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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


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.

How do I remove a CD from my single CD Player in my car?

How do I get to the back three spark plugs to change them

How do I get to the blower motor resistor. Is this generally a DIY job?

I've been looking for a diagram for a 2003 Kia Optima 6 cyl. so that I can locate the low port to recharge the A/C... but I can't find it. Does anyone know where it's located? Thanks.

where is the transmission filter on a 2002 kia optima 2.7 ltr 6 cycl

This is not good to be advised. Because the esametion is too higher than real. am i wrong?

where is drier located on 2005 kia optima

My CV axles make an ever so slight clicking noise when turning

I am tring to l,ocate the a/c filter dryer on my car so I can replace it.

I bought my brand new kia just last year. after just 29000 miles it decided to turn off on me while driving in the freeway.Immediately the check engine light turned on. I restarted the kia n drove off the freeway.I had gas,car has been treated great and have kept up with all car maintenance ( oil changes, etc.)as im driving off the freeway the car turned off again. I then had my kia towed to the kia dealer. After 6 hours at the dealer I was told, " we are not sure whats wrong with your car, it might be a sensor or the crankshaft. Leave your car here for a few days. But be advised that kia prefers you to just use kia oil changes and not after market oil or filters". 4 days later I realized they were setting me up and use that as an excuse when they wont honor the so called best warranty. After 4 days with no car and riding the bus,Kia told me I had engine problems and it was going to be over $10,000 for a new engine. Since I had taken my kia to get oil changes at jiffy lube and not got them at the kia dealer then the warranty did not cover any work due to " outside influnce". Have any of you ever experienced such thing?

I have noticed lately that once i crank my car, it will excelerate on its on. i turn the car off and crank it back up and it doesnt do it. Also When i'm driving it seems to act like it wants to cut off. While sitting at a stop light it feels like it wants to take off and my foot is on the brake. then it will cut off. i let it sit for a minute and it starts back up. I purchaced brand new battery. Took it to auto zone and got an diognostic reading, says possible ect sensor. but i have no idea what that is. what could be making my car do this.

once in a while i smell gas. then i can start to wind it out and it seems sluggish until a certain point then it takes off

I have a leak on passenger side by the oil drain pan. There is a rubber hose with a small cut. I am not sure if I can replace the hose only or if I must replace the whole assembly?

The check engine light comes on and goes off.Example-It comes on while I'm driving to work and then after the car sits all day ,It does not appear again on the way home. This action has taken place at least three times in the last week or so. you can e-mail me at

where is the receiver drier located on a 2005 Kia Optima 2.4l?

how do i reprogam my key to open my doors

where is the reverse fuse located in the fuse box???

My kia need to have the time belt replace and tune up

My transmission is staying in first gear while my RPM is EXTREMELY HIGH what does this mean?... Help

I have a 2006.5 Optima Lx, I need to have my serpentine belt replaced and since its a mid-year production car I wanted to know if anyone has had to replace theirs and if they were going by 2006 or 2007 (or if it matters). I wanted to find a deal online and then go have it installed. Thanks

1. I bought a 2008 kia Optima LX 2.7L V6 three weeks ago, with 36,544 miles on it. The second day I Had the car I Noticed a Slight Ticking coming from the engine compartment. I opened the hood and it seemed to come from the passanger side by the pully. I have had three mechanics look at it encluding the dealer I bought it from. They all stated that it was the fuel injector pulse the closing and opening of them releasing gas?? I have never heard this you?? And is it possible? Any suggestions?.
2. Mostly In the morning on take off my kia will buck shifting from second to third. An Abrupt early upshift is the best way to descride it any ideas??

Does a2004 kia optima lx computer need to be reprogramed if you buy it used from a wrecking yard?