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Multiple electrical issues or what?

Hi there I have a 2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L. First the power windows do not work and no power to the 2 25amp fuses. Next I found a little problem. I had to change the fuse block due to a broken ...
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Kia Rio brake light weirdness

My wife has a 2007 Kia Rio. She started it the other day and when she put her foot on the brake a dashboard indicator about a burnt out light came on. We looked at it together and found that with the ...
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Clutch pedal hits floor

I have a Kia Soul 2011 with 140000 km on it which I bought used at 130000 km. Since I bought it I noticed that the clutch pedal touches the floor when I press it (but it comes back up) so I checked ...
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Cyclical grind sound when stopping

I have a 2014 Kia Rio hatchback. Over the last year I have been experiencing a very intermittent problem. Sometimes, when I apply the brakes to come to a stop (say between 50 - 10 kph), there is a ...
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Kia Sorento 2008 CRDi ESP Off Light

I've recently bought this car, it was fine for a couple of days and suddenly the ESP Off light showed up and it won't turn on when pressing the ESP button. you have to turn off the ignition and then ...
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Loud humming noise from the back of the car when idle

Last year, after driving a long distance (about 200km), my 2013 Kia Cee'd started making a high pitch humming noise. It was loud when I was stopped but completely drown out by the engine noise as when ...
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replacing a small brake line in the rear of a 2006 Kia Spectra,

the small brake line burst on the rear of our 2006 Kia Spectra , I just replaced the line, once it is together ,do I need to bleed the other side.
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Did this thumbscrew fall off my Kia Sedona?

I found this fairly large coarse thread thumbscrew in my driveway, near the front of where my van is parked. I have a new 2018 Kia Sedona. Any idea if this fell off my minivan? And if so, where I ...
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engine management fault

I brought my car into the garage HALFORDS AUTOCENTER MITCHAM (117)and they perform diagnostic test. The error was (P2002 stored diesel efficiency below threshold bank 1) The garage told me to renew ...
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KV6 Engine overheating

Anybody figured out the mysterious reason behind the sudden overheat of the petrol v6 2.5L engine 2003 Kia Carnival Coolant level is good. The radiator is good. the fan also is working No coolant ...
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Cloning Kia Picanto key with Zed Bull Programmer

Not so long ago i bought a second hand Kia Picanto, but unlikely it came with only one key. Cloning this kind of key seemed preety expensive, so i did a small research about key cloning, since ...
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My 2005 Kia Sedona not wanting to start occasionally

We've replaced two sensors, the fuel pump, we've replaced the starter, and it's still periodically will not start. We also put a new timing belt on it a year ago. When it doesn't start it takes five ...
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2004 Kia Spectra 1.8 Automatic - No Reverse

A 2004 Kia Spectra 4cyl 1.8ltr automatic Reverse was working fine one day then the next it no longer worked. All the other gears work fine and the transmission fluid level is where it should be. I ...
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No FM/AM audio output on car radio, RDS and CD working

Strange issue with my 2011 Kia Picanto. When on AM or FM while the radio can scan and find stations, tune to them and display the RDS data for them, there is no sound output. At first it started off ...
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Engine making weird noise at specific RPM range

The car in question is 2017 Kia Ceed with 1.6 GDI petrol engine. Lately, I noticed a wierd noise coming out of the engine. As I'm accelerating, up to around 3200-3300 RPM everything sounds fine. ...
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Car written off, one year later appears later as taxed. Cause for concern? [UK] [closed]

So about a year ago my friend's car was hit by a hit-and-run driver. When the damage was assessed, police advised that the car was a write-off. She called the insurance and they got people to tow the ...
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03 kia sedona no start no crank

I have been having problem with my 03 sedona . The problem start about 4 months ago I drove my van and came home. my wife went to crank it nothing it set for a while and cranked .we noticed a smell ...
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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 starter circuit fault

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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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 ...