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  • seltownqueen
    seltownqueen - 2001 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/3/2011
    Why is my car slowing down up hills, and going no fast with the pedel to the floor?
    My car has 158,000 miles on it. I've gotten it serviced correctly for about the last 3 or 4 years, and just recently a fuel injection cleaning. Yet everytime I try to pick up speed, the car jerks and looses speed. Even when it's not jerking, going up hills the car ...
    • Mike
      3/3/2011 Mike
      The first thing to do is check for stored trouble codes with a scanner/code reader.
  • guy
    guy - 2003 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/3/2011
    4x4 light in on but front end don't lock
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      You mean after you shifted it to 4x4 the front did engaged, check the transfer case fluid perhaps it is low or linkage is damaged or loose. Add proper fluid or change it and replace the linkage if found damaged.
  • jt
    jt - 2007 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/1/2011
    Gear shift in park dash says reverse
    the gear shift is in the park position but the dash says the car is in reverse.The car will not start because of this.I have used the shifter release button to see if it would realign it self this did not work. I can push the car freely so it seems as it is in ...
  • Babygurl620
    • yboy82
      3/1/2011 yboy82
      Did you already diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to verify if there is a stored trouble code? Also check the condition of your battery (voltage, cranking amperage, state of charge), battery terminals/cables and the wires/connections in your starter motor.
  • mission6
    mission6 - 2004 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/1/2011
    Why does my car sound like it is going to cut off when I press the accelerator after putting it in drive?
    When I put my car in drive and press the accelerator, it sounds like it is trying to cut off and then it takes a pause before it gets going.
    • yboy82
      3/1/2011 yboy82
      Did you already diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine if there is a stored trouble code? Also check the condition of your air filter (might be dirty/clogged) and MAF sensor (and its electrical connector).
  • Berry
    Berry - 1998 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2011
    I replaced trans shaft & pump-now I have to have high RPM's to move vehicle(sounds like trans is slipping)
    Had shaft & pump installed at a shop.Transmission oil warms up & have driven vehicle several miles but whenn you stop,go to start agin engine runs 3,000RPM's before vehicle will begin to move.It shifts up & down.
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Either the tranmission oil channel is clogged or the first shift valve is stuck or damage, permitting you to move to 2nd gear as the rpm increases. Flush the transmission and replace the filter, and if this does not correct the problem, rebuilding is the only solution.
  • scott
    scott - 2002 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/25/2011
    Changing the range switch
    Need a diagram on the removal of the center console to replace the range switch.
    0 answer
  • Stephens
    Stephens - 2001 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/22/2011
    Where is the transmission filter located and how do I replace it.
    The vehicle is SE model. I changed the fluid but cannot locate the filter to change it. I do not have a manual for this vehice.
  • mick
    mick - 2002 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/21/2011
    Attomatic trans wont shift.
    will shift into reverse and drive
    • yboy82
      2/21/2011 yboy82
      Your automatic transmission won't shift? But you also said will shift into reverse in drive. Can you give more info? Thanks
  • Joey GetZ
    Joey GetZ - 2002 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/18/2011
    My four wheel drive doesn't work. the shaft spins. but the hubs don't lock
    • richard78
      2/18/2011 richard78
      replace the inner wheel hubs with manual hubs by WARN , they have a kit for that specific problem...if you was to take it in your looking at @ $1500.00 from the dealer. But you get the manual hubs the cost is @ $100-$165 for the kit. And easy installation...
  • Tee
    Tee - 2003 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/8/2011
    MY 4wd low light is on. What could be the problem?
    My car has 114,00 miles. I took the suv to the dearlership, they replacd the knob switch and it still doesnt work. They advised me the transfer case is shot after they had the car a week. I just don't see this happening. I think it's something else. I have been ...
    0 answer
  • Brandon
    Brandon - 2002 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/1/2011
    How do I change my pinion bearings.
    I need to replace my pinion seal and my pinion bearings. I have ordered the parts. I am almost certain that i have to remove the chunck to get to the bearings. I need to know about clearance and alignment. Referal to a step by step manual (online or book) would be ...
    • James Vaughn
      2/1/2011 James Vaughn
      i would try dana or daaco for a reference book on the clearances and step by steps. the "chunk" does have to come out but the axles do as well, if your changing inner and outer axle bearings. btw i recommend that if you're going the far
  • carol
    carol - 1997 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/1/2011
    I need to change the slave cylinder how do i
  • afitzy
    afitzy - 2007 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/27/2011
    • afitzy
      1/20/2011 afitzy
      is there anyone wo
      ho can answer this problem???
    • david
      1/20/2011 david
      is hyd clutch call if you need help 9106545823
    • oil change doc
      1/20/2011 oil change doc
      u have to bench bleed the clutch cyl first then install remove trap air in side the rod that activates the clutch
    • afitzy
      1/24/2011 afitzy
      with have bled it twice and are going to see if it works now
      i will let you all know tomorrow
    • afitzy
      1/27/2011 afitzy
      now they tell me its the slave cylinder ,first they replaced the clutch cylinder and that would only work for two days then it would get air back in somehow and wouldn't shift.
      now after replacing that cylinder they say the SLAVE cylinder is bad and that will really cost me because they say that have to unhook the transmission to get to it

      my question is it common for both cylinders to go bad ?? and good this be a warranty issue??
    • James Vaughn
      1/27/2011 James Vaughn
      slave cylinder!!!!! they usually go bad just before or at the same time the clutch reservoir does.if you have a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty and are under the limits yes it will be covered as part of the drivetrain warranty
    • RC
      1/27/2011 RC
      It depends on what is covered in the warranty. They have different policies. There is also a chance the Master did not need to be replaced.
    • afitzy
      1/27/2011 afitzy
      thank u
  • zeke
    zeke - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/27/2011
    Replacement of veh.speed sensor
    code p0501. where is the location of the veh.speed sensor on the car?
    • Bobby
      1/27/2011 Bobby
      it is mounted to the transmission below is a picture of it
      remeber the code could be telling you there is a problem with the sensor or the circuit. maybe research it or call your local dealer and ask if that is a common problem with the vehicle. I checked tsb's on this and there is nothing on the VSS