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engine runs rough for ~1 min, then starts ticking for a couple minutes, then fine

Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sorento, 193k miles It started ticking 3 weeks ago while the wife was driving. I test drove it, and the ticking quieted down to no tick over the day to and from work. I drove it ...
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Kia Rio Overheating

I have a 2012 Kia Rio and lately it has been showing signs the car is overheating. When I switch off the car and switch it on again it runs fine. I find this very confusing because it does it maybe ...
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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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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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What is wrong with my clutch

So I drive a 2015 Kia rio 1.2 manual. So my car since I bought it has a very soft clutch that only balances the car for takeoff if i lift it to where it almost switches off the car before i can drive ...
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Are there differences between the HEV and PHEV Niro that would make hitch mounting different between them?

I would like to add a trailer hitch to my 2023 Kia Niro PHEV in order to use a bicycle rack that I already own. When I search for the part on a typical retail site, there are no results, but if I ...
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Engine Light on 2008 Kia Rondo

I have a 2008 Kia rondo 2.7 V6. My check engine light came on for spark plugs. I went ahead and changed all 6 and it still came back for a misfire in cylinder 1 and said it was still the spark plug. I ...
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P0638 code on 2 different generic scanners but service center says it's the readers that are faulty and the car is fine?

I recently purchased a 2nd hand Kia Rio LX 2018 with 24k miles on the clock. The car drives well, the check-engine light is off, I had a pre-purchase inspection done on it (Lemon Squad) and their ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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KIA Rio 2015 locked on the 3d gear

This is a KIA Rio 2015 with an automatic transmission . when the lever is on the D position it shifts to the 3d gear directly ( doesn't move until I let the brakes ). using the scanner it showed two ...
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Engine Oil Change Leak Seizing?

Sorry for the long question, it is necessary. My car is a 2015 Kia Forte Ex (GDI engine 20k miles) I took my car to get an oil change, tuneup etc. They messed up and it had a major oil leak which ...
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2006 kia Sedona van was driving home and it cut off and had to get it towed home will crank over but wanted start

After getting home I checked the spark and got good spark but was getting no fuel so we pulled the plug wires off the fuel pump and not getting any power what do I need to do
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EV Pedestrian Warning Sounds

The 2022 model year Kia Niro EVs have a backup alarm that would make a bulldozer on a construction site envious. It's loud enough that I feel quite self-conscious when I back out of our driveway early ...
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Understanding the Kia Niro EV 12V Auxiliary Battery Charging System

We have a 2022 Kia Niro EX EV (a US model) that we bought in April of 2022. Recently, starting in January of 2024, the 12V auxiliary battery (a T4-DL with 470 CCA and a 70 minute reserve capacity) has ...
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bypass the ac compressor with shorter serpentime belt

I have a 2020 Kia Soul LX 2.0 liter 4 cylinder I'm trying to bypass the AC compressor due to its failure what size belt do I need to use
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2010 Kia soul car not staying on after removing jumper cables

Car wouldn’t start so used jumper cables to start car. However, after removing jumper cables lights dimmed then car died. 2nd try Jump starting car removed cables and was able to keep car running ...
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2014 Kia Soul Ignition Lock Cylinder

My car was recently vandalized (failed theft attempt) and they messed up my ignition lock cylinder. I have to replace it with a new one. Over the past year, Kia and Hyundai have been targeted for ...
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Changed out radio and getting battery discharge error when engine running

So today changed out my Kia radio that was in my Kia Forte 2020. Seems my country brought in the low spec model at the time. This is the old radio: I changed it out to the touch screen that usually ...
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Unexpected low-beam headlight design in 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

I need to change the passenger-side low-beam headlight bulb for a 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback. After doing some Googling, it appears that most tutorials (such as this one) expect there to be a wire harness ...
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06 Kia Spectra EX lights

Reverse lights stay on when headlights are on. When lights are off they work, but the turn signal, and dash lights come on when I put the car in reverse. My driver side turn signal blinks fast like ...
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Kia problems rpms/speedometer

I have a Kia - occasionally it will rev up to 3rpm at about 40mph but stop once I get past that. I took it to a trusted mechanic who found nothing wrong - filter, fluids, etc - this morning, the ...
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Oil selection for Kia's and Hyundai's

I have a simple question, but it has sent me down a rabbit hole. I want to start changing my own oil in our 2017 Kia Sedona. They recommend a conventional oil 5W30 that meets the ACEA A5/B5 rating. ...
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Rough RPM idle transition when AC is ON

I have Kia Picanto 2017. I noticed that when I'm driving and depress the clutch (say would switch to neutral to stop for a red light), normally the RPM should go down to the "normal" idle level but ...
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Kia Sportage 2017 seat belts alarm

My Kia Sportage started to do strange things. After someone, who occupies the passenger seat unleashes the seatbelt before the car stops, my car starts beeping annoyingly even when passenger is not in ...
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How can I adjust where in the lane Kia Lane Assist will place my car?

I have a 2007 Kia Optima 3 estate, and one of the features that can be useful on long motorway journeys is the Lane Keep Assist System, or LKAS. In basic config it alerts when I cross a line, and this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2005 Kia Amanti electronic systems turn on randomly without key in car

What would make my lights flash, radio come on, doors lock and unlock, seats move at random times day and night when you are not in car and key is not in ignition? Also my service engine light is ...
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Strange sound after replacing starter and battery

My 2007 Kia Spectra just had a starter and new battery put in. Upon starting the car squeals loud with the sound of bits of gravel moving thru something. This happens when the car in completely shut ...
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Do Modern Cars Keep Event Logs?

On a trip out of town, my Kia Niro EV failed to start a charging session at five different Level 3 (high-speed DC) chargers. The first four were commercial chargers: two different ports on an EA ...
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Real World Performance of On-board EV Chargers

Kia's specs say that the on-board charger of the US model of the 2022 Niro EV has a capacity of 7.2 kW. We use a Grizzl-e Smart EVSE set to 40 A, it's fed by a 50A circuit (which derates to 40A). At ...
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2015 Kia forte ignition lock repair

I had my ignition broken during a failed theft. I have since purchased an ignition cylinder lock with new keys. If it's just a standard key that goes in the ignition and has no fob or flip out key ...
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Why is my Kia Rio making rapping sounds?

Oil and check engine lights were on so I changed theo oil. There was only about a quart that came out. Now the lights went out, but the engin raps and dies at stop lights and new oil is black.
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What is needed for my car radio to work correctly?

My 2019 kia optima fe had a system put in but then when connected to battery it said, battery being discharged due to external device, my battery got discharged all the way one day. What is needed to ...
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Can 99% of transmission fluid be removed from a transmission through the filler hole?

I spoke with a service shop about getting my transmission fluid changed (in my 2014 Kia Rio 6 speed auto). I was curious if they could get more of the fluid out than myself just dropping the drain ...
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Slow power window issue

On my 2021 Kia forte, the passenger side power window behaves strangely. The window rolls down just fine. However, when closing it, it begins rolling up in the normal rate, but half-way up gets slower ...
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KIA soul 2013, has a clack-clack-clack noise when the motor is on. As I ramp up the revolutions the clacking frequency increases. Is this urgent?

Bought the car a year ago. I think I remember hearing the noise from the beginning, Motor has 180K miles, have done 2 oil changes. There is no recall notice from NHTSA. Car is stick shift, runs normal....
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Kia Sorento push start revs much too high

Worked on cars for years, then fell away from doing anything besides replacing the occasional starter or oil pump, then nothing as my cars got more reliable. My 2013 Kia Sorento is the newest car I've ...
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