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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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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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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 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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Misfiring plugs [closed]

My Kia Sportage has been running on only two of 4 cylinders. The 2 plugs don't fire at all even when they are replaced. The coil works perfectly if they are interchanged. Wires are in perfect ...
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Vehicle Technology Controls [closed]

Could anyone tell me what "cars Petrol <1,4L Euro-1" means? I really appreciate if anyone can tell me reliable sites to get information about the all the types of vehicle technology controls i.e ...
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2011 Kia Optima Repair [closed]

While driving my 2011 Kia Optima LX with 58,000 miles, the engine shut off and I coasted to a stop. Attempting to restart resulted in one weak crank then nothing. There is fuel and electricity. The ...
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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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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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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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Air vent squeaks while car in on position

My kia rondo 07 if I have key in on position but not started I turn air on and it squeaks like old door hinge is that not normal or a problem
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What do these Diagnosis Error Codes mean?

A transmission mechanic gave me the following error codes for my Kia Sedona 2005 model. Not sure what they mean and which ones I need to have fixed. P2422 P0116 P0304 P02015 Any help or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My Kia soul won't start when rainy or very cold

The dealer can't find anything wrong. Once I clutch start it I don't have the problem anymore. Until it is really rainy or cold a again. The Kia dealer can't find anything wrong. Do you think it ...
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Sludge in the radiator

I have a 08 Kia Rio 5. A mechanic recently rebuild the engine, replaced water pump, changed timing belts etc etc, but now it's leaking oil - not just that, I also found sludge in the radiator and ...
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What would cause a 2003 Kia Sedona to have bad fuel economy?

I have 2003 Kia Sedona 2.5 liter AT in good condition. I've replaced some of the old parts with new ones. Both highway and city fuel consumption is bad compared to other cars with same engine ...
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2006 Kia sedona has a burnt electrical smell

My 2006 Kia Sedona has a burnt electrical smell but the van is running fine right now although it did seem to be acting like it was loosing power but then was fine we are at a loss any ideas
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Connector for driver's side seat belt cable in KIA Soul

Make: KIA Model: Soul+ Year: 2012 There is a cable that runs from the dash, under the seat, to the driver's side seat belt buckle. Underneath the seat, there is an obscure wire-to-wire molex ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...