Question Answered: my kia won't start
January 08, 2010, 05:47 PM
lets start with the basics , even though your battery reads 12.5 volts , under a load it may fail. I would replace the battery , before i would go to the extent of replacing the starter , im not sure how you tested the battery, but if you hook a volt meter to the battery and then try to crank the engine , if the voltage drop is considerable , i would start there , make sure the connections are clean and tight. The starter is highly unlikely at this point , however is still a poss cause.
Question Answered: Repairing Water Pump
November 21, 2009, 04:33 PM
Hello, jack up the passenger side of the van , remove tire, remove plastic splash shield, losen the water pump pulley bolts, but do not remove , remove the drive belt , remove water pump pully bolts all the way, remove water pump housing bolts , then remove water pump and pulley together thru the passenger side wheel well. reverse procedure to reinstall,, fill cooling system, job calls for approx. 2 hrs
Question Answered: Brake Lights
November 06, 2009, 05:20 PM
These cars are also notorious for having bad multi function switches.. it is the switch for the turn signals , it is an assembly, but the brake light cuircuit runs through this switch .. but i would check what dandd said first
Question Answered: How to reset "service engine soon light"
November 06, 2009, 05:02 PM
you can use a scan tool to reset the light , or just drive the car , when the computer see's that it is fixed it will turn the light off by itself
Question Answered: failed emissions test
November 06, 2009, 04:24 PM
hello , is your check engine light on??
Question Answered: transmission
November 06, 2009, 04:23 PM
Hello , im a litle unclear of the problem you are having , however there are two speed sensors on the transmission that are very common for going bad, they are located right above the selenoid pack. more than likely this is your problem providing all the basics have been check ,, can you get any transmission codes out of the computer , that may aslo help in diagnosis
Question Answered: cruise control
November 05, 2009, 06:41 PM
Hello ,, the cruise control will not turn on the check engine ligt, because it is not an emmission related fault, however there might be a code stored in the body control module that might help in the diagnosis.. the most simpliest problem to check for , is make sure all of your brake lights work, a burned out bulb will cause cruise not to work
Question Answered: Is this a good first car?
November 05, 2009, 06:36 PM
Hello , if this car has a 3.8 l engine in it , then i would be exspecially carefull, depending on the mileage , they are notorious for the front cylinder head gasket going bad ,, witch is a costly repair
Question Answered: Coolant Resivor
November 05, 2009, 06:33 PM
hELLO , DANDD IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT IN WHAT HE IS SAYING ,, mY QUESTION TO YOU IS , WHY DID YOU HAVE THE HEAD GASKETS REPLACED TO BEGIN WITH??? I CERTIANLY HOPE , THAT THE SHOP WHO DID THE REPAIRS HAD THE CYLINDER HEADS CHECKED FOR CRACKS , OR WARPAGE,, IF THEY DID NOT ,, THEN THEY WASTED YOUR MONEY AND THERE TIME IN DOING THE REPAIR..