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  1. 2006 Optima intermittant stops

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    Could be the crank sensor. I've seen these symptoms several times, including on my 2004 Optima last year. I replaced the sensor and haven't had a problem since.
  2. replace brake lines

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    I had the pleasure of doing this job on my Optima a few months ago. 140,000 miles and one of the rear lines finally rusted through. I'd been waiting for this to happen for a while now. Well, about 30 hours on my back in a cramped garage in the middle of New York December with no heat, I was all...
  3. Rear axle question

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    These axles have been pretty solid. Maybe there was a boot leak that got repaired. Also, depending on the style of wheel speed sensor (two dofferent styles), the rear knuckle has to be removed to replace it. This could also be likely, as I have replaced a few of these already. One thing to note...
  4. 09 Spectra Sr5 fuel tank fuel return filter

    Kia Cerato, Shuma & Spectra Forum
    It's just a maintenance recommendation. Just like your engine air filter or cabin air filter. You don't have to change it, but you should at some point. The filter serves a purpose, and over time it will get dirty/reduce flow. You may never have a problem, but then again, you might. Also know...
  5. Spectra5 SX - What do you think about this one?

    Kia Cerato, Shuma & Spectra Forum
    It looks like it's a clean car. 1-As far as a good deal, that's kind of on an individual basis. How does their price compare with book value? Was the WRX your only vehicle?/Do you NEED a car or is this an upgrade/second car? Are you trading in? A good deal for you may not be for someone else. So...
  6. Camshaft bearing cap order?

    2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5
    Most Kia numbering methods are based on cylinder #1. This being said, I would ASSUME that caps would go in order starting with the #1 stamped caps on the belt side of the engine.
  7. 2006 White LX owner

    2003-2010 Sorento Forum
    I'm glad you're enjoying your Sorento. First, all the door handles I have seen that are new, need to be painted before install. The only other way would to be to get a used handle off a white Sorento. Second, The squealing is probably one of the three accessory belts. Speaking of belts, how is...
  8. 2001 Sportage driver's electric window

    1G (1993 - 2002) Sportage
    It sounds like the bang noise was the regulator breaking. You could remove it to inspect but it will probably need replacing.
  9. replacing bearing vs. hub

    2G (2003-2010) Sportage
    Is your Sportage 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive? The rear bearings on the 4 wheel drive are pressed in. Anyone can do them, but they are not fun. I don't recall if the 2 wheel drive models are the same.
  10. Automatic transmission fluid hose burst.

    2003-2010 Sorento Forum
    I've never seen this happen before on a Kia. There definitely could be a blockage somewhere. It may be worth it to disconnect the trans cooler and blow some shop air through there to check. Not too much pressure though, as shop air pressure will typically be more than the trans fluid pressure...
  11. HID relay harness.

    3G (2012 - 2017) Rio
    Did you try switching the bulbs as well?
  12. How many miles on your KIA?

    General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion
    I've got just over 120K on my 2004 Optima. I bought it used at 100K, even knowing the maintenance had be neglected. I brought all issues/maintenance up to par and everything has been good.
  13. Hood won't open 2008 Kia Optima

    3G (2006.5+) Magentis & Optima
    The failure could be in a couple of places. First, check behind the release lever in the car, where the cable attaches. I've seen it pop off the lever. If it has come off, reattch it or try pulling on the cable itself, if it is still loose, the junction under the hood may have popped out of...
  14. Trouble Code ?

    3G (2006.5+) Magentis & Optima
    You'll have to get a scan tool and plug it in. Many chain stores will scan it for free (such as Auto Zone).
  15. AC clutch coil burn out

    2003-2010 Sorento Forum
    The AC compressor coil is a stand-alone unit. If the coil won't engage even though there is power to it at the connector, it's probably bad. Being able to explain why it went bad so quickly is a different story, but I'd start with a new coil.
  16. HID relay harness.

    3G (2012 - 2017) Rio
    Hopefully it's a simple fix, as Tony Flags mentioned. I hve seen improper bulb installs cause all kinds of lighting brightness/aim issues. As far as the relay harness goes, I always recommend a harness with any HID install. There are so many threads on this topic, and there is a lot of people...
  17. 2013 Kia Sorento LS

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Well I guess it all depends on what you are used to (or rather, what you normally drive). All 4 cylinders will idle more rough than a 6 or 8 cylinder. The 2.4L engines have been great. I always thought the idle was a little rough and noisey in my opinion. But on the other hand, my Optima is the...
  18. 05 sedona flooding after taking sharp corners?

    Kia Carnival & Sedona Forum
    Cylinder 4 is the middle of the front three cylinders, under the coil. DavesSpectra is right, the raw fuel smell could be real bad, and there aren't any common issues I've seen with these. However, If you've got a cylinder 4 misfire, then raw fuel has been getting into the bank 2 converter. It...
  19. 2008 Rio starting issue

    2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5
    Have you checked the contact point from the negative battery cable to the body? Sometimes you'll get excessive resistance here and it will leave you with nothing, just as you described. The battery doesn't seem to be bad. Also, the alternator seems unlikely. When you say there weren't any lights...
  20. Power Window Problems

    General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion
    When checking the windows, try operating them up and down from the master switch as well as each individual switch. This will expose a switch problem. Usually when a window will go in one direction, but not the other, the switch is bad. When you say there is power to the plug, do you mean the...
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