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  • M. B. Smith
    M. B. Smith - 2011 Kia Optima - Steering & Suspension - 1/19/2015
    What causes excessive play & a clunking sound in my steering wheel before it engages & turns the wheels?
    For 4 months I've had increasingly excessive play (now up to 2+" either direction) followed by a clunking sound before the wheel actually turns the tires. In last month steering column shutters & vibrates every time I hit a bump. No warning light. No problem with ...
     
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  • Lori
    Lori - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 1/15/2015
    I loose all power steering when I brake and get it back when I accelerate.
    Started yesterday. When I slowed down to make a turn, I lost power steering. After I accelerated the power steering came back.
     
    • jdl
      1/15/2015 jdl
      If your power steering is hydraulic, take a look at the power steering pump. Also check the pump drive belt. Check that your idle rpms are proper. It stands to reason, if hydraulic, the higher rpms the faster the pump turns. Slower rpms, the slower it turns.
  • M. B. Smith
    M. B. Smith - 2011 Kia Optima - Steering & Suspension - 1/15/2015
    What is causing increasing play & a clunking sound in my 2011 Optima steering column?
    For the past four months I've noticed increasing play along with a distinct clunking sound between tuning my steering wheel and it actually engaging & turning the tires left or right. Car has 85,000 mi. As problem has worsened, the steering column now vibrates & ...
     
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  • alleyal
    alleyal - 2004 Kia Sorento - Steering & Suspension - 12/9/2014
    Power steering fluid keeps running low already replaced replace the power steering pump
    a mechanic told me it was the power steering switch is that true
     
    • Nancy Long
      11/23/2014 Nancy Long
      Powe steering leakage could be of several causes and one major cause is old hoses or loose clamps.
    • Teddy B
      12/9/2014 Teddy B
      If you were told it was the power steering switch then I would think you
      would either have the shop replace it or you get under there & confirm the leak
      Your asking for a guess from the internet without seeing the problem
      I think it could be a cracked & leaking Steering Rack Switch --yes (on a guess)
      Who replaced the pump & why. Kept running it low & ruined it?
      I realize this question is 2 weeks old but folks you have to either have these shops
      do what they recommend or get involved yourself
      Makes no sense to ask at a shop & expect a professional opinion for free & then leave
      & ask on a web site for a guess, That makes no sense
  • alleyal
    alleyal - 2004 Kia Sorento - Steering & Suspension - 11/23/2014
    Power steering fluid keeps running low i replaced the power steering pump
    a mechanic told me it was the power steering switch is this true
     
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  • ronda333
    ronda333 - 2003 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 11/20/2014
    When making a right turn a dinging sound starts
    when making a right turn a dinging sound starts sounds like when the drivers door is open with key in ignition and it goes on and on, now it happens if driving over a speed bump, also the emergency brake light, lights up in the dash the whole time the dinging is ...
     
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  • songbirdrose1
    songbirdrose1 - 2010 Kia Rio5 - Steering & Suspension - 10/14/2014
    When I try to start my kia the key gets stuck in accessories and won't go to start
    My key is old and looks like it is messed up. This started happening after the key got stuck after going toward the accessory point. It wouldn't move back or forth at all. I couldn't get the key out. I moved the steering back and forth and finally got the key out. A ...
     
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  • Emily S.
    Emily S. - 2003 Kia Rio - Steering & Suspension - 10/7/2014
    What could feel like a flat tire, but isn't?
    My problem happens when the engine is cold. I've just started moving, and it's happened once in reverse, once in forward. Twice now I have been driving and my car will stop on it's own and tilt to one side. From the back end I'll hear a noise that sounds like I've ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 Kia Optima - Steering & Suspension - 7/6/2014
    Electric steering ok at slow speeds but becomes tighter and difficult to control at 70+
    KIA says thats the way they were designed. Phooey
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Sportage - Steering & Suspension - 6/21/2014
    How many arm bushings does the car have and is it costly to replace ?
    ?must i replace with kia parts only ? and if so is this a safety issue that requires immediate attention ?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Kia Spectra5 - Steering & Suspension - 6/19/2014
    Is it the clutch or some other problem?
    when pushing down the clutch, it doesn't work
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 6/17/2014
    Front end suppression
    Hard impact to bottom of vehicle. Bent bravket holding suspension arm. What is prooer angle of arm.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 6/17/2014
    How to replace Front suspension rods & bushings
    Hard impact on front bracket for suspension rod. Bent bracket, possible bent arm. What is correct placement/angle?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Rio - Steering & Suspension - 6/9/2014
    Whats wrong with my car, steering wheel viabrating and knocking
    i spun my car out at 80mph and i went sideways on a grass verge, there was a piece of metal on the floor that hit the side of my car and dented it and pushed the side up so my rear door doesnt close properly butwhat problems could arise from doing this sideways on ...
     
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  • Dakup
    Dakup - 2007 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 5/27/2014
    Steering making sound when turn right
    "why is my car making sound when the steering is turned ti the right even when the oil is normal"
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/27/2014 GT500Knights
      You need to include more information as to what kind of problem you're having. Is the problem a clicking noise when steering? If so then your cv joint/axle is shot. Is it a pop sound? Check your control arm bushings. Does this happen when going over speed bumps? Check your tie rod ends and ball joints.
      GT500Knights
      11/20/2014 ronda333
      when making a right turn a dinging sound starts sounds like when the drivers door is open with key in ignition and it goes on and on, now it happens if driving over a speed bump, also the emergency brake light, lights up in the dash the whole time the dinging is going on. If anyone knows what and/or why it's happening.... PLEASE... HELP....
    • Dakup
      5/27/2014 Dakup
      Thanks, it happens when the vehicle is stationary or at a very slow speed. The legs have been checked and all the joints are intact. The sound looks like a lubrication problem