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This morning I put my car in part and went to turn the car off but my key will not turn to the lock position. I am able to turn the steering wheel, put the car in another gear but can not turn the key all the way over to lock. This problem is stopping my doors from locking as well. I called the horrible dealership in Wake Forest where I purchased the car and have to bring it in the morning. I am trying to get a heads up so I don't get snowballed by this dealership for things I do not have to pay for.

the problem happens all the time i just drowe to cali from washington and i had to drive my car in third the whole trip and then it shifts hard idels highn i didnt know what to do i need help i took it got it get it dyignosted ??? sry ???
they toled me they didnt know what the codes are but he wrote it down and ive been dealin with ppl not knowing things so if anyone can give me advise i could use it my 24 and do all my car work by myself my man doesnt so HELLLLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!!!!

wanting to buy one that rolled over and cant get it started

When I turn the turn signal to turn right or left both rear tail lamps blink in emergency mode. The front turn signals work fine. I checked the emergency flasher button and it is was not turned on.

I am trying to order the CV Joints and there are both kinds, with and/or without ABS....

My Ac started blowing hot, i was told it was the Ac cycling switch, where does it go?

i have already replaced the battery and alternator in my 2001 kia optima lx/se, but am still having an issue driving at night with lights on the dashboard gauges freeze up and lights dim just before they go out completely and my car stops dead. my new battery recharges itself if left sitting long enough, otherwise i require a jump to get going again. i know there is an electrical proble going on here ( i'm not that dense lol) but don't have enough car-smarts as to what it might be. afraid of going to a mechanic and be taken advantage of due to my lack of expertise (and besides, don't have a lot of money to throw away so i'd rather sound like i know what i'm talking about)

i just got this car. i just want to have some kind idea what to look forward to. also my auto trans is not shifting i have first and second but not third and fourth. can you help me. tks rick

There are mice in the vents and an acorn rattled the fan for a while now the fan is jammed. How do I access the vents/fan?

i would like to see a diagram for this

my obd codes are po457 po455 po788 po388 lol says fuel related -timing related -circut range performance The car well start after about 10 hours of no cranking on eninge and will run for around 3 min then die again. Then will not start untell it sets for around another 10 hours.. If it was timing why does it run so smooth after for the 3 min. and if it where fuel it wd simply sputter and then give up. at lest in a normal car this kia thing is anything but normal. the crazy car locks its self find radio staitions and plays music with key out of the igntion and turns volume all the way up then when i try and get in car it will not let me in. Sometimes when i try to open door it turns on lights and radio and wont let me in car. Please help

2003 kia optima 2.7 l

Did not have any problems with this prior to the belts being replaced

i have replaced the fuel injection and fuel censer and a few other thing because that is the codes it gave me. The car will run for a little while but not for a long distance maybe just 5 to 8 miles, if you press the gas it want go and if you are going up a hill it will also act like it is going to die. please help have had some issues but i do love this car just dont have the money to keep putting in it but cant afford another.

am i just wasting my time here? I want to change the cabin air filter

where is the automatic transmission fluid filter located in my 2006 kia optima ?

After reaching about 50 miles per hour the speedometer bounces around. We were told by one person that it was a speedometer cable but then someone else said it was a sensor in the transmission. I'd like to know what is causing this.

My 2008 Kia Optima has been hesitating slightly for about 2 weeks when starting it. Tonight, it almost didn't start. Any suggetions on what it could be?

only comes on after long drives-dealer scanned several times same code for sensor #3 malfunction-replaced sensor-just replaced tpms module today-still have problem

The problem occurs upon acceleration.

the problem with the ignition switch occurs every now and then.

i have a 02 kia optima v4 and would like to change the egr valve

When using the air conditioning OR heat, the blower (fan) will stop working and then start working (blowing) again. Turning the fan, heat, or air off makes no difference. Could this be a fuse?

Post oxy sensor code is on

I JUST INSTALLED A NEW COMPRESSOR AND NEW UPPER AND LOWER LINES , WANTED TO KNOW HOW MUCH R-134A I WILL NEED

P303 hesitation & loss of power when accelerating always.when coming to a stop it wants to die,also after pumping gas if more than $10.00 wont start unless you pump the gas(lots).

I desperately need a picture or diagram of the alternator mountig and belt pathways for a 2001 Kia Optima 4 cyl. I am a veteran with heart problems and a "mechanic" removed the alternator... I had it rebuilt... now he won't finish the job and I have a handful of bolts, two belts and no way to know what goes where. Kia's website is of absolutely NO use and I don't have a credit card (nor could afford) to pay someone else to come do it.

blower only blows on high,unable to shut off with on/off switch.

is the 2.7 an interference motor, or is there valve clearance for when timing belt breaks

This has been happening since I bought it new with only 20 miles on it. It has over 30,000 miles on it now. I haven't taken it in because I kind of use it as a way of helping me to not speed but there might be something wrong with the car for this to happen. I know I should have taken it back to the dealer right away.