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  • angelicav299
    angelicav299 - 2007 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/22/2013
    Why does it sound as if I'm still trying to start the car when I press down on the clutch to shift into first.
    Mileage-130,000/ After I have started the car I press down on the clutch to shift into first or reverse and it sounds as if I am trying to turn the car on again after it's already on. This happens whether it's cold or warm, and only when I first start it. It is ...
     
    • jdl
      6/22/2013 jdl
      Are you saying the starter is hung-up on the flywheel? Check the starter and flywheel. Check starter wiring circuit. I haven't looked at your wiring, yet. There could be safety issues testing at the starter, safety is your responsibility. With the vehicle running, shouldn't be any issues. Tranny in neutral and functional parking brake set.
    • John's Auto Repair
      6/22/2013 John's Auto Repair
      Does it sound similar to the starter cranking? One noise that sounds similar would be a sincronizer
      in the transmission
  • hazelsmomma73
    hazelsmomma73 - 2004 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/20/2013
    When you push the accelerator it doesnt do much except sound like it really wants gas but then it will sputter and die
    I was driving down a hill and when i started to level out i tapped the accelerator and nothing happened was able to get it home by flooring the gas all the way home approx. 5 miles but never got over 45 and it was constantly shutting off no previous problems in this ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/20/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and see what fault codes are stored. Update the post with the code numbers. This is the first step and cannot be skipped. A code reader can be purchased at amazon for under $20 and reading the codes takes just minutes.
  • gracey02my
    gracey02my - 2009 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/19/2013
    As I slow down the car jerks forward almost like it's having a hard time shifting into a lower gear
     
    0 answer
  • dan55drew
    dan55drew - 2007 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/13/2013
    Why does my car, when in park, car will still roll backwards on a slope?
    79800 miles, seems to drive well, happened for the first time this morning 6/13/2013, there are no check engine lights, parking brake works fine.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/13/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The shift cable might need to be adjusted or replaced or else there is an issue with the shifter itself. Bottom line is that something mechanical is preventing the transmission from fully engaging into park.
  • dan55drew
    dan55drew - 2007 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/13/2013
    When in park, car will roll backward, why?
    Automatic Transmission, started today, 79800 miles on it, not sure what happens on a forward slope, also with engine on or off. Other wise seems to run all right. No check engine lights are on.
     
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  • ilyassherif
    ilyassherif - 2006 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/21/2013
    When driving the car I heard some mechanical noise like rattling sound on left side upon speed, may be from transmission
    vehicle reached 207000.kms. slow speed there is no noise, more then 20 kms, there is some noise, wheel bearing are ok, checked by mechanic, may be problem with transmission, recently I changed transmission fluid castrol grade 4. please, let me know exactly what is ...
     
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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer - 2004 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/16/2013
    Does anyone have a Sedona and when you are driving it sounds like a motorcyle reving past you on the pasenger side?
    Happens on and off when A/C is running when car is moving or idle. Has been in the SHop several times and noone can figure out what the noise is or where it is coming from last place said it was the torque and it is a normal sound. Check engine light comes on and ...
     
  • psalcido35
    psalcido35 - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/7/2013
    Can you put a 2006 transmission into a 2009
     
    • Jimm
      5/7/2013 Jimm
      Try these online auto parts websites to compare the transmission assemblies / parts - and applications for the different years. www.autopartswarehouse.com ,www.rockauto.com, www.partsgeek.com - to list only a few.
  • sonyman7
    sonyman7 - 2003 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/6/2013
    My car suddenly slowed down as if I hit a rock.
    As I was driving, I heard a thump come from under my car, then the car suddenly slowed down (as if I hit the brakes, but I didn't, or hit a huge rock) I stopped the car and inspected it, but there was no physical sign of anything. As I drove it home I felt as if I ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      You have to plug in a code reader and see what fault codes are stored. This may be an engine sensor failure or a timing belt that jumped or a catalytic converter but I need more info / evidence to go on. Fault codes are the evidence or even a lack of codes says something. remember, I can't test drive it so I need input data. The code reader can be bought at amazon for $21 and reading codes takes 2 minutes, or take it to a shop but you know what that will mean. If you can supply some add'l specific details that would lead me away from suspecting the power loss being an engine malfunction I will listen. maybe something in the rear broke and is rubbing on the rear tire or rotor or brakes. Just need more detail. Drive it again and listen
    • MEDINA MUFFLER TOTAL AUTO SERVICE
      probably rear brake shoe let loose
  • neld3
    neld3 - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/30/2013
    On take off loud thumping or bangings ,
    usually on take off loud banging in rear, until u let off gas, lots of viabrations first gear , till second,auto, same noise when hit bumps, but singurly, not bam, bam, bam, replaced carrier bearing, body mount bushings, rear shocks, sportage new to me, ...
     
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  • neld3
    neld3 - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/30/2013
    On take off loud thumping or bangings ,
    usually on take off loud banging in rear, until u let off gas, lots of viabrations first gear , till second,auto, same noise when hit bumps, but singurly, not bam, bam, bam, replaced carrier bearing, body mount bushings, rear shocks, sportage new to me, ...
     
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  • meagansplace
    meagansplace - 2004 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/28/2013
    Why will my van only shift if I let off of gas?
    I have a 2004 Kia Sedona with 134,000 miles, in good shape, have had no real problems until now. It will shift into drive easy and then I press on the gas and it will rev all the way up but if I let off the gas at about 3500 rpm it will shift, but only if I let off ...
     
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  • woodsball101
    woodsball101 - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/15/2013
    My car litterally changed gears and the rpm went up and down while at a stop light. what went wrong?
    Also while driving it shifted in netural and the engine light went on. So i pulled over turned the car off and back on then drove home without a single incident?
     
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  • bhansen84
    bhansen84 - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/14/2013
    Why is it difficult to shift into 2nd gear and reverse?
    Car is a manual, almost to 100,000 miles. Slight grind when shifting into 2nd gear roughly 60% of the time.
     
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  • marionmunoz
    marionmunoz - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/12/2013
    I have an 06 kia spectra the check engine light came on about 3 weeks ago. The code is p2297 left 02s out of range b1s1,
    I have an 06 kia spectra the check engine light came on about 3 weeks ago. The code is p2297 left 02s out of range b1s1, p2251 left 02s reverence circuit open b1s1. But I thought everything would be ok. Then this last week end went on a long road trip and the ...
     
    • k+dtrans+auto
      4/12/2013 k+dtrans+auto
      No the O2 sensor wont cause the other codes, they are codes that show slippage in the particular gear range indicated. Overdrive is disabled due to these p07** codes. Get ready for rebuild or swap out.