Originally Posted by Janks01
the problems continue to rack up with this car. Since ive bought it ive had
a front drivers side door unable to open
rear power lock needed a new actuator
new timing belt
engine took much to long to catch on startup
taillight went out
alarm kept going off
one of the belts needed dressing
NOW i can hear this whining noise coming from the engine when accelerating.
It seems only to happen at around 3000 rpm when accelerating at a good pace from stop signs and such
What could this be and how can i fix it myself?
I took my kia 3xs when it was under warranty and they lied to me over and over and stated they could not find the problem. Because it was warranty work and you could spend over $ 800 they just strung me along until the warranty expired, but I never and I mean never bring my vehicle to kia not unless its under warranty. I still have the vehicle. See my post on 1/22/2008 Titled 01 Kia optima Lx 5 Speed High Pitch Sound. I would start with these two parts and this should solve your problem.
Have your mechanic, not kia, check the left timing belt Idler $30.95 dam part, you could see the blue burn marks around the idler itself and since he is in that area change the right time belt Idler $ 37.48. The down side to his all is that the timing belt, water pump, and other items are being taking apart and you may want to change those items. I can tell you when the work was completed my vehicle ran better that when I first had it. If you have any other questions send me a note.