2006 Kia Rio5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Rio5

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

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car would start fine for days then wont try later starts replaced ignition coils all 4 wnt start what can I check now? everything runs but wont start.

second what is the average cost on replaceing the timming belt and water pump

we cant get the transmission out from the bottom. wondering if we need to pull the engine as well, And go through the top

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Love this car. Fun to drive (stick) looking to do timing belt and serp at 96 thou. Not good in snow!! Otherwise wipers and tires only. Just found water (rain) coming in through passenger side airbag port by upper door. This is new?! Anyone else having this?

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