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  • PawBear
    PawBear - 2011 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/27/2011
    Annoying front end chatter while turning from a stop - the cause? 2011 Kia Sedona
    My 2011 Kia Sedona chatters lightly cold or warm as I turn left and right. I'm curious to the cause. Does it need attention? The car only has 23,000 miles. It is noticeable up front when turning 90 degrees from a stop and accelerating. There appears to be no loss of ...
     
    • Camarozen
      10/27/2011 Camarozen
      I would reccommend taking it in to the dealer - it should still be under warranty. yMost likely, you have an issue in the power steering system.
  • dawn
    dawn - 1999 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/17/2011
    Why does my car hesitate when i step on the gas
    my kia has @ 84,000 miles revs up when you step on the gas but does not move made worse when on an incline.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/17/2011 Spoon Sports
      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)


      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires


    • yboy82
      10/17/2011 yboy82
      You should check/clean the MAF sensor (and its hose) in your vehicle and if possible diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to verify if there is a stored troublecode.
  • tracy
    tracy - 2004 Kia Amanti - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/6/2011
    Replace drive belts
    How to do the job
     
  • Charles
    Charles - 2006 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/1/2011
    Why is my vehicle in 4wd low on startup?
    several times per week when i start the engine the vehicle is in 4wd low. Some time I can go to reverse and then forward and it will disengage. some of the time i have to accelararte in forward for a short distance to disengage the 4wd low.
     
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  • george price
    george price - 2001 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/23/2011
    Why is shifter so hard to move
     
    • yboy82
      9/23/2011 yboy82
      Try to check the transmission fluid level and its condition. And if possible diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine if there is a stored troublecode and to check if all the electrical controls and sensors are still functioning well.
  • george price
    george price - 2001 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/21/2011
    Shiter hard to shift
    hard to shift from park when it is cold but its fine when hot
     
    • Spoon Sports
      9/21/2011 Spoon Sports
      Shifter cable is probably binding up or pinching. It will be a pain to do, but you can try to sray some WD40 down the cable and see if that helps. If that doesn't help, look over the cable really good to see if you can find where it might be kinking up, if that doesn't work, look into replacing the cable.
  • mike
    mike - 1997 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/21/2011
    The shifter will not move at all
    it will not go into rev or drive and the breack is push down
     
    • Bruce
      3/15/2011 Bruce
      Not much info here. My first question is if the car is parked on a hill without the emergency brake on? This will put alot of strain on the shifter. All I've done myself to get out of this situation is to pull down on the shifter REALLY HARD! It feels like you're going to break something but it comes loose. Of course, this would only work if the problem is being parked on a hill. Otherwise, need more info! If that is the problem, the solution is to pull into the parking space, set the parking brake and THEN put the shifter in park. That will prevent the weight of the car from putting strain on the shifter.
    • yboy82
      3/15/2011 yboy82
      Try to check the condition of your brake light switch. If it is faulty it can't send a signal to disable the park lock mechanism.
    • Niki
      3/19/2011 Niki
      Sounds like a problem I had with my 96 Sephia & it was the shifter bypass. To the right of the shifter is a small round slot where the shifter lock bypass is located. Pop / Pry the cover off the slot & insert a long handled small flat head screw driver until you connect with the bypass. This is where I'm having trouble..I don't remember if you turn it clockwise or counter clockwise.. however you'll feel it turn, it's a real gentle click (not audible) This will release the shifter. The info was in my owners manual, maybe check yours. ?
    • george price
      9/21/2011 george price
      shift lock, should be a hole by shifter has a cover take cover off and put screwdriver in ther to disengage shift lock
  • becky
    becky - 2006 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/15/2011
    Why would my transmission fluid mix with the coolant?
    We have purchased a new radiator and replaced it, however when we filled the radiator with coolant it mixed with transmission fluid. If this a leak in the transmission line could you help me with where it might be?
     
    • CVO
      9/15/2011 CVO
      The transmission cooler inside the radiator ( dead on arrival ) could been damaged and its causing the transmission fluid to leak.Repair it immediately or $$$$ will spent for a new transmission.
      Note: replace the transmission fluid, it could been contaminated with the coolant.
    • jlofwash
      9/15/2011 jlofwash
      i agree with cvo.....test the radiator////with tranny lines off, plug lower radiator hose, fill radiator with water, and pressure test radiator (15-18 lbs)...while keeping an eye on the tranny line connections. if water comes out of the tranny connectors, the radiator is shot and must be replaced.. you can do this with the radiator in or out of the car.... besure to replace the transmissin fluid.........jl
  • AJ
    AJ - 2007 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/11/2011
    Why does my car dont move forword when I turn the head lights on ?
    when I turn on the head lights and put the gear on Drive the car wont move forward. If I turn the lights off car will move forward ! If I turn the head lights off with gear on D car will move forward and if I turn the lights back on while car is moving, car will ...
     
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  • byron marin
    byron marin - 1997 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/31/2011
    Why my car won't let go the ignition key after driving it?i have to disconect the battery to let go the ignition key.
    the ignition key.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/31/2011 HouseCallAuto

      1. At the park position switch on the shifter in the center console, check the condition of the ground on the Green/White wire (Red/Yellow on the harness side of the connector) with the connector plugged in. Backprobe the terminal with the shifter in the Park position.

      2. If there is no ground on the Green/White wire, ground it to determine if this action causes the key to release.

      3. Check for ground on the Black wire in the same connector.

      4. Check the shifter adjustment and verify that it is returning all the way to the Park position.
      HouseCallAuto
      8/31/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Probable bad park switch
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  • Josh
    Josh - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/10/2011
    Clutch and transmission
     
    • Spoon Sports
      8/10/2011 Spoon Sports
      And?

      Please do not reply by clicking "Reply". reply by clicking "Answer Question" so it will reflect in my INBOX so i can get back to you if something comes up
  • Josh
    Josh - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/8/2011
    When I start the car it will accelerate, but when i start to let go of the clutch to move forward it will not move go
    transmissions , clutch
     
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  • brady
    brady - 2001 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/30/2011
    How to change right rear hub?
     
    • csd
      7/30/2011 csd
      remove wheel,remove rotor,hub should have 4 bolts
      csd
      7/31/2011 brady
      Drum brakes
  • Jesse
     
    • Jimm
      7/17/2011 Jimm
      This code gets set if there's a problem in the hardwire for the "Check Engine" request between the transmission and engine controllers. Probably just a loose or corroded terminal.
      The battery has a 4 amp draw on it also when you pull the ECU and BTN fuse the draw goes away and resets the code above.

      Jimm
      11/25/2011 dphin
      Jimm, are you talking battery terminal? when you say-
      [ Probably just a loose or corroded terminal. ]
      Thanks, Dennis