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  • Tyrrell hardy
     
    • yboy82
      12/16/2010 yboy82
      Is your check engine light on? If possible diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what if there is a stored trouble code in your vehicle. Also check the condition of your fuel pump relay and your fuel pump.
      yboy82
      12/17/2010 Tyrrell hardy
      I will check the code, the relay and have the PSI checked on the fuel pump. Somewhere I heard it could even be the cam sensor not sure if you would know that might be a possibility.
  • Ann
    Ann - 2001 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/16/2010
    I was driving and my car cut off, checked by mechanic, said I can drive it but need engine. Is this possible?
    It starts up but has a very bad miss. I drove it a few blocks and it did not cut off.
     
  • janice
    janice - 2004 Kia Spectra - Engine - 12/16/2010
    Is it just my battery or something else?
    i open the door the horn beeps then it starts makinging a ticking sound i put in the key and nothing happens it just makes the ticking sound for a while then stops the battery is old and leaking
     
  • tanya
    tanya - 2003 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/16/2010
    Why does my car hesitate when i step on the gas and turn off by itself while driving
    170 miles it happens when it is warm and while driving. all the time for about a month no check engine light on fixed fuel pump and filter and sensor ignition modual and tune up
     
    • yboy82
      12/15/2010 yboy82
      Try to check the condition of your air filter, fresh air intake hose, fuel filter, fuel injector and MAF sensor electrical connector (clean if needed).
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Possible fuel pump relay is loose or defective that causing the engine to recieve intermittent fuel delivery. Perform fuel pump pressure test. Replace relay as required.
  • dee
    dee - 2000 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/15/2010
    Car died while driving,tried a jump,but didn't work, engine turns, but just gets slower and slower, never starts
    lights,horn works. 200,000 miles
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Diagnose the engine with a scan tool to determine the fault. I suspect a failing CPS or crank position sensor. Check also if you have fuel in the tank.
  • luis
    luis - 1997 Kia Sephia - Engine - 12/14/2010
    My car wont turn over it been part for 8 months
    the car was running then it has been park for over 8 month but now it wont start i had to change the batties and the the inside dash lights turn on but you only hear the relay switch clicking , i have check all the fuse but nothing can you help
     
  • Harry Feltman
    Harry Feltman - 2005 Kia Sedona - Engine - 12/11/2010
    Where is the evaporation system vent solenoid valve. How do I get It unstuck.
    Just changed the Vapor Vent Valve (System Purge Flow Valve). Had the diag. restet and drove about 3 mi. and trouble light came on.
     
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  • Hillbilly
    Hillbilly - 2004 Kia Sorento - Engine - 12/9/2010
    Hot air when driving cool when stopped
    2004 sorento 75000 miles. this happens when the suv is warm. it happens when im driving and stopped. it happens all the time except in the summer when i dont need the heater. it started this year. when im driving and turn on the heat it blows just fine but when i ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/9/2010 HouseCallAuto
      try flushing out the heater core. I would use some low air pressure to blow it through. if that does not solve it then I would suspect maybe a problem with a bad water pump / impeller.
  • moe
    moe - 2001 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/8/2010
    Replace an Alternator Belt
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
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      Disconnect the battery's positive terminal bolt by turning it counterclockwise. Set it away from the terminal.
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      Jack up the Optima and remove the front passenger side wheel by turning the lug nuts counterclockwise using the lug wrench. Set the wheel and tire aside.
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      Remove or fold aside the wheel well cover by turning the small screws counterclockwise and gently pulling it from the retainer clips. This will give access to the engine.
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      4

      Push on the belt tension pulley until the belt loosens, then pull the belt off of the alternator's pulley wheel. The belt can be left hanging in place.
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      Turn the alternator's bolts in a counterclockwise direction using the socket wrench. A smaller wrench head may be required for the tight space.
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      6

      Pull the alternator free by wiggling it out of the mount.
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      7

      Position the new alternator into the mount and secure the bolts that hold it in place.
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      8

      Push on the belt tension pulley to give enough slack to wrap the belt around the alternator's pulley wheel.
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      9

      Restore the wheel well cover by pushing it onto the clips and securing the screws.
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      10

      Replace the wheel by tightening the lug nuts in a clockwise direction, alternating the pressure of opposing bolts. This sets the wheel better than tightening all of the nuts in a circle.
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      11

      Lower the Optima onto the ground, and reconnect the battery.


    • Autobahn
      12/8/2010 Autobahn
      Drain engine coolant
      Disconnect radiator outlet hose and by pass hose from pump
      Remove the drive belt
      Remove engine coolant pump pulley
      Remove timing belt covers
      Remove timing belt tensioner

      Note: Engine coolant pump bolts varies in length, take note of each bolt you remove

      Remove the bolts of the coolant pump
      Remove engine coolant pump

      Install:

      Clean engine coolant pump to engine mating surfaces
      Install new o-ring on front end of engine coolant pipe
      Instaoll new gasket and engine coolant pump
      Install mounting bolts and torque to 14-20 ft lbs
      Install timing belt tensioner and timing belt
      Install timing covers, pump pulley, drive belt and refill coolant
  • Rick Sorrells
    Rick Sorrells - 2002 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/8/2010
    What is cost for an 02 senor?
     
  • moe
    moe - 2001 Kia Optima - Engine - 12/8/2010
    How do you replace a 2001 kia optima alternator belt?
    the belt that controles the water pump broke and now the car over heates.
     
    • Autobahn
      12/8/2010 Autobahn
      Drain engine coolant
      Disconnect radiator outlet hose and by pass hose from pump
      Remove the drive belt
      Remove engine coolant pump pulley
      Remove timing belt covers
      Remove timing belt tensioner

      Note: Engine coolant pump bolts varies in length, take note of each bolt you remove

      Remove the bolts of the coolant pump
      Remove engine coolant pump

      Install:

      Clean engine coolant pump to engine mating surfaces
      Install new o-ring on front end of engine coolant pipe
      Instaoll new gasket and engine coolant pump
      Install mounting bolts and torque to 14-20 ft lbs
      Install timing belt tensioner and timing belt
      Install timing covers, pump pulley, drive belt and refill coolant
  • ryiat28
    ryiat28 - 2003 Kia Spectra - Engine - 12/8/2010
    Need to find the spark plugs on a 2003 kia spectra
  • Hubert Koeyers
     
    • TechSam
      12/7/2010 TechSam
      Please make sure if the engine or tranny mountings are not broken, as for the hesitation maybe a good tune up might help. Is there any codes?
  • daniel h
    daniel h - 2003 Kia Sorento - Engine - 12/5/2010
    Why do my car cut-off when accelarating in traffic and wouldn't turn on for a while?
    The mileage is 131xxx. No work have been performed. The symtom happen at any time...but at most time, when the car is in motion. Most time it happen when I am driving. It happen once in a while but now starting to become more frequent. Just noticed, that went I ...
     
    • Autobahn
      12/5/2010 Autobahn
      Please get it scanned and post the code here.
    • yboy82
      12/5/2010 yboy82
      It is possible that your fresh air intake hose is clogged/damaged. The other possible causes of it are clogged/dirty/worn fuel filter/fuel injectors and faulty electronic control or sensor. If possible diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what the stored trouble code you check engine light indicates and to verify if all your electrical controls and sensors are still working great.
  • Hatim
    Hatim - 2005 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/5/2010
    انا اسال عن اسبيرات لسيارة ديزل
     
    • Autobahn
      12/1/2010 Autobahn
      In english please
      Autobahn
      12/4/2010 Hatim
      What is the Internet address of Kia Motors Asportaj Section Alasperbert bought a car model 2005 Fuel Type Diesel Chassis No: KNAJE55125K052820
      Ask some esperat partes and note that it does not exist in Sudan spare parts diesel cars
      I have no book so that the names of the pieces required Aitakrj
    • CVO
      12/5/2010 CVO
      Mr Autobahn, you have a question in English now.