Kia Repair and Maintenance
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Kia ProblemsStarting difficulty due to defective anti-theft control module
The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning). A new, more powerful alternator and reprogramming of the powertrain computer will commonly correct this problem.
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
Kia Questionsafter pressure washing engine, CEL blinks, car sputters, stalls, misfires and lags especially when in gear. Coil pack wet? H2O in tranny? (1 answer)
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. Drov...
The drivers side guide assembly is about an inch behind the passenger side when fully closed. The passenger side closes full and then lifts slighty like it is supposed to. The drivers side won't go that far forward.
Kia RecallsHeadlights Flicker And Stop Working
The headlights may flicker or stop working due to excessive resistance building up when using the "AUTO' mode of the multi-function switch. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch free of charge to resolve the concern.
The transmission cooler hose may have been improperly manufactured and may develop a leak. Dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose free of charge to resolve the concern.
The steering linkage may separate from the steering gear due to a loss of adhesive. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the pinon plug that secures the pinion gear free of charge to resolve the concern.