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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.
I also noticed my left rear wheel won't stop spinning when I apply the brakes, when jacked -up on the jack stands, but all the other wheels do. And all the other wheels bleed the proper amount of brake fluid. when bled. Thanks
Car misfiring idle high after stop and go..things replaced...spark plugs..crank shaft sensor and now fuse panel help!
checked belt and system still charged with freon
The lid open light on the dashboard and the rear compartment light stay on 24/7. Will replacing the latch cause the lights to operate properly? Also what is the average cost to replace the lid latch, parts and labor?
I was happily driving and jamming one morning in the mile high city when I stopped for a red light signal. My car died and long story short the clutch master cylinder needed to be replaced, DONE!! Now she wont start, no sound, nada. Lights and stereo do come on, I just replaced the battery, cleaned up the corrosion and honestly checked only 4 fuses, then started crying... Help. Fuses to starter were not blown, got a jumpstart too. No luck. Cars been down for 2 months and i started her twice no problem... Please guide me I need to roll. Thanks. P.S. Slim help from opposite sex here,paper pushers... in girl code please lol.
When i turn on my air when im stopped and then try to go its sputters and acts like it wont go. Runs just fine when its turnes off or on the highway already in motion.
Often on my 2008 Kia Spectra the air only blows
when I bang on the compressor. I've already clean
the filter and checked out the compressor it seems
to be working great when I put it back together
shortly after the same problem is there.
the speedometer doesn't work the RPM gauge does not work attack does not work the temperature does not work
I'm trying to unloose the bolts to the caliper.which way to turn it?
I just bought this vehicle wondering wat could be wrong.
bit going into second gear.would a heavy gear oil like a 80 slow down the syncro
to engage second without grinding
Checked all fuses, good
Changed relay behind driver rear tire in trunk,
Pulled out motor slight burn smell but have had really high temps so about normal
Not getting any light from tester in and of the lead outs, on pig tail with relay or in pig tail for motor. Please I need help.
What else might it be
I need to smog this kIa spectra. Its a 2004. When trying to plug in the little orange code reading, no power comes thru to the code reading. What main fuse could control the power to the reading?
My neighbor read the codes for me and it said something about the o2 sensor and missing but he cleared them and then unplugged the upstream o2 for a few and it started but then died again and now it won't start at all
Apparently, the plastic cover that runs over the top of my engine, protecting the coils, is missing. So, when my bf pressure washed the engine compartment, water submerged the spark plug wire boots. Like I said in an earlier post, I drove it about 6 miles as it progressively began sputtering, hesitating, knocking and CEL began flashing. Parked it... and smelled rotten eggs. Read a code P0301. Bf checked the coils and wires and found everything submerged. #1 boot was not sealed as it should have been. Bf dried everything and sealed #1 boot to spark plug. Cleared the code, car ran fine. Later on, took the car to the store and all the symptoms, incl. flashing CEL, and rotten egg smell returned. Could it have damaged the coil pack?
Four days ago, bf pressure washed engine compartment then ran it at idle for 10 min. to prove everything was ok. Next time I drove it (apx. 3 miles), a little hesitation and a bit of sputter that mildly progressed and smoke came from under hood on pass. side windshield that smelled like oil. Drove again same distance, barely made it home and smelled like rotten eggs. Chug, chug, putt, boom, chuga chuga. Had to put it in park at stop sign to prevent it from dying. Water comes spitting out of exhaust pipe when I start it up. CEL blinks when driving but not idling. Prior to all of this, CEL was on (ever since having MAF sensor replaced last year) issuing a code P0101 or P0100, I cant remember which one it was. Regardless, since washing the engine, new problems have occurred. Now, I'm stuck here waiting for bf to bring computer diagnostic code reader (he must have forgotten cuz its been 2 days) and 2 guys that are not mechanics are coming in the a.m. to fix it as per my roommate. Sorry but, this spells DOOM to me. Am I overreacting? Any ideas would be appreciated.
It won't pass emissions I replaced the o2sensor throttle body mission sensor and the iac
And drove it 500 miles and still won't go online
It runs OK when driving but dies when I need to stop. It will not idle. I press down the clutch to slow to stop and the engine dies. Plus it has a strong gas smell and is getting poor gas mileage.
Always works in the morning but once the car gets warmed up, the speedometer does. Was told to replace the cluster, that did nothing. What else could it be?
When my car cold cranks, it has trouble idling low, it sputters until it dies unless I two-foot the gas and brake. Usually, after it warms up, I have no more problems out of it. But lately, it still dies at the occasional stop and is becoming more frequent.
just bought the car and it seems to have no power (wouldnt even drive up the ramps onto my car trailer) and only gets to about 15mph then wont go faster like maybe it isnt shifting into the next gear. would that be the whole transmission or would that be a sensor or something? i have no knowledge of Kia's.
My kia sputters when I shift gears. Has cut off a few times, starts up and goes on down the road. Starts to sputter again. Replace plugs,valve cover,alternator and battery. Also there is a faint smell of burnt oil or gas when sputtering happens.