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ive changed coils,mass air flow, air idle, fuel filter, valve cover gasket, spark plugs, wires, i removed the top cover to see the timing belt, looked ok and cam timing marks were lined up. when idleing i have removed wires to injectors one at a time and you can here it start missing on that cyl. any ideas?

Rattaling noise in front left. Clicking during breaking

my mechanic said there are 3 solenoids in the tranny but is not sure if they are easily accessible, eg from the fluid pan , or does the whole thing have to be dropped and opened up. he said he will change all 3 so there wont be a chance of changing the wrong one or if there is more than 1 problem. he wants to know the location of the solenoids. appreciate your help.

it's jerking occasionally. can the solenoid be fixed without taking the transmission out completely

I need to replace the struts on my car and found some gas struts online and was wondering if they were any good or not worth the extra money.

Brakes don't squeak. Could it possibly be a tire problem?

When I push the button for rear wiper, the engine connects and it trys to move but no success. If the threads are stripped do I need to replace the whole engine?
Thank you
JC

How do can I make the code P1404 turn off?

I have new spark plugs, new alternator, and new battery terminals. The car ran fine for about 10 min after new alternator was put in. while driving it the windshield wipers started moving slowly then all power was off. car then shut off. I need help Im at the end of my rope with the car. It has 175,000 miles on it. this is the first time in 5 years since i owned the car that any major issues have occurred.

does the fueltank just need to be lowered to access carbon canister assembly with the fuel vapor valve?

Injectors in # 3 & 4 cylinders will not close enough or entirely when the engine is idling, floods engine and kills. Bigger problem when the vehicle is just starting, cold, driving at low speed, at a stop sign. Longer driving time and distance correct the problem for a while. Injectors have been cleaned, wiring checked, replaced: mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, gas pump, gas filter and cleaned out the gas tank. Not a mechanical issue, not wiring, not modules.

My car has about 22,700 miles on it and it has not had the power steering fluid changes so far.

i can only drive a automatic so can i drive this car

what should I ckeck to solve this problem?

what should I look at to make braking more safe?

ventilation fan only runs on low or high speed

check light engine was on took it to sacramento kia they said i needed replace o2 sensor and that they need to rewire the harness it goes in thats why it costing 560$ to fix does that make since or am i being rob ?

It feels like there is no "connection" between the handle and the door mechanism. The door opens without issue using the outside handle.

What would the approximate cost be if I took it to a shop?

car sat for 2 hrs went 10 min drive heat on smell gas

car sat for 8 hours today drive home sat for 2 and 1/2 hours went 10 min drive smell gas in car

possibly needing to replace the thermostat and i have seen where it reads 180 or 195

I am driving many miles but still 2 monitor catalatic converter and evap does not reset,if u tell the way to drive it Thank u

engine is slow to start and runs rough after fueling

engine was starting to stall,and now the nextday or so car will not turn over,but will start,and thier is no oil in the car i think that could be the problem.

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0ver 98,000 miles. Trans fluid is brown, needs to be changed. Dealer recommended a flush. Everybody has a different opinion. So flush or just add fresh transm. fluid? The vehicle slows down at acceleration and when gains steady speed, runs just fine.

this happens all the time

My car died on me the other day and I thought it was the battery. I bought a new one and it still doin the same thing. It'll crank when jumped off, but has no power. I push the gas and it won't go anywhere, and shakes until it shuts off. When i turn on the lights the dash lights go dim and the rpm meter drops. Could it be the alternator?

what type of tool to use to take brake caliper on 2003 kia spectra

RPM surge randomly while car is driving. I just replaced the TPS and the MAF sensor, and now the engine wants to rev every time I push in the clutch. It also revs occasionally in idle.