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  • Julia
    Julia - 2002 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2012
    2002 Kia Sedona drives great BUT intmtnt loud thud/clunk under car & downshifts & stuck in lower gear until shut off
    dealer can't find anything wrong. it is intermittent and they cannot reporduce this. no codes.
    • taradon
      1/31/2012 taradon
      Did you ever find out what was wrong? Did you have it fixed and how much did it cost? We are having the same problem with our Kia.
  • Paula Earle
    Paula Earle - 2002 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2012
    Why does the check engine light go on and off, the engine jerk into gear and rpm go to 3 and overheats
    i have approx 160,000 miles on the van, this problem began last summer and has continued i have replace the speed sensor 3 times had it to a mechanic to check transmission. said it was not the transmission may be an computer or electrical prob. the air will quit ...
    • yboy82
      8/2/2011 yboy82
      You can try visit AutoZone to avail free diagnostic (before you go to Kia) and you can post the extracted trouble code here.
    • taradon
      1/31/2012 taradon
      Did you ever find out what was wrong? Did you have it fixed and how much did it cost? We are having the same problem with our Kia.
  • taradon
    taradon - 2002 Kia Sedona - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/31/2012
    Why does my automatic transmission keep shifting itself to 3rd gear?
    When we're driving, the car suddenly and randomly (can't see a pattern as to when it happens) shifts itself from Drive to 3rd gear. There is a "chunk" and a jerk when this happens - especially if it happens while driving freeway speeds. Car will stay in 3rd gear ...
    • taradon
      1/31/2012 taradon
      Just learned that there is a recall in affect for 2002 Sedona: "On certain mini vans, during assembly, the throttle cable would twist itself out of position." Could this be related to the problem?
  • tricia
    tricia - 2002 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/15/2012
    My 2002 kia optima runs great but when stopping on uneven or sloped ground transmittions lunges and car rolles back can
    you help me solve this problem(this does not happed if i use me emergency breaks befoe i take my foot off the breaks)
    0 answer
  • AutoStar
    AutoStar - 1999 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/5/2012
    Why Kia wont start after fueling it up at the gas stationery what Do I do?
    When I try to start it, it sounds as if it doesn't want to turn over
    • Bill
      1/5/2012 Bill
      What do you mean it sounds like it doesn't want to turn over. It either turns over or doesn't. If doesn't give it a jump and see if it starts. If it does it is either your battery or alternator, although if it starts with a jump and keeps running suspect your battery bad.
  • mel
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/2/2012 HouseCallAuto
      At the moment that it is stuck in park, have someone tell you if your brake lights are working while you depress the brake pedal. If no brake lights, replace the brake light switch. If the brake lights are still working when the shifter is stuck, update the post and I will give you a circuit test to do to conclude the cause.
      1/2/2012 mel
      Thanks! Are you referring to the brake light switch or the parking brake light switch, or are they one and the same?
      1/2/2012 HouseCallAuto
      brake light switch. The brake light switch circuit is what activates the shift interlock.
      1/2/2012 mel
  • justbob
    justbob - 1998 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/28/2011
    I have been on some web sites regarding the 4x4not working. My question is how do i access the info for TSB 007R ?
    Originally the kia came with vacuum locking front hubs, mine was changed to warn manual hubs before i bought it. But the 4x4 is not engaging. Help!!! Thanks
    • jdl
      12/28/2011 jdl
      If the tsb is from nhtsa that won't work with my database. It seems that nhtsh is in their own world as far as tsb ID. I don't work much on 4x4. Maybe somebody else can help you?
      12/30/2011 justbob
      thanks jdl. ultimately i am looking for a diagram for the front hub assembly before i tear into the front end to try to figure out why the 4x4 is not working. the previous owner removed the original vaccum hub and put on warn manual hubs, but its not working. this is my first 4x4 and i am proceeding cautiously so i dont get into deep!!
      take care and happy new year
      12/30/2011 jdl
      Happy holidays to you. At the moment I don't have an exploded view of that hub assembly.
      12/30/2011 jdl
      Sorry I don't have better info. This site here has some info.
      1/5/2012 justbob
      thanks jdl. this link helps provide a view of what i am dealing with. i will let you know how this all turns out after i get the chance to work on it. talk to you soon.
  • danieluwebb
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    RANDY TAYLOR - 2006 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/27/2011
    Axle won't come out
    tried what was recommended
    • jilbert
      12/27/2011 jilbert
      if the axle doesnt come out becouse it has ring on hed of axle ( like pin) its whery easy remove the uder side axle you can see the ring for take out the axle you most heat the axle but .... from both side & strayet
  • ckl
    ckl - 2004 Kia Amanti - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/15/2011
    Can i buy a brand new transmission for a 2004 amanti or must i purchase reman
  • Deb
    Deb - 2001 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/9/2011
    Rough Estimate to replace with new catalytic converter in Illinois. Please and thank you
    • yboy82
      12/9/2011 yboy82
      Try the AutomD Negotiator ( feature on this site it is free. They will call local shops for the repair that you needed and send the multiple quotes from your local shops. So you can compare job prices within your area.
  • robert
    robert - 2006 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/3/2011
    Why do i have to pump clutch pedal to shift
    master cylinder leaking fluid into booster
    0 answer
  • robert
    robert - 2006 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/3/2011
    I have to pump clutch pedal to engage clutch
    master cylinder leaking brake fluid out of booster
    0 answer
  • soccermom
    soccermom - 2007 Kia Rondo - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/26/2011
    Car while driving started hesitating, check engine light flashing,
    put on code reader - P0306 - cylinder 6 misfire detected. what does this mean and what is involved to fix
    • yboy82
      11/26/2011 yboy82
      P0306 means Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

      Possible Causes:

      Vacuum leak
      Defective fuel injector
      Defective ignition coil pack
      Insufficient compression
      Defective high tension wire or spark plug

      Possible Solutions:

      Repair vacuum leak
      Replace defective injector
      Replace defective ignition coil pack
      Replace burnt exhaust valve
      Replace defective high tension wire or spark plug
  • headache
    headache - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/25/2011
    How can i get the right side outer cv joint off the axleshaft?im tryn to change my cv boots.
    i have the hole axle off i cleaned all connecting parts and moving parts on the axle shaft and inside the cv joint,iv done everything the book says to do but the dam cv joint just wont budge off the axle shaft! WHY???IF ANYBODY,SOMEBODY has any suggestions im open ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/21/2011 HouseCallAuto
      First of all, nobody but almost nobody is changin freakin CV boots and this is the reason that you are now dealing with. Buy a reman axle for $50 and stop fighting to get the CV joint off. By the time you get done beating it off, the axle and joint may be damaged. Not tryin to be a wise guy, just the facts.
      11/21/2011 headache
      well i thank you very much for your opionated fact! an you know something?your absolutely correct!im very thankful for your fast reply,so i will do it!
    • dphin
      11/25/2011 dphin
      As I have not done a kia cv I can't help on the boot. There are Google sites, just
      plug in the words How to replace..bla bla and site will be of help.
      HOWever; I would replace the entire shaft with boots attached since
      a torn boot may have damaged the joint and you end up changing
      the shaft and boots anyway. CHANGE one shaft at a time.
      There are sites to buy the parts from which could be saving
      you more money. Unless you get the parts from a dealer
      you will be buying after market parts anyway. Some dealerships
      sell after market parts as well. you can get the tension spring pin
      from the dealership/OEM source.
      The spring pin/ roll pin holds the shaft in the differential.
      12/10/2011 headache
      thank you for your reply i already rreplaced both front axels