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replaced fuel pump and filter and checked fuses. gauge still does not work at all.

100,700 miles. Vehicle seems to be running fine.

What must be removed first and in what order?

When the engine is cold and I start driving then slow down between 3rd and 2nd gear my car seems to hiccup and then slow down. It only does it until my car gets warm then seems to go away. I just want to make sure it is not harming my transmission or brakes. When I switch my car to auto-manual and hand downshift it myself it does not seem to do it. I cannot tell if it is my brakes or my transmission downshifting rough. This just started when the weather got colder.

i put new power steering pump, hose and pulley on it and tha belt is still breaking

Just under 60,000 miles. Car idels a bit rough in Drive and will slow rev and move up to 8 mph but no faster no matter how hard the gas pedal is pushed. Is there a filter for air or to the fuel injector that needs to be checked or replaced?

i cant figure out how to get the lock mechanism out of the steering column

It only has 18,000 miles on it and recently started this. It is intermittent and seems to be worse the first few times I break when I haven't driven it for a few hours. I have brought it to the dealership twice and they say they can't find anyhting wrong with it. They checked the pads and rotors and said they are fine. It's not fine. It really unnerving and it's gonig to cause me to have an accident. Now what do I do?

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