Kia Optima Questions
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This morning when I started it up it now has a vibration. What is wrong now?
Transmision don't shift and don't start be cause it's on drive
Happened out of blue. Car was damaged in front 3 months prior but ran fine w no prblms. At Kia Dealer for 2 weeks wo a word. Now, call and tell me it's because of damage to wire harness I caused (under warranty if not my fault) Seems shady. Think they can't figure out so blaming me. Keep seeing immobilizer prblms on forums. Think that's what it is. I don't know what to do. Case of woman being taken advantage of...don't know enough, but have been researching prblm enough to know I'm not only one. PLEASE HELP ASAP
that what is wrong with, my kia. advised have install new throttle position assembly, cost $425.++ stated reset the car's computer system, when inignation is shut off, when the car is restated returns to safelock mode. Any help would be most graceful appreciated. thanks rob
I have kia optima2006 model, have around 118,000 miles, car will not rev up over 2500 rpm, car was taken to kia dealer, a new trottle position assembly was installed, problems, still the maxium speed 30 - 40 miles per hour.
Only happens when headlights are on. I replaced the bulbs all around the vehicle and it sill blinks. There are no bulbs out, and the transmission works in all gears including reverse. Not sure why it is fading on and off.
The smell from the a.c. is of old moldy wet rags it bad what can be done to fix rtf his problem
Im new here.Timing belt broke and bent all the valves in the head on my mothers 04 kia optima 2.4 auto.No problem because im a mechanic by trade.Removed head and had all new valves installed and had head shaved.Installed head and all new timing components.Engine light came on for a TPS code so I replaced with a TPS from Napa.Problem Im having as of last night(10/02/2015)is when AC is is turned on it has no power until about half throttle.Ive read a lot of articles about having to remove ecu fuse and disconnect battery--i tried that and it fixes nothing.I also read that it has to be taken to Kia to be programmed.This 1 has got me stumped because check engine light is off and no codes are present.Ive cleaned the maf sensor,throttle body and replaced gasket,cleaned IAC as well.Im leaning towards the non Kia TPS being the problem but not sure if the IAC is the problem because car runs perfect until AC is turned on. any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks
Transmission fluid has leaked but can't find where to add any. Also, having same anti-theft issue w not being able to start car as owners of Sedonas. Car also just shut down while driving.
Normally it will happen after I have been driving it for a while. For example, if I am on the highway, after about 30 minutes it will shut off on me. I can wait about 20 minutes or so and it will start back up.
went to crank car in morning , motor shook then check engine light came on and now shutters or misses when you try to drive it , cant get above thirty
I just had the front struts replaced, they were original and was told at inspection they needed to be replaced. About a week after the repair, the car started making a creaking noise when you turned the wheel. I took it back to the repair place and was told the cushions for the struts were worn out. I had them both replaced on the front end. The mechanic took it for a test drive and said everything was fine. The car is now making a creaking notice when you accelerate and when stop. It almost sounds like the wheels are rubbing. Could you tell me what it could possibly be ?
after the struts were replaced, I picked the car up and about a week later, the front end started making a knocking noise when you turned. took the car back to the repair place and was told the cushions that the struts sat in were worn out. had the cushions replaced yesterday. - mechanic took the car for a test drive and said everything was fine. the car is now making a creaking notice when you start out and when you stop. what could possibly be wrong ?
I have a 2004 Kia Optima. It will crank up but will not stay cranked for more than 15 seconds. I had to have my car towed to a repair shop. They ran test & said that the Security Mechanism on the car was preventing the car from staying crank & I would have to take it to the dealership because they were the only ones who could unlock the security system. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Is this normal it happens around 10 mph when coming to a stop
Its happened before.was able to turn wheel move car put back in park.
I am having trouble with a shortage in my lighting. I am constantly replacing my low beams and tail lights. Now I have to replace my headlight. This problem began a year after I had my car however now it has become worse. I just thought the lights were bad at 1st. Now I realize there is something wrong with my lighting system. I'm thinking maybe there should be a recall on this..... Please help
Ever since my stepdad tried to work on my system and messed with the fuses, my trunk light will not go off while my car is on. does anyone know what could be the problem?
I have 38000 miles on it , and who much will it cost me to fix it
Took car some where else to get oil changed again didn't help is the motor bad now read on internet not to use fram filter in kia
When I am driving with or without air conditions on. What do I check first .
My 2009 has a faulty clock spring the dealership said I see there was a recall on clock springs in my model car but they say years 2006-2008 could my car have been manufactured in 2008
Happening more often, but usually happens after driving ten or more miles. Blows hot air.
at first it was the alternator and i fixed it. it did run but then it died on me, and now when i try it makes a weird sound and i dont know what it is please help