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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

my car had both front and back rotors and brakes replaced 8 months ago. The back rotors and brakes are good. A month ago the car went back to vibrating when I apply the brake to come to a stop. I was told by an mechanic this problem is due to a bad drum located behind the drivers side wheel which is causing my rotors and brakes to wear out. If the drum is not replaced when the rotors and brakes are replaced there, this will always ruin the rotors and brakes. Is this accurate? Thank you! A women's Q&A

Are there any recalls for the back brakes? My back brakes are digging into the rotors making indentions. I have approximately 35,000 miles on my 2013 Optima.

door unlocked but latch will not release using either inside or outside handle.

It worked for 2 days and know it won't start again I think its not get power but that battery is fine what could it be

and it starts to overheat

the starter and battery are good, but it just will not turn over, I use to knock on the starter, but it is still goo, but now itjust clicks when I tried to start it

It only happens when it's hot. It never does this in the winter, fall, early spring or wet weather. Can I just put some type of "packing grease" that won't heat up? Any help would be appreciated.

can something be done

The van was working good but then check ing turn on day or two later revers stop working and now ones in a wile i gota keep cracking it to turn on 1st. Is my tranny done or is other something I can due..2nd. Sparkplugs maybe giving problems to start or not?

I'm looking into buying a car that the year, make, and, model selected above and have been told that an auto technician recommended replacing the transmission because of a leak that can not be repaired. What are the approximate price ranges that can be expected in order to have this done?

After the car stalled, I tried restarting the engine by keyless start and manual start. Both wouldn't work. Noticed a very small amount of smoke coming from engine. When the hood was opened, the smell of an electrical burn was evident but no evidence of where the smell was coming from was found. Called Kia service and described issue to mechanic. I was asked if there was oil in the engine. When I checked...the engine was bone dry! No check engine, low oil pressure, or engine temperature light!! WTH? Where did all the oil go??

Sometimes the brake pedal seems like it isn't really working and the car doesn't want to stop. If you press too hard, one of the the wheels locks up. And sometimes when you step on the brake, the car pulls to the left.

The idles very high even when you are at a redlight

Need a repair shop for my 2014 KIA Optima that is not a dealership. email me at

Blower fan turns off and on intermittently for almost a year - sometimes it'll turn on with ignition but not often. Sometimes it'll turn on suddenly while I'm driving but then once I turn the car off, the fan won't start back up again the next time I restart the car. Even if it's only been a few minutes. When the fan does turn on, AC and heat work fine and the fan will work on all speeds. But 85% of the time fan doesn't turn on. Checked fuses under hood and inside car and all are good. Cannot locate blower fuse relay though, only the fuse. Need to repair this myself to save money but don't know what else I can do diagnostically without having a multimeter or voltmeter.

05 Kia Optima 2.4l. I've replaced the coils plugs wires timing belt and balance belts the cam and crank sensor with the timing plate. It ran good for 4 months. Then after I replaced the alternator it would run fine for days and then it would misfire and sound as if it was out of time with engine rattling and knocking. But it would not set a check engine light. The exhaust would smell horrible as if the engine was loading up with fuel. But if I would let it set for a day or two. It would fire right up and run great. Any ideas? I've used a scan tool and cannot find any problems.

I think what I had was a really bad jerk from downshift. It just happened out of nowhere, It felt like someone had hit my car from behind. The stick moved from Drive to N by itself. I had to put the car in park before it would let me move it back to drive. The dealership said they could not find anything wrong, but they did up do an update on the computer. Lucky for me I had just gotten off the highway.

Key will not unlock door inside or out.trying not having to take off panel

Satellite radio won't hold manual channel download. I have extended bumper to bumper and always had issues w/the signal (including FM!), dealership argues with me. Shouldn't that be warranty work?

Driver side view mirror replacement.

The battery was completely disconnected for 3 weeks timing is spot on, have fuel and spark. Does the ECU need to be reset or flashed? Why wont it start?

My dealership refuses to acknowledge my transmission problems. It downshifts when the car comes to a stop.