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Korean carmaker, rapidly gaining in popularity due to their long warranties

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catalytic converter

i have 170,000 miles on my car, no problems driving, but my check engine light is on. i took it to a auto parts shop and it read that I needed a knock sensor or catalytic converter, so I changed the ...
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KIA Oprius / Amanti 2006 instrument cluster pinout, wiring diagram

I am currently doing an instrument cluster swap, but I need the pinout or wiring schematics for it. Thank you in advance.
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Recommendation For Tightening Wheel Stud

I have to replace a broken wheel stud in the rear of a kia Optima. I do not have an impact gun to tighten down the stud properly but I do have a torque wrench. The problem is that the hub will spin ...
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Difficulty with starting 2005 Kia Sedona

I have a 2005 Kia Sedona. About 2 months ago I went to start it, and it cranked but didn't start until the 3rd time, and the engine jumped? Since then I have had the problem of it cranking but not ...
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Kia Soul - Humming Noise After Oil Change

So last week I had my oil changed and immediately after picking up my car and turning it on I noticed that there was an audible "humming" sound coming from my car. I went back inside and told them ...
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Two spark plug wire failures in two days?

I've got a 2003 Kia Rio (4 cyl) that started shuddering on me yesterday. When I got home I found that the cylinder 3 spark plug wire had gone bad. Sparks were coming out the side at an apparent ...
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Passenger Headlight Dim and high beams even more dim

I own a 2008 Kia Rio. My passenger side headlight was extremely dim. And when I turned the brights on that light was even dimmer. As a result, I assumed it was a burnt out bulb. I went and replaced ...
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What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?

What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?
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2012 Kia Sorento loses power at high speeds, revs high, and avg MPG has dropped

I have a 2012 Kia Sorento that has lost its strength/power when getting up to highway speeds (65 mpg highway speeds here in CA. it struggles to do it. It doesn’t stop wanting to move forward though) ...
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Kia Rio 2006 jb cv the

My car started making grinding noises which I found out was the starter motor engaging through the clutch switch being pushed in as I changed gear. I removed it from the clutch pedal and only pushed ...
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Do matching (left/right) lights often burn out within a short time period of each other? If so, why?

A couple of weeks ago, the right headlight in my car burnt out, so I went to the garage and had it fixed. When I picked up my car, their salesnerd told me to watch my left headlight, for "once one ...
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Engine wouldn’t crank, replaced starter and it worked for 1 day, not cranking again.

My engine randomly stopped cranking with no noise at all when the key was turned. Checked battery voltages and everything looked ok. Push starting got the car going and the mechanic replaced the ...
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What is this piece, and is it important?

I recently started hearing a rattling noise coming from under my 2009 Kia Sedona. I jacked it up and found that a piece had completely rusted off and was just resting on top part of the exhaust ...
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Hi CO Emissions - Kial Soul+ 2.0L

My 2012 Kia Soul+ (53,700 miles) failed the emissions test for high HC and high CO at high RPMs (2500). After a new air filter, spark plugs, a professional injector and throttle body cleaning, the ...
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Diesel Injector Well full of Carbon

While looking over my friend's 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel, I noticed a strange huffing noise. After removing the decorative engine cover I discovered this: This injector well is filled ...
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Sudden Turbo Whine That Oscillates with Manifold Pressure

I'm looking at an 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel that a friend brought to me today. The complaint was that all of a sudden a day or two ago they started hearing this whining noise that changed ...
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My 2009 kia rio gives a gunshot sound when accelerating

My kia rio 2009 suddenly start bring this gunshot sound when accelerating . It misses fire hence causing the car to move very slowly.. My mechanic has changed both the fuel pump and the fuel filter ...
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03 kia spectra runs on fresh battery

Car will fire up on good battery but after bout ten minutes lights go out acts hit nrake or anything and it dies hearing a buzzing from sensor or throttle body told needs alternator belt but seems ...
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I have a 2015 Kia Forte I have put two Alternators on it within the last 2 weeks why do they keep failing?

Alternator failure: have put two Alternators on within the last 2 weeks second one just failed again what seems to be the problem dealerships it has to be something other than that alternator do you ...
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Kia Rio doesn't start sometimes

is it common for 2012 Kia Rio to intermittently start. when my problem started the key wouldn't go all the way into the ignition. I would have to jiggle it to get it all the way in or it wouldn't turn....
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Damage to shocks over sharp curb

I drive a 2012 Sportage and I accidentally drove over the curb yesterday. The bricks that made this curb where old and irregular so there we sharp bits poking out. I was not driving too fast but as ...
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Kia sedona coolant reservoir

My wife's Kia Sedona has been guzzling coolant lately. We cant find a leak and there's no puddles on the ground we're stumped. Everyone says there's a leak but no one can find it. Any ideas to ...
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Engine will not start after battery and terminal replacement

My standard 2011 Kia Soul’s positive battery terminal became very corroded and after having to jump it in order to get it to start, I took it to Walmart for a new battery. After they replaced the ...
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2005 Kia sedona. Testing crankshaft pos sensor

Some context: We have a 2005 kia sedona. The car was working fine until it decided to quit. It was sitting around 40 - 50 minutes with the engine off. We thought that there could be a chance that ...
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4WD Rear differential removed totally and have it a 2WD?

I have a 1997 Kia Sportage 4wd and it is having EXACTLY the problem that this pickup truck is having: (The sound the truck makes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJUSEH0opi8&index=3&list=...
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What's this howling noise when starting after a cold night?

My Kia Picanto '2004 with 1.1 engine (I'd mention in the Hyundai Getz, which has the same motor), makes this howling noise when starting the motor after a cold night. The volume of the noise ...
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2009 Kia Spectra P0507 code thrown after alternator replaced at the shop

Have a Kia spectra, 2009, and just had the alternator replaced at the shop, it started a little hard and idled a little low off the bat, drove it 25 miles home, idle seemed a bit higher than normal ...
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Increase volume of audible warnings

2017 Kia Sorento SX, how do I increase the volume on audible warnings like the lane departure warning? I can barely hear any of the audible warnings
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New car - a lot of smoke from exhaust

I got my new car today from the dealership, and while driving home I noticed there is quite a bit of smoke coming of the exhaust, to the point of blocking my rear window visibility. Only happens when ...
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Charging issue and cranks but won't start

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona, 3500 engine. I am having 2 issues: I am having charging problem Even trying to jump start it now it wont start, cranks over but won't start I have jump started it a couple ...
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Kia Sportage HDC always switched on?

I own a Kia Sportage 1.7 crdi from 2015. I have always switched on the HDC option. So, HDC helps me braking while going down a hill. My question: Is it harmless to keep it switched on while driving ...
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When I put to Drive my transmission goes to manual

KIA RIO 2013 model. I have the option to put it to "D" or +/- for manual. After starting the vehicle I shift from "P" to "D" and it won't move. When I step on the accelerator it goes to "1" even ...
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How can I determine the trim level on my 2015 Kia Optima?

I know the question is kinda stupid but yesterday I bought a Kia Optima 2015, there's no initials on the back of the car like (EX, LX, SX, SXL). It's a used car and I'm from Iraq. I checked all the ...
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Kia Rio - is lip under front bumper actually needed for anything?

On my 2013 Kia Rio, there is a plastic strip underneath the front bumper that has been almost entirely torn off - undoubtedly due to the occasional times I've pulled up a bit too close to a curb (this ...
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Kia Pregio Van 2004 fuse problem

So I replaced the battery in this van, I know the new battery is fine because I've tested it. i think I remember some sparks when i started to put it in, so I'm pretty sure that i touched the ...
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Timing chain replacement and the CVVT system

I have this KIA Cerato "Forte" 2010 with an G4FC DOHC 16V 1.6L MPI with a single CVVT on the intake side. I'm changing the timing chain, tensor and the two sliders, I thought it is a simple ...
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Low air flow from air conditioner vent

2012 Kia Soul air conditioning blows weak but cold air and doesn't do well in hot weather. Thanks
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Sorento Speed Boost on Brake

So I've been driving automatic vehicles for a while now. Now I want to learn manual driving so I bought a Kia Sorento 2005. For the most part Im doing ok, my main problem now is that I'm still getting ...
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Oil in water coolant

I have a 2005 KIA Sorento Limited Edition suv which I recently bought secondhand...i just found out that black oil is present in the water coolant, is it safe to still drive it? What could possibly be ...
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Mildew Scent in Car when Off

I have a 2012 Kia Sorento, which last year had an issue where the condensation drain line was stuck behind the exhaust manifold, causing the line to be pinched and condensate to accumulate to such a ...
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Error code P200A on 2013 Kia Sorrento

Does anyone know if I have to replace the intake manifold or can I try something cheaper first. I did see a little anti freeze leaked . Thank you for your time and consideration.
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When clutch full disengaged and engine on high revs, feeling of friction in clutch

Today I was driving my KIA cee'd 1.0 T-GDI. I was standing on a traffic light and the street was empty. So I decided to have a little fun with my car and accelerate as fast as I can. The car was fully ...
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What is this left pulling on my car

My car has an extremely annoying pull to the left. If I take my hands off the wheel, the car will drift over to the left, starting very slightly pulling left then aggressively pulling more to the left ...
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RPMs are high on kia rio

I bought a car, now it turns out the transmission needs work, and we would like to get a professional's opinion. The engine light came on and I was trying to accelerate to 40 mph, but the RPMs were at ...
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2011 Forte lurching when accelerating

I have a 2011 Kia Forte SX with dual(-ish) transmission (shifting paddles on the wheel, and a slot by the shifter to move up or down gears). It currently has 62k miles on it, and was taken to a Jiffy ...
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Kia Sorrento 2006 making vibration on gear change

I have Kia Sorrento 2006 model car. Whenever I change the gear especially from Parking to Reverse the car vibrates. I can also feel little vibration while changing the gear from neutral to driving. ...
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Glove box on Kia Forte 2010 won't open. What are my options for opening it?

The glove compartment has a flimsy plastic latch to open and close. Mine hasn't worked in over a year. It was not working well for a while and eventually it just stopped working all together. When I ...
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2006 Sedona stopped running while driving, will not start now

The van cranks but will not start now. Checked for spark and fuel, all is good. Below is the scan results I got. This scan was taken after several tries and checking the cam and crank sensors. Make: ...
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Humming/Vibrating Noise When Accelerating

I'm getting a loud humming/vibrating/knocking noise - like someone knocking on a door, only less loud - when accelerating and when I stop accelerating, the noise stops, but the actual vibration with a ...
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2005 Kia Amanti will turn over perfectly but wont start every time!

When i got the car I knew that it had issues with starting. I cleaned everything around the battery. It has a brand new air filter. Oil just got changed. New(ish) battery which is showing a full ...