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  • 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
  • headache
    headache - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/5/2011
    I cant get the nut loose from my front wheels to take off my drive axel?
    i need to change both my outer cv boots but i cant seem to get the nuts off on either wheel to take off the disk so i can get to the drive axel,iv tried an impact gun that wont break them loose,iv tried wedging a pry bar between the lug nuts an my breaker to loosen ...
  • Dee
    Dee - 2009 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/31/2011
    What makes a clutch burn up? How can I get dealership or manufactor to compromise to replace parts?
    6000 miles on this car. Dealership says the clutch is burned up. Car is 2yrs old and no warnings lites to indicate service is needed except for driving slower than usual in city limits.
    • Jimm
      10/31/2011 Jimm
      6000 miles is not an excess amount of miles. Unfortunately, the clutch is considered as a normal wear and tear item; designed to wear out and be periodically replaced. You might check with the dealerships in your area - but do not be surprised if they give the same rationale.
  • phylicia
    phylicia - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/30/2011
    My transmission is not want to shift into any gear what might be the problem ?
    my transmission was just replaced and its not shifting at all the shift linkage wants to shift but the transmission not willing to shift.
    0 answer
  • 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.
    0 answer
  • 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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