be checking your tire pressures every week. If you think the tires are deflating much faster than they should, you should look at: have the tires been seated correctly are the rims clean and free from corrosion are the rims bashed or chipped is the ...


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Another thought is this, the way these rear view mirrors work is it has sensors back and front in the mirror which detects the difference in observed light. When the one behind (facing you) detects it is brighter than the front, it will dim the mirror. Covering both of these will make the mirror "think" there is no difference in observed light and will ...


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It may seem unlikely but I've had similar issues on other vehicles caused by corrosion on the battery terminal posts or loose connections. The accessories can still work because they require less amperage and the ignition or starter can't get high enough amperage over a barely connected battery. It could also be a loose connection to the ignition coil ...


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tl;dr: The stabilizer works with the swaybar to reduce body roll in turns. The stabilizer in the picture is missing a nut on the top bolt. The picture in the question clearly illustrates the function of the stabilizer (if you know what it's connected to) and what some of the failure modes might be. Here is a picture of some of the critical components ...


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Since I don't know exactly where this piece goes in the front end of your car, I will give you some generalities of why this piece is built as it is and why it probably needed to be changed. The front end of your car has a lot of things going on. Way back when, vehicle front suspensions were setup with a straight axle, somewhat like what rear-ends are setup ...


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There are many factors which could influence your fuel consumption, namely, the design of the car itself - not much you can do about it. Are you getting what the EPA label said you would be getting? Also, here are some things that will improve your fuel economy: Use full synthetic oil and change at regular 5k mile intervals Maintain correct tire pressure ...


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The Forte LX mode uses a cable setup to work the door locks. While the EX uses rods. It is possible but, it would take some work to figure out a way to connect the door handle (interior) to the lock assembly. Next you would have to find a way to provide these locks with power since the harness is not the same in both models. On the software side both Body ...


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Since your car has a burnt electrical smell and acts like losing its power, you can check its wiring system and the fuse for possible short circuits. It will be much better if a professional mechanic assists you in repairing your car. After all, the wiring systems of cars can be very intricate, and a single mistake can cause a myriad of problems right away.


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That sounds like the bearings in the fan have failed, or something is caught in the fan, stopping it from turning. I've got no idea where the heater fan would be on a Sedona, but chances are it'll be behind the dash somewhere - If you're lucky it might be on the engine bay side of the bulkhead, but if it is inside it'll be a pain to get to, and will ...


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There is a strong possibility there is an issue in the interior fuse box which is also the body module. There is a problem often seen with the burglar alarm relay (built into the box/module, not replaceable). This relay doesn't sound the alarm, but disables the car. Locking and unlocking the car making it work seems to confirm it. You can also try to start ...


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A: The service manual shows that the belt is to be replaced at 60,000 miles or 100,000 km. On both the 2.4 and 2.7 liter motors. So you still got some miles to put on your car. Happy motoring Source: http://kiacarsfaq.com/Kia+Optima/2004+Kia+Optima.html make sure you replace the timing belt every 50K-60K miles, as they have an 'interference' ...



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