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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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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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Replacing a H19 headlight?

On my 2020 Kia Soul S the headlight (high/low) is a H19 bulb. When I look for (LED) replacement bulbs I can't really find any—the H category doesn't seem to go up to 19. What's going on here? Is my ...
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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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Kia Rio squeaks like a mouse when turning left

I have a 2014 Kia Rio. When I turn left it squeaks like a mouse. A very soft high pitched smooth squeak that is cyclical. The faster I go the faster the squeak. What are some things I should consider ...
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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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Kia cee'd 2007 Aircon compressor

I've got a 2007 Kia cee'd 1.4L Petrol Hatchback and the air-con compressor seems to be busted. I am having a look online and I can see quite a variety of compressor models both new and used going ...
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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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2009 Kia Rio hatchback radio not working after battery replacement

I drive a 2009 Kia Rio Hatchback. A few days ago the car battery was replaced and I can't get the K100R radio to work. Last time my car lost power and was jump-started, I was able to input a 4-digit ...
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How can I get my 2005 kia amanti out of park and into neutral. The battery is dead

My car is in park. i want it in neutral. battery is dead. How can i force it into neutral? Car is 2005 kia amanti.
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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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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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Why is there no power going to my fuel pump?

2003 Kia Spectra, here's the backstory : I recently changed the spark plugs and soon after doing so I tried to turn the car on and it only cranked. The owner before me probably try to work on the ...
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2002 Kia Sportage leak

Anyone knows why my 200 KIA Sportage leak fluid coolant inside my car on the passenger side looks like coming through the heater on the floor. Have to put something there to keep it from soaking my ...
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Swap o replaced an Engine in Kia Sorento 2013 Can i use a 2016 Kia Sorento Engine?

Kia Sorento 2.4 L 2013 4 cyl I like to know what model and year of Engines Can I use for replaced my Engine
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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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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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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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Ignition will not turn on a 2006 Kia Rio (manual)

[Disclaimer]: I know that most cars have four wheels and you put gas in it. So, a mechanic, I am not. (still waiting for transporters to become a reality) I have a 2006 Kia Rio with a manual ...
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2019 Kia Sorento annoying and now dangerous electrical issues

I had a 2013 and a 2016 Sorento and they always worked perfectly. Now I have a 2019 and have had annoying electrical issues from nearly the start, and today something very dangerous happened. The ...
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2012 kia soul need stereo wiring diagram

I have a 2012 Kia Soul with the premium UVO sound system (factory sub,etc). I just got this car and i want to replace the deck with an Android Auto deck i already own and sub box, but keep the ...
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P0501 code… please help!

I bought a 2006 Kia Rio about a month ago. It's a 5 speed manual. Prior owner replaced the front right wheel bearing and in the process damaged/removed the ABS wheel speed sensor which turned on the ...
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RPMs too high on freeway?

I just bought a 2006 kia rio sedan with a manual 5 speed transmission. During the test drive I couldn't go over 55mph (wasn't near any freeways) My first time on the freeway the rpms were around ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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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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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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How do I connect an Antenna Cable to a Sat Nav's Power Cable?

I have just purchased a new Sat Nav Unit and would like to connect my original Radio Antenna to the Sat Nav Unit, so that I am able to pick up Radio Stations and control their output via the Sat Nav ...
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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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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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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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Crackling/popping when wheels move at slow speed (e.g., rolling forward in drive)

My suspicion is that there is something loose (pebble, rock, or some other small, foreign object) behind the hub cap, but I hear a crackling or popping sound (almost like Pop Rocks or Rice Krispies) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KIA Sedona 2003 Diesel Intercooler Turbo Low Fuel Mileage

I have a 2003 a Kia Sedona turbo diesel 2.9L, with intercooler. I am getting 5 km per liter of diesel consumed. I also have to do oil change and ATF replacement. I got the car 3 weeks ago. What are ...
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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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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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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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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 ...