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when you first turn the key on it showes park the when yu go to back up it goes to nutrul and L 2 and 3 dont work just D and it has tto be at 6000 rpm to change gears

this problem has happened twice within last week

Twice I was able to get back into reverse but the third time, had to get a push out of a driveway then just put it in drive.
HELP

Sometimes I will wake up in the night to find my dash lights and parking lights have come on. They were not left on accidently. This has happened several times and always when it is very cold outside. I'm wondering if it has something to do with my ignition switch? I'm afraid my battery will be dead one morning. Please help!!

I had a cylinder 1 misfire code that was resolved by replacing plugs (used ngk's) and replaced the ignition wire that had dry (heat) rotted plug ends . Right before this was fixed the car started not shifting up past 2nd gear and the O/D dash light and shifter button quit working , I googled the symptoms and it seemed to resemble that it had put itself into safe mode (I assumed from misfire issue ? ) Anyhow I disconnected battery to reset comp and car is still having same transmission issue ? Could it still be in limp mode and if so any idea on how to reset it ? Or is it the "shift solenoid A" code that would be the problem and if so why would it affect the O/D light and button as described or could it be something like the RAM software upgrade that I have read about ? I feel it would be more of an electrical issue like a short or bad ground or something as the light will go on and off if let to idle in park long enough ?? Any and all advice here is welcomed ,I need to resolve this and trying not to take to tranny shop to get hosed ?
Thanks Everyone !!

Got a diagnostic code of P0036 and changed the corresponding sensor
Also changed the fuel pump and filter. It will crank no problem but won't start

wen I push in gas rpm rev hjgh and car is barely moving also it will idle in first and second gear without dieing. I cant even pop the clutch if I wanted to its like there is no clutch the only thing it good for at the moment is starting the car

When it is cold outside the keyless entry, power door locks, power windows, dashboard lights, rear window defroster, dome light, seat belt alarm and tail lights do not work. When the car warms up sometimes they will come on and sometimes they will not. I have new belts on the car and installed a brand new battery yesterday but the problem persists.

I bought my KIA May of '13 and test driving and owning it for 2 months drove fine. Then my left front tire started going bad and the car pulled to the left badly. Bought new tire but still pulls to the left, just not as bad. I need a front wheel alignment.

need to find out how to replace marker lights without removing headlamp assemblies

Only one previous owner and just bought it in February. The knocking does not stop and speeds up when car is accelerated. It just got an oil change and the noise slightly lessened. It's constant.

Tried everything heard could have been timing but that's all fine

I have this code, which is causing my transmission to go all whack on me. Does anyone have solution or encounter a similar problem ?

Also would like to know how much cost would be to repair.

When all the doors are closed my door open light in dashboard comes on and blinks and sometimes stays on and sometimes when I arrive home and close the doors the light stays on and I'm afraid my battery will go dead. I wouldn't mind taking the fuse out but possibly that fuse does other things on the dash too. Any fixes possible would be appreciated.

I cut the cables from the parking brake but only one tire freed and now it wont shift out of park and the brake pedal goes right to the floor I knw i did not cut the main brakeline any ideas


I don't know what else to do, can't see inside the car at night very agitated about this. Went quirk kia and they said hr rate is $100 when I asked about my dome light. thank you whoever answer's

We have checked all belts, hoses, fluids. just had to replace AC condenser had vacuumed and recharged. Worked for day and had to change fuse. ran fine now 2 weeks in, AC slugs a car down yes but im going 50 mph on smooth road and car starts jerking very slight but can feel in gas pedal and driving. almost like it would feel running out of gas. no check light random brake light flash but I don't think related. had to change TBS twice in 3 years seems one bolt loosens and check light comes on. this has not happened though. If not 100%sure atleast give me somethings we could check. thanks

I have taken it to severl garages and they all say they can not do it since they do not have the infusion needle for the grease gun. So I bought a needle and greas gun but don't know how to get the grease in, where the fitting are, or even what they look like.

Just had the emissions checked while registering my car 2 weeks ago and no problems... I have noticed that for quite awhile the (manual trans.)engine stays rev'ed between low gears when I'm shifting - not sure if that has any bearing...
Thanks for any help!

Is this a big job or can it be a DIY job. The car seems to almost stall at times then starts to run well again in a moment.Plugs have been changed and fuel cleaner added to gas

I plan on replacing the part myself and am wondering if I have to take the bumper off?

suddenly died while driving. car crank but wont turn over. there's fuel and sparks. just changed the cam and crank position sensor, fuel pump, and fuel filter but still wont start. can anyone help or had same issues

this is the first time this happen. had it plugged up to the computer and said cam sensor, changed it but still wont start. the car is getting fuel and sparks. can anyone please help

It will come on when I hit a bump, then stay on for days until it goes out again. Then all I do is hit a bump and back on it comes.

What does a tune up on a car consist of?

It mainly happens when I slow down or stop n go or sometime when I pick up speed

Wiring was supposedly wrong and fixed, but it seems when I use the alarm I have to kick the floorboard or dash console to make the A/C cut on. I typically try not to use it and it does do it some other times, but more frequently when you use the alarm. The lights are on and you can hear the motor turn on, as it is very loud. As soon as you kick/hit the right spot it comes on like there was never a problem?!? I don't know if there is a loose connection behind the dash or if it is worth trying to fix...very annoying

The items i have changes this far are as follows:

fuel filter
air filter
plugs gaped .028-.032
plug wires
coil
4 fuel injectors
TPS
Crank Shaft Sensor
Timing belt and bearings
I not only have changed all of this I have searched diligently for vacuum leaks, and or broken wires, etc I am at a complete loss and running out of money. If anyone can give me some good advise it would be grateful.

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?