Andy Y

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Question Answered: intermittent fault - engine stalls
December 30, 2008, 11:33 AM
If you have an '07, it's probably still under warranty. Take it to the dealer to have it checked out. If your engine light came on, there will be trouble codes stored that they can scan for. I didn't know Kia had a diesel engine
Question Answered: blower motor
December 30, 2008, 11:13 AM
Check the connections to and from the switch and resistor. You can use a test light or multimeter to make sure the motor is seeing voltage in all of the switch positions. Make sure there is no corrosion on the connectors and that they are making good contact. Earlier models had a service bulletin on this but all it says is to replace the resistor assembly. If you bought the parts at the dealer, you probably have the correct part based on your VIN.
Question Answered: trunk cover
December 30, 2008, 10:45 AM
I'm pretty sure the owner's manual has detailed instructions on how to replace most of the light bulbs on your car.
Question Answered: warning light
December 30, 2008, 10:10 AM
Hi, you'll need to have someone scan for diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) if your check engine light has come on. The Mercedes dealer can do this and most independent shops can do this for you too. I think Autozone's will scan for the code for free and give you a readout, but I would call and ask first. ..might be able to help you some more if you can say what the code(s) are.
Question Answered: tech question
December 29, 2008, 05:42 PM
I am assuming you meant to say 3500 rpms. Has your Check Engine (MIL) light come on? Does this happen with partial throttle (light acceleration), or heavy acceleration? Is the engine cold or fully warmed up? You might consider taking it to a shop for diagnosis. This symptom can be caused by any number of things.
Question Answered: timing chain brackets
December 29, 2008, 05:20 PM
If you just want the individual guides and tensioners, I found them on Napaonline.com. Napa stores carry this too most likely. They also have the complete timing kit with chain, guides, tensioners, and tensioner arm. The complete kit is pricey but might be worth it if you are disassembling the things that far. Did anything else get damaged when the guides and tensioner arm broke?
Question Answered: gas leak
December 29, 2008, 05:05 PM
Where is your gas leaking from? Perhaps did someone tell you to order fuel injector o-rings? I'd hate to tell you the wrong part and have you waste money. I will say you need to be very careful when it comes to fuel leaks. That can be a major fire hazard if the gas leaks onto the hot exhaust manifold. If your (auto?) transmission is leaking, it could be the transmission oil pan or something else. You may want to have it checked out to be sure.
Question Answered: I have a HUGE oil leak ,where could it be comming from?
December 29, 2008, 04:49 PM
If the the oil filter was indeed loose, then that could definitely be a source of a large leak. All the oil in the engine passes through the filter after coming through the oil pump. Make sure your oil level is where it should be since it sounds like a lot leaked out. Did you recently have the oil changed? Oil filters are usually only hand-tight when installed (tighten to contact gasket to the mating surface, then another 3/4 - 1.5 turns past that). Does it only leak while the engine is running? Leak when it is parked, engine off? Was it a big stream of oil or drips mostly? Maybe your husband can look under your Jeep after you start it to confirm nothing is leaking. Remember if oil was leaking, there may be residual oil left on the engine if it was not cleaned.
Question Answered: Car Fuse
December 29, 2008, 04:40 PM
Your owner's manual will usually have locations of your fuse panels but I believe your interior fuses are located on the left side of the lower instrument/dash panel.
Question Answered: Fixed - now brake lights stay on
December 29, 2008, 04:25 PM
When I changed the vacuum brake booster on my truck I had this problem. If I pulled the brake pedal up (towards me) with my foot the brake lights would go out. The 240's have the brake (stop lamp) switch on the brake pedal assembly. It is a momentary push button switch that has threads and a lock nut for adjustment.
Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 04:05 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 04:04 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 04:03 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 04:01 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Problem Reported: Automatic Transmission Shifts Hard
January 11, 2011, 04:00 PM

If the throttle lever is out of adjustment, or the grommets are missing / broken at the throttle or transmission, the automatic transmission can shift hard. Replace the grommets as needed and adjust the throttle lever.

Problem Reported: Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality
January 11, 2011, 03:59 PM

The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and transmission shift quality. Most often the Vehicle Speed Sensor is faulty, however, at times, the driven gear inside the transmission is at fault. Replace the Vehicle Speed sensor and inspect the driven gear upon sensor removal.

Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 03:57 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 03:53 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 03:51 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 03:46 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Car Review: 1991 Jeep Wrangler
January 16, 2009, 04:21 PM
What can I say? It's a Jeep and the short wheelbase makes for a stiff ride. I LOVE the torque from the 4.0L HO engine but it eats gas like it's going out of style. Oil leaks everywhere mostly fixed now... valve cover gasket, pinion seals, diff covers, transmission oil pan gasket, and oil cooler lines. After test driving some soft tops I'm really happy with the hard top, it's much quieter and seals much better.
Car Review: 1994 Ford Ranger
January 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
This truck was damn near bullet proof. I kept up with the oil and coolant changes and air filters it never had any problems. I had the 3.0L V6 with the automatic transmission... it felt a little underpowered but it was dependable. It always had that power steering whine but my old Taurus did too. I sold it with 190,000 miles on the clock and it was still going strong, passed smog no problem when sold.
Car Review: 2007 Honda Civic
September 25, 2008, 03:15 PM
This was my first new car and I love my car! I had the problem with my sun visors and the dealer took care of me. I've had one leak from my timing chain tensioner cover (warranty) and I just replaced the tires. With the synthetic oil I'm getting 33-35 mpg each tank! Sometimes the AC takes a little long to get cold but I'm really nit picking
Comment: Ferrari 275 GTB: Rendezvous in Paris
May 13, 2009, 11:28 AM
Awesome, nothing sounds like an Italian V12
Comment: One Car We Will Never Have on RepairPal
February 03, 2009, 03:09 PM
Awesome! I want one! It'll look great next to my rock crawler Great picture! nice blue-bird day in the valley
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