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  • Rumbero1
    Rumbero1 - 2005 Kia Sorento - Preventive Maintenance - 5/19/2015
    2005 Kia Sorento suddenly died while driving on highway! Someone told me it might need a Tune Up, How much for a tune u
    1. 105,356. 2. warmed 3. while driving 4.only once in a while 5.. first happened a year ago 15 min later turned over and worked fine for next year or so
     
    • Michael Butler
      5/19/2015 Michael Butler
      A tune up at a dealer is a good 2 or 3 hundred dollars depending on the parts and the difficulty
  • Phyllis Andre
    Phyllis Andre - 2012 Kia Sorento - Preventive Maintenance - 4/6/2015
    How often should I be servicing my 2012 Kia Sorento?
    My dealer says that I should service my car every three months. I have had five other cars before this one and always service them every six months.
     
    • Jimm
      4/6/2015 Jimm
      Reference the list and schedule of maintenance items in the vehicle owners manual. Follow this schedule whether it meets or contrasts with the dealership.
      Jimm
      4/6/2015 Phyllis Andre
      Thank you very much.
  • anjames
    anjames - 2007 Kia Spectra - Preventive Maintenance - 3/9/2015
    Vehicle is making a weird sound when I brake and sometimes when I turn. Sounds similar to an airplane landing.
    No lights are on and the car is driving fine its just the sound. No screeching or grinding more like a deep almost scraping sound.
     
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  • jkend105
    jkend105 - 2011 Kia Soul - Preventive Maintenance - 2/17/2015
    Change fuel filter or just a flush?
    The fuel filter and pump is in the fuel tank, So i plan on getting a fuel flush from jiffy lube at 100k. That is supposed to clean the fuel filter, so would I really need to replace it if I just did a fuel flush? Thank you!!
     
    • Jimm
      2/16/2015 Jimm
      No - avoid the various system flushes like the plague. They do nothing to clean the fuel system filter - or any filter for that matter.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the fuel filter (in-tank) from around $18.00 for your vehicle.
    • kyle
      2/17/2015 kyle
      if you are having a fuel problem and you know its your filter change it also if it is in the tank id suggest swaping the pump while its out
  • jkend105
    jkend105 - 2011 Kia Soul - Preventive Maintenance - 2/16/2015
    Fuel Filter replacement, yay or nay with a fuel flush?
    The fuel filter and pump is in the fuel tank, So i plan on getting a fuel flush from jiffy lube at 100k. That is supposed to clean the fuel filter, so would I really need to replace it if I just did a fuel flush? Thank you!!
     
    • Jimm
      2/16/2015 Jimm
      No - avoid the various system flushes like the plague. They do nothing to clean the fuel system filter - or any filter for that matter.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the fuel filter (in-tank) from around $18.00 for your vehicle.
  • Fritson Petitfrere
    Fritson Petitfrere - 1997 Kia Sephia - Preventive Maintenance - 12/17/2014
    If my car has been sitting in the lost for a few years what should I change
    Some work has been done on it by my mom. It needs a new battery but after that what should I do and what should I look out for. Any help appreciated.
     
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  • Kitsuta
    Kitsuta - 2012 Kia Soul - Preventive Maintenance - 11/4/2014
    My car fell while I was trying to remove a tire, now I can't get the tire out. What can I do?
    Okay, I was changing my tire with a regular scissor jack, but on my tilted driveway. I forgot how important in was to have a leveled surface. So I lifted the car enough to start pulling the tire off, and the movement made the jack start tilting back. I couldn't get ...
     
    • alex
      11/4/2014 alex
      it should be fine over night just a good floor jack will get it back up in the air if you are not able to get on a pinch weld like the scissor jack is ment to do try for bottom shock mount or lower controll arm mount they will be strong enough to push on find some blocks of wood so if it falls on the way up you and your car dont get hurt.
  • mp
    mp - 2007 Kia Rondo - Preventive Maintenance - 10/27/2014
    Typical cost to replace timing belt?
    Vehicle has over 60,000 miles. Last service recommended timing belt changed. How much does this typically cost? Is there any other work that should be done while timing belt is being replaced?
     
    • Jimm
      10/27/2014 Jimm
      The timing kit itself is inexpensive; check the various on-line parts vendors; www.partsgeek.com, www.RockAuto.com,etc. They (RockAuto) list the timing kit - with water pump from around $174.00 for your vehicle.

      You can figure at least $200-$300.00 for the labor cost.

      Always replace the water pump at the same time as these other timing kit components: Water Pump, Timing Belt ,TB Tensioner, TB Idler Pulley, TB Adjuster, Timing Cam Gear.
  • mp
    mp - 2007 Kia Rondo - Preventive Maintenance - 10/27/2014
    How much does it typically cost to replace timing belt? is there other work that should be done while in there?
    vehicle has over 60.000 miles. last service recommended to change timing belt. I was wondering also if there was other work that should be done to my vehicle while they are in doing the timing belt?
     
    • Jimm
      10/27/2014 Jimm
      The timing kit itself is inexpensive; check the various on-line parts vendors; www.partsgeek.com, www.RockAuto.com,etc. They (RockAuto) list the timing kit - with water pump from around $174.00 for your vehicle.

      You can figure at least $200-$300.00 for the labor cost.

      Always replace the water pump at the same time as these other timing kit components: Water Pump, Timing Belt ,TB Tensioner, TB Idler Pulley, TB Adjuster, Timing Cam Gear.
  • shanon
    shanon - 2012 Kia Optima - Preventive Maintenance - 10/23/2014
    Help with Alternator and battery
    Bought the car in May, has a girl rear-end me in July, Had damage to the front and back bc she pushed into the person in front. Car sat at the collision shop for 82 days, once I got it back I noticed the radio not working, they said it was a bad fuse and replaced ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/23/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty alternator, loose/worn serpentine drive belt, worn drive belt tensioner, wiring / connection corroded or loose - especially the negative ground connection opposite the battery.

      Have the charging system tested for free - at any local auto parts store.
  • shanon
    shanon - 2012 Kia Optima - Preventive Maintenance - 10/22/2014
    What would cause the battery to die and a blown fuse?
    Bought the car in May, has a girl rear-end me in July, Had damage to the front and back bc she pushed into the person in front. Car sat at the collision shop for 82 days, once I got it back I noticed the radio not working, they said it was a bad fuse and replaced ...
     
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  • shanon
    shanon - 2012 Kia Optima - Preventive Maintenance - 10/22/2014
    What would cause the battery to die and a blown fuse?
    Bought the car in May, has a girl rear-end me in July, Had damage to the front and back bc she pushed into the person in front. Car sat at the collision shop for 82 days, once I got it back I noticed the radio not working, they said it was a bad fuse and replaced ...
     
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  • lisa
    lisa - 2007 Kia Rondo - Preventive Maintenance - 10/18/2014
    Can i get the spring for the airbag fix for free?
    the airbag light came on. stays on while driving. did not receive a recall notification, to my knowledge. also the esc light stays on as well.
     
    • Jimm
      10/18/2014 Jimm
      Have you already contacted the local dealership for any recalls related? If not, then this maybe the first step.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Kia Rio - Preventive Maintenance - 8/12/2014
    How much will parts/labor cost when replacing plastic piece under engine?
    Basically what the title says. The plastic piece under my engine is cracked and hanging on for dear life. It has an annoying problem where it'll tap on the road if i drive a certain speed, so obviously it needs replacing. I just need to know how much it'll cost to ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - what is the part in question? The description 'plastic piece' does not offer much help...
      Jimm
      8/9/2014 AutoMD Member
      splash guard or splash cover, the internet doesn't really seem to come up with a definitive name, but it's right under the engine.
    • Jimm
      8/12/2014 Jimm
      The cover is a dealership item, though it may also be available locally in salvage yards.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Kia Rio - Preventive Maintenance - 8/9/2014
    How much will parts/labor cost when replacing plastic piece under engine?
    Basically what the title says. The plastic piece under my engine is cracked and hanging on for dear life. It has an annoying problem where it'll tap on the road if i drive a certain speed, so obviously it needs replacing. I just need to know how much it'll cost to ...
     
    • Jimm
      8/9/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - what is the part in question? The description 'plastic piece' does not offer much help...