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The canister vent valve leaks fule and make the car stalls and I don't know why.

would like to do a system flush. I heard that it was not good thing to do. need to know which line is the return line.

My left turn signal only works if u do it manually an my hazard lights don't work either!! The fuses are fine!

I can be driving and all of a sudden the car loses power I get to the side and then she is good to go again...I need help for I do a lot of highway driving

The fan for the heater and the AC does not work unless I hit a bump in the road; then they come on. I have had to replace my headlamps monthly since May. I am no longer buying good headlamps, starting this month, b/c I cannot afford to pay $22/light/month.

My boyfriend has a 2005 Kia Spectra EX and it making a 3 beep noise off and on as he is driving?

sloppy gear change

Where do I find the clutch assembly and will this clutch assembly fix the problem?

The high beams and fox lights come on manually. The relays are ok. The switch was changed.

I se actuator work inside console whin I hit the brake and the button pushes but it wont shift

When driving the above problems occur. If cruise is on, it will shut off. Sometimes you have to try several time before it starts. Acts as if battery is dead. But then it will start. All this symptoms happen sometimes and sometimes not.

Where is the best place to buy an affordable solenoid and transmission control part? Below are the codes and description I was given by someone at Advanced Auto Parts:

Code: P0760 - Shift Solenoid C Malfunction
Code: P0700 - Transmission Control System (MIL Request)

Thanks so much!

Please help me with this code. I am trying to find someone that will assist me in detail with the repair associated.

I was going 45mph and came to a red light, I tried to stop but my brakes acted like they didnt want to work and my car started shaking and vibrating uncontrollably. I did get the car to stop with the peddle to the floor. Put it in park and the vibrating stopped. Went and got a complete tune up brake pads the works and it did it again. Except this time when I put it in park the engine shut off. I had to turn my caroff and restart it. The check engine light isnt on, and its not an everyday thing. It just randomly happens.

Check engine light codes are 420 and 455.Problem gets worse as car engine temp reaches normal.

To get into the car i have to hold the key in the unlock position and the pull the handle. When on the inside you have to hold it in the unlock position and then lift the handle while its still in the unlock position. You can here and see that every time you unlock it, it automatically clicks back into lock. This only happens from the driver side ; which controls all of the doors locks. Any help ; suggestions ?

After being parked for an extended period the rear driver's side wheel will not rotate.

My 2006 Kia Spectra is making a high pitched sound (almost like metal scrapping against metal) every time it is driven in reverse. Once it is put into drive it continues for a short bit (but at about 85-90% less intensity) and then stops. I just replaced all 4 brake pads less then a year ago. Any ideas what could be the cause?

MY passenger back side door closed one day and now won't open. We have tried locking and unlocking and pushing on it. Can NOT get it to open any more.
Dealerships REFUSE to fix it. Auto repairs want a fortune to take door off and 'see' if it's fixable.

My check engine lights keeps turning on and then off every couple months. They said that it could be a bad sensor, the one that measure temperature for the transmission. They told me that I had to replace all of them, because they sold them in a set and that it would cost me about 400. Is that right? and do I really have to replace all of them. What would happen if I didn't. I don't know much about cars at all and need some help!!!

The is locked shut how do I get it open to get the door panel off

KIA dealer wants $1160 to replace; I said part must be defective and he said call KIA customer service, which I did and they said "things happen". I am furious because
compressors are suppossed to last a long time; like 80000
or so miles.

Was driving 2008 Spectra5 (79k miles) when car stalled, lost power, electric, brakes, everything. Check engine light came on. I pulled to side and restarted. Now everything is fine. Mechanic checked computer, but no codes registered. What is this?

my son's car sat for a bit and didnt have a gas cap on. After repair to wheel bearing my son went to start it and I told him to let it just idle for a bit to get oil flow back from sitting.
It started right up and ran for bout 4 minutes then sputtered and died. We discovered water in the tank from no cap and sat outside so drained the tank and changed fuel filter and put in fresh gas but now it wont start. It will fire with some starting fluid and there is plenty of pressure to the fuel rail. What should we check?

Cd player works great, but radio plays with volume low and static.Tore out the radio, and no visible issues, even antenna is not loose. No burnt fuse. What could this be.