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I changed my thermostat recently and then the upper radiator hose. Then the lower one. After changing the lower hose the car overheated and check engine light came on. 7 codes 121,442,734,733,171,325,441, came up. Help!

yesterday 3/20/2017 my dash lights for battery and brake came on and stayed on. Starting off from a stop position noticed the car wanted to hesitate. Going down the road it would not shift into high gear. All of these symptoms started only yesterday when the brake and battery came on. Would the alternator being bad cause all these problems?? Thanks for any help at all yall can give.
TONY GRAHAM

My car drives as long as my lights are not on. When my lights are on it went go into drive unless I keep turning the lights on and off.

the evap finally reset after 672 miles. I am at loss here! I did all of the drives cycles and I only need that one to reset so I can finally get it smogged.

Kia Spectra 2.0 starts easily when cold, but after driving for 15 minutes will have difficulty starting again. Starts well after cooling down again.

The car is going into gear but not pulling

Drove 14 miles home after dealer performed Xmission fluid change. Smelled burning on way home. No fluid registered on dipstick when got home. Dealer was called said bring car back. Drove 14 miles back to dealership. Since "corrected", whine has remained while driving. Was the 28 miles enough to create the problem? What should be checked? How large and expensive to understand if problem. Or cost to correct potential damage?
Vehicle was pristine when purchased, and cared for very carefully.

The alternator belt was already bad in it. Is there a restart button on the engine?

brake light came on while driving yesterday. no sound or blinking and brakes fine.

What do you suggest? Won't pass emissions due to readiness monitors.

I just replaced my radiator and thermostate. The upper hose is hot, the lower hose is cold. The car starts overheating and the front end starts violently shaking. When excellerating on highway speeds the car shakes. Tires are brand new, front tie rod ends just replaced.

In what whole do I put engine oil (10/w 40) in on my Kia spectra 2006 vehicle

I had the keys just checked and there okay what else could be wrong with it

What cause this

So far head lights are not affected. What should I check? A loose wire somewhere?

at time drive great fluid level read full only when cold.

After minor front end damage, the key will not shut off completely, and key is stuck in the ignition, which is causing the clock to stay lit, and afraid the battery will die. Is there any way to lock the ignition, and remove key??? The car will not lock as long as the key is in the on position with key fob!

The oil light comes on when it gets hot and goes out when raise the rpm what could this be.I've gotten a new oil pump,I've got new rod bearing and before that the car ran really hot.couldn't drive it home had to tow that is when I started having problems with the oil delivery problem.

while driving down the road the engine will stop. If I turn the ignition off and then back on it will start back up.

All lights except for the low beams work. The lights were not left on...

The mechanic changed the sensor and the cluster still not working

when driving the pedal sticks and sometimes have trouble stopping

no power wont stay running

Has there been a recall on these cars ?

How to fix a wiper motor.

How do I change broken lug nut bolt.

The fan motor does not blow air.

car up on blocks. repaired many things from timing belt to fuel filter.While changing out the struts/the wheel hubs were moved all over. after assembly the car will not shift and the hubs turn freely, but together. not sure where to start. did i disengage the axel? is there a sensor? need more info?

as said the KIA spectra takes two to three tries to start the engine cranks and after it starts it runs smooth and starts after driving

replaced alternator, replaced battery. started little things over time that might be computer. Drove great across town. on way back started acting like battery dead. Than lights and gauges stopped followed by car not shifting and sputtering. pulled to side towed home. Initially restarted and ran but again nothing electrical was working.