I just got a 2000 kia sephia
Hi everyone on this forum. I just got a 2000 kia sephia that my brother give to me before he left to the army. The car has some problems. The first would be that the check engine light is on. That the weird thing the motor sound fine. The car doesn't even waste gas at all. I have notice the valve cover gasket it in bad shape. I don't think that be the reason why the light turn on. As for the check engine light could it be the o2 sensor, spark plug, MAF, or just a senor that just need some cleaning? I really dont know if my brother change everything on the car beside he done the brake and the timing belt and tires, the car got 130,xxx miles on it. All kia got a factory problem that the light is on? I really dont know much about kia. I just work on nissan cars. The second problem would be I think would be the cv joint on the left. If i do a u-turn i hear a weird noise. As for the right side seem fine on a u-turn. If i'm at a stop sign, the car shake when im holding on the brake. It get worst when the a/c is on. Could the cause of the problem be the cv joint. or the brakes? I also feel like the front brake or the rotor feel like it skip for some reason. The dash light dont turn on sometime i got to bang the top of it to turn on or the light dimmer, the stock radio light are on but cant listen to it. Thanks to anyone that can help me with this.