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  • beth
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/5/2010 HouseCallAuto
      It seems that you are describing a possible starter motor problem. Did you replace the alternator to try to solve this problem?
      12/5/2010 beth
      yes. i had the alternator tested and it failed.
    • Great Lakes Auto Works
      Sounds like the alternator may have not been the problem. If you hear a click and then a whining noise, your starter seems to be spinning but not engauging the ring gear to turn the engine over. Assuming your starter is spinning but not engauging, the electrical circuit for the starting system should be ok and the fault would be in the starter motor assembly itself. The starter would need to be replaced.
      Great Lakes Auto Works
      12/5/2010 beth
      ok ty for the advise.
  • Hatim
    Hatim - 2005 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/2/2010
    I need Manual Service 2005 Kia Sportage Engine
  • dacecarroll
    dacecarroll - 2001 Kia Rio - Engine - 12/2/2010
    How do I remove and install starter
    • yboy82
      12/2/2010 yboy82

      The battery negative cable should be disconnected. And then remove 4 bolts and upper intake manifold support bracket. Disconnect the wiring from your starter (remember where the wires are installed so that you won’t have a problem during installation). Remove bolts and starter.
    • yboy82
      12/2/2010 yboy82

      Install your starter and its bolts. Reconnect your starter wiring. Install your upper intake manifold support bracket and 4 bolts. Reconnect battery negative cable.
  • jsa1964
    jsa1964 - 2004 Kia Sedona - Engine - 12/2/2010
    What causes it to run poorly after damp and cold weather
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      There are various reasons and these are related to the following; condition of engine oil, clogged fuel system, spark distribution (misfiring), failing sensors, plugged exhaust system and incorrect timing. Have it check with a scan tool to determine what the causes of this are.
  • hamza
    hamza - 2007 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/1/2010
    I need full complete engine for kia sportage 2007 EX How much?
  • Hatim
    Hatim - 2005 Kia Sportage - Engine - 12/1/2010
    I need full complete engine for kia sportage 2005 LX dezil How much?and wher?
    Am I asking for a book of Esperat for Kia Asportaje diesel 2005 model So as to be gauged figures Alesperat And the possibility of the existence of a complete machine and the nearest plac
  • Johnny Kia
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/30/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Check the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Intake Air Duct for being loose or any air leak. Look it over real close, even on the bottom where you cannot see. remove it to look at it if you have to. This is a common failure place on this vehicle.
      11/30/2010 HouseCallAuto
      I have jumped ahead and assumed that the codes that were present were a P0171 and a P0174, is that correct?
      johnny you need to post the codes on here so we can better help you
  • BruceChoi
    BruceChoi - 2006 Kia Sedona - Engine - 11/30/2010
    Where does the other valve cover gasket go?
    When I looked for valve cover gaskets for a 2006 Kia Sedona, JCWhitney and a few other stores offered two: a left valve cover gasket and a right one. I bought both. While doing the work I found where the one in the front of the minivan goes, but where does the ...
    • Solid Snake
      11/21/2010 Solid Snake
      What do you mean? It just goes to the other side of the engine, yours is a lot easier because you have the left and the right, for v6 front wheel drives, usually you have to remove the intake manifold since it is covering the one near the fire wall

      Check out this pic, dont mind the engine size, its for a 6cyl engine as well.
      11/21/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      Even us do not know the reason of that mystery. Possibilities are; factory installation fault or the gasket became worn due to time and excessive engine heat and eventually fell off.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/21/2010 HouseCallAuto
    • BruceChoi
      11/30/2010 BruceChoi
      Sorry guys, I misread the part description on the JCWhitney site. The left and right side was actually in reference to the aspiration type. I installed the valve gasket cover with aspiration type: Natural Left and returned the other valve gasket cover (with aspiration type: Natural Right). I cleaned up the residue with brake cleaner. The work took about 2 hours. Thanks!
  • martin padgett
    martin padgett - 2005 Kia Sorento - Engine - 11/29/2010
    What is the best way to remove the 2 front oxygen sensors?
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      There's is no best way in removing the sensors, but only doing the right procedure like everybody does. Check the link below for the sample procedure of this task. It will guide you in conducting this task.
  • Lola
    Lola - 2005 Kia Optima - Engine - 11/29/2010
    Can you fix the a/c compressor pump as to not having to replace it?
    Driving belt fell off and I am trying to by pass it so I do not have to mess with the aircompressor pump as it is too expensive to fix?
    • Bobby
      11/29/2010 Bobby
      the a/c compressor or the air pump, there is a part called an air pump on some vehicles also but i think you are just talking about the a/c. what you have to do is check if the vehicle came equiped with no a/c and if it did to check that belt routing seaquence, sometimes the manufacturers make them the same way so it might be as simple as removing the a/c compressor and getting the belt for the no a/c application. however sometimes its not that simple and they manufacturer might have had to add a braket or an idler pulley to compensate for having no a/c on the pulley system.
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/29/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Cheapest way out of this is to install a used compressor from a junkyard but I don't recc it cause you might never be able to have AC again. Install a remanufactured unit unless you really are OK with the possibility of not having reliable AC again.
  • martin padgett
    martin padgett - 2005 Kia Sorento - Engine - 11/29/2010
    How many oxygen senors on this model
  • bonto77
    bonto77 - 2003 Kia Spectra - Engine - 11/27/2010
    What is the orvr valve
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/27/2010 HouseCallAuto
      ON-BOARD REFUELING VAPOR RECOVERY (ORVR) SYSTEM. This is a valve mounted to the top of the fuel tank (tank must be removed from vehicle for access)

      The on-board refueling vapor recovery system allows the fuel vapors in the fuel tank to be introduced
      directly into the canister through the vent valve when the fuel tank inside pressure increases as a result of refueling.
      11/27/2010 HouseCallAuto
      If it fails you will have an impossible time trying to fill your fuel tank.
  • p&jbrown
    • Autobahn
      11/24/2010 Autobahn
      Cold Air, like AC cold air? I believe this is a blend door problem, its stuck. The blend door is in between located in between the heater core and the A/C evaporator the acutator is outside of it. You won't see or get to it without removing the entire plenum (Which means you have to go under your dashboard). Then have the car running and switch it from heat to cold to see of it opens,if not that could be the problem, usually its the inside control unit that goes bad,that's the whole control unit where you switch from hot to cold or change it from lower to higher vents Look for a cable or vacuum hose attached to the system. If broken or disconnected, this could be your problem. Some HVAC (heating ventilation air condition) systems have an electric motor that adjusts the blend door. This is harder to diagnose as the pivots could have broken stopping it from moving.
  • Sandra
    • Autobahn
      11/23/2010 Autobahn
      Im curious as to why you would do that? Why dont you just buy remanufactured alternators or even brand new ones, they start at around $140.

      Now, if you insist on getting an alternator from another car, there are lots of alternators from different cars that will fit your spectra, just make sure that they have the same power rating. (60 amps, 80 amps or whatever your car originally has) Now with the fitting, its a trial and error thing, i cant (nobody) can give you all the possible combinations. I mean i won't be surprised if an alternator from Honda will fit your vehicle.

      Checkout this link for a list of alternators for your car
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/23/2010 HouseCallAuto
      The alternators from only these will fit >> SEPHIA 1.8L 1999-2001
      SPECTRA 1.8L 2000-2004
  • Joe DeScala
    • david
      11/23/2010 david
      bend valve probley
    • geoprge
      11/23/2010 geoprge
      timing is off or wrong sprocket could be a number of things