Auto Answers » Transmissions & Drivetrains » Kia » Page 3

Kia transmissions & drivetrains repair questions and answers

Post your Kia transmissions & drivetrains question or share what you know by answering questions

Browse Kia Categories

256 Questions
Sort by:
  • 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 ...
     
    0 answer
  • 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?
     
    0 answer
  • 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.
     
    0 answer
  • 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.
  • highlandfinancialllc
    highlandfinancialllc - 2001 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/5/2013
    4 Wheel Drive Not Engaging Front Tires
    I jacked the whole car of the ground and had an assistant start the vehicle and engage the 4 wheel drive. The indicator light comes on in the dash to indicate 4 wheel drive engaged, the front driveline is turning, the axles out to each front tire are turning ...
     
    • Joe Boulay
      4/5/2013 Joe Boulay
      Hello
      I know with some of those models vacuum locking hubs were used. Make sure that any vacuum lines are not leaking. The hubs could also have an issue with vacuum loss.Hope this helps you.
      Joe Boulay
      Automotive Technician & Author of the book “If That Car Could Talk”
      [email protected]
      http://joeboulay.com/
  • sonyman7
    sonyman7 - 2003 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/2/2013
    My car suddenly slowed down as if I hit the brakes, What is that?
    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) 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 was towing a small ...
     
    0 answer
  • Rrayner
    Rrayner - 2009 Kia Rondo - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/29/2013
    Shifter will not go into park or reverse . It stays in Neutral or Drive
    96000 mi, I cannot Remove keys from Ignition After I shut Off engine I have to disconnect ground from battery , Then turn keys off and pull them out of Ignition , But the Shifter stays in either Neutral or Drive. I can start the car in Neutral and put it in ...
     
    0 answer
  • scottmiller319
    scottmiller319 - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/24/2013
    Is my clutch going out.
    When I excelerate after shifting my rpms go up like clutch is still pushed in.
     
    • Jimm
      3/24/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn clutch, worn / faulty clutch master cylinder, worn / faulty clutch slave cylinder.


      Here are several possible on-line auto parts sources; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.1aauto.com, www.rockauto.com. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch kit from around $129.00, and the clutch master cylinder from around $45.00 for your vehicle.
  • scottmiller319
    scottmiller319 - 2006 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/24/2013
    Is my clutch going out.
    When I excelerate after shifting my rpms go up like clutch is still pushed in.
     
    • Jimm
      3/24/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn clutch, worn / faulty clutch master cylinder, worn / faulty clutch slave cylinder.


      Here are several possible on-line auto parts sources; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.1aauto.com, www.rockauto.com. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch kit from around $129.00, and the clutch master cylinder from around $45.00 for your vehicle.
  • dizzie383
    dizzie383 - 2001 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/18/2013
    What is manufactures recommended oil for transmission
     
    • j_lanes44
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/18/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Do not put in 90W oil or your AUTOMATIC transmission will need replacement within two minutes of starting it up. The correct weight oil is ATF SP-III. This is not sold everywhere. It has to say SP-III, not Mercon or Dexron. Of course if the transmission is a manual transmission (you did not say but assume that it is an automatic) then it would take 80W90 gear oil
  • DOMI TENTOEA
    DOMI TENTOEA - 1999 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/18/2013
    My clutch padel doesnt work
     
    • Bobby
      3/16/2010 Bobby
      Check your clutch master cylinder for fluid, have you noticed any leaks? Could be a leak in the hydraulics for the clutch. A bad clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder could also be the problem. Last it could be the clutch itself.
    • racel4750
      3/18/2013 racel4750
      Could be a lot of things ie..broken clucth fork,spring diaphram, thruout bearing, clutch disc and leak-by of fluid in the salve cylinder.
    • j_lanes44
      3/18/2013 j_lanes44
      It could be the both clutch master and slave also the line you may need to be checked. Worst would be the fork.

      http://www.4wheelonline.com/atv/
  • jakeb
    jakeb - 2005 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/5/2013
    Is it normal for the Kia sorento to have a high pitch sound while in 5th gear.
    When I shift into 5th the engine makes a high pitch sound. The rpm stay around 3x.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/5/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If the noise was not there all the time you owned it and then it showed up then it is not normal. So maybe now you will say you just purchased it, right?
      HouseCallAuto
      3/6/2013 jakeb
      Yeah I purchased it about 4 days ago.
  • j.delong21
    j.delong21 - 2008 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/9/2013
    Standard 2008 Kia Spectra LX revs
    When i try to shift gears the RPM gauge increases, making the reving sound without my foot on clutch. The rpm goes up but the speed stay the same. 5th gear will not allow the car to reach over 70mph. when in 4th gear the rpm reaches 4000+. What is wrong?
     
    • Jimm
      3/9/2013 Jimm
      Not enough information given. Have a few questions to enable a better answer; how many miles are on the vehicle and / or on the clutch? Next question - does the transmission shift OK? Does the transmission engage properly in each gear; forward and reverse? How does the clutch and clutch action / engagement feel? Can you notice any noise, slipping, or chatter when engaging or disengaging the clutch?
      Your reply and answer to these questions with further details will help resolve the problems you are noticing.
  • j.delong21
    j.delong21 - 2008 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/9/2013
    Standard 2008 Kia Spectra LX revs
    When i try to shift gears the RPM gauge increases, making the reving sound without my foot on clutch. The rpm goes up but the speed stay the same. 5th gear will not allow the car to reach over 70mph. when in 4th gear the rpm reaches 4000+. What is wrong?
     
    • Jimm
      3/9/2013 Jimm
      Not much information given. Have a few questions to enable a better answer; how many miles are on the vehicle and / or on the clutch? Next question - does the transmission shift OK? Does the transmission engage properly in each gear; forward and reverse? How does the clutch and clutch action / engagement feel? Can you notice any noise, slipping, or chatter when engaging or disengaging the clutch?
      Your reply and answer to these questions with further details will help resolve the problems you are noticing.
  • y.muathen1
    y.muathen1 - 2012 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/6/2013
    Suspension or something is wrong
    i have a 2012 kia optima 2.4l, ive driven it for 25,000 km only and the suspension is wearing out cause the bumpy roads
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/6/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I do not agree. This car is under warranty through your dealer. Bring it to them and tell them your concern.