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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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What is this piece of metal at my caliper?

This is the new caliper for my rear left wheel as seen from above, also when it's mounted to the car: The cable of the parking brake is attached to the hook at the lower right, and the housing is ...
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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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Continual Brake Issues on a 2002 Kia Spectra

I have a 2002 Kia Spectra. We have replaced the rotors 3 times, but prior to doing that we were having problems with our back brakes. The mechanic we were going to said nothing was wrong with the back ...
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Car won't start or stay running after a jump

I have a 2004 Kia Spectra 1.8, I have replaced the spark plugs, the alternator, and my battery is only about two months old. The car will start after a jump but it has to sit for about 10 minutes ...
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What is this small vent?

I own a kia and noticed this vent as part of the dash around the climate control. I looked in the user manual but there is no labels attached to it. Does anyone know what it's for? Thanks
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I scraped my car against my moms and i need to remove the white scratches

This morning, I scraped my car against my mom's car by accident. I noticed a white scuff above her rear driver tire as well on the front of my Suzuki xl7 with a dent. Can I get it out without taking ...
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Reattach Rear View Mirror (No Glue Required)

My driver side door didn't like the cold weather this season so I started using the other doors, and acrobatics, to place myself in the drivers seat. Through this process I kept hitting my head on my ...
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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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2003 Kia Spectra - New radiator cap for a new radiator?

I sprang a leak in my radiator about a month ago... and I simply did not have time to replace the radiator myself, so I took it to a mechanic. The mechanic replaced the radiator but he reused my old ...
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2006 Kia Sedona Cranks but will not start

We have a 2006 Kia Sedona mini van. It turns over but will not start. We have good compression on all 6 cylinders. We checked all the grounds. We have good spark. Good fuel pressure.Took it to a Kia ...
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Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights

Kia Sedona 2012 automatic. Drove 180 miles on a full tank of fuel without any problems. Started the car the next day and it didn't start cleanly but did eventually. Was waiting on the drive with the ...
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2009 Kia Rio - Potential Misfiring?

I have a 2009 Kia Rio with ~75,000 miles. After I first start the car and accelerate away from where it was parked (especially if I accelerate hard), the car will repeatedly make a quick sound that ...
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What is this panel on the doors?

I've noticed that quite a few cars have a panel on each of the doors: I've searched through the car manual and it makes no mention of the panel. I'm assuming that it is some kind of manual door ...
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2006 Kia Sedona intermittently not starting

What could be causing my (non-)starting issues? Occasionally (once every two weeks or so) when the keys are inserted and turned to the start position, nothing happens. No noise, no dome lights dimming ...
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Sticking brake pad on 2012 Kia Rio 1.4L

My Kia Rio's brake pads made it to the indicator. Upon checking the pads it seemed that the pad situated against the piston is much more worn than the opposing pad. I removed the brake pads and ...
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Should I get a reusable/washable air filter for my Kia Soul?

I've got a 2010 Kia Soul, and I was wondering if I should get a reusable/washable air filter, such as the K&N 33-2960. The reasons I would think to get such an air filter would be: Save on the ...
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Brakes locking up when backing up

I have a 2002 Kia Sportage that was being driven only once a week or so for a couple of months, then it sat for a whole month without being driven. The dashboard brake light had been coming on ...
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What potentially may be wrong with a front-right leg of a stabilizer?

Not a long time ago, I went to the service for an annual technical inspection. They replaced the front-right leg of a stabilizer. And gave me the previous one back. I wasn't too smart to ask the ...
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How can I route power cables from my 2012 Kia Forte eco from the battery to the cabin?

I have a 2012 Kia Forte sedan with "eco" package. I'd like to mount my mobile amateur radio into the vehicle, however I'm having a hard time locating a grommet for passing power leads from the cabin ...
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2010 KIA Rio Engine stalls, then won't start

My car is having problems staying on. When driving at first it seems like after it heats up after like 10 minutes it will jerk for a second and then rpm will go to zero then once you go to stop at ...
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'08 Kia Spectra won't start after head gasket/timing belt replacement

We got this little KIA for a great deal with only 102k miles on it. Probably put less than 1k miles on it before the radiator split open on top, and it quit. (We were driving on the highway with ...
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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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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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Speedometer is Chopy/Sticky

So this is an odd issue. 2005 Kia Spectra 109,000 miles (well maintained car) My speedometer is choppy. The problem comes and goes right now. When I am on the free way going 60 it might say 20 - ...
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Kia Soul aftermarket headlights

What are the options (in Canada) for aftermarket headlights, e.g. HID, etc. for the Kia Soul? I find the Soul's headlights to be lacking, and I would like to get something brighter since I do quite a ...
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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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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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Loud rumbling and burning smell when turning on defroster

Tonight while driving my 2003 Kia Sedona with the defroster on, suddenly I heard this very loud rumbling which sounded like it was coming from the engine compartment on the passenger side. My first ...
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Kia Sportage 2002 radiator loss of water with no overheat or water leakage

I'm having a problem with my kia sportage 2002. My radiator is losing too much water. I topped it in the evening with 5 liters of fluid. In the next evening it was empty after driving about 20 ...
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Air conditioning gradually stopped working, hissing noise

On my 2003 Kia Sedona minivan, the air conditioning recently stopped working. This occurred somewhat gradually over the course of a week or so. I noticed today that if I turn the air conditioning on,...
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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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How to disable tracking/beacon on kia soul ev?

We are about to trade in our 99 Corolla for a Kia Soul EV. One of the things I really dislike about it is that something (the GPS beacon?) will send location data and possibly other info about our ...
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Loss of water in the radiator

The air conditioning in my vehicle began running hot at intervals, then I noticed that the temperature gauge began bouncing between the hot and middle mark. I was advised to change the thermostat and ...
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2007 Kia Spectra engine temperature fluctuating

what would cause my kia's engine temperature to start fluctuating. it never gets hot but it will rise 2 bars on the temp gage and when it rises to the second bar over where it normally reads my ac ...
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Can I transfer a 2007 Kia Sportage home-link into a 2016 Kia sportage

Can I transfer a 2007 factory installed Home-LINK mirror into a 2016 Kia Sportage?
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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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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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Can a belt burn without squeeling?

Just yesterday I replaced all of the drive belts on my 1998 Kia sportage because they were old. Now when I start my car I get a little bit of a burning smell, but there is no squealing noise ...
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Kia Sedona CRDi cranks but won't start [closed]

I have KIA Sedona 06 CRDi. It went into the garage for a major service: timing belt; serpentine belt; filters; brakes; etc. I got it back running perfect. 2 days later it won't start. It cranks over ...
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Popping Sound when A/C is on - 2009 Kia Rio

I've noticed that, when I first start my car, there is an intermittent popping or clicking sound coming from up near the engine (sometimes it almost sounds like a very quick burst of air escaping a ...
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What is the amp-hour rating of 2014 Kia Soul base?

I'm going to be doing some camping out of my Kia, and want to make sure I will not run the battery down if I power various gadgets over night via the power adapter ports. Specifically, I need to run ...
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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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Can driving long distances cause motor mounts to crack?

I have two cracked motor mounts on my KIA Sadona. I am curious as to what may have caused this. I am wondering if driving longer distances could cause it to happen It is a 2004 Kia Sedona EX. I ...
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Car won't start without a jump

Kia Sedona 2004. Battery was corroded. Car died. Replaced battery. Car started only after jumped, but died very soon. Battery wont keep a charge. When it does start, headlights and gauges won't work. ...
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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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2004 KIA Sedona Timing Belt Replacement

I am planning a Timing Belt / Water pump Replacement on a 2004 Kia sedona. I would like to know for the people who may have done a job like this . was there any special tools you required. If so ...
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Which is the Best Scan and Diagnostic tool for Asian Vehicles? [closed]

I am looking for a Scanner and Diagnostic tool that will be used for Asian Vehicles. I am not sure which scanner to buy which works with Asian makes like Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Mahendra, Suzuki and ...