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  1. Rondo 2009 V6 aftermarket front coil springs

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    I just replaced mine as well with the Monroes today. I thought only one coil spring was broken but both finally were broken. Car ride is so smooth right now:) I measured the thickness of the springs and both the kia and Monroe were at 15 mm. I figured I could not compared their height since the...
  2. Rondo 2009 V6 aftermarket front coil springs

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Thanks for trying the Monroes. I was about to go through my 3rd coil spring replacement when I decided to look back at this forum to see if someone finally tried them. By curiousity, have you observed any difference (outside the thickness) between the 2; like lenght and during driving. I`ll buy...
  3. How often are front stabilizer links replaced?

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Changed mine under warranty at 50K miles and myself after 30k miles. I bought Moogs last time and have 15k miles on them still fine. Check upper nut. Worth it. Need an offset wrench or long nose locking pliers
  4. cracked front spring - recommend?

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Good to know about calling kia corporate. Also, I am curious to know where your dealer is located. Might be driving to western Mass at 75$/hour. That`s cheap. Tell that to your old bud!
  5. Rough/missing at idle

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Do you have a check engine light on or are missfires turn check engine light on usually? I do have those shudders upon acceleration but in my case, spark plugs and timing belt have to be changed. I would be curious about the throttle body. Also, I am interested about the oil flow control...
  6. cracked front spring - recommend?

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Part number for our rondo right front strut is 54661-1D101 and for the optima (2008 v6) it is 54661-2G300. Coil part number for our rondo is 54630-1D301-DS and it is 54630-2G210-DS for the optima. Not sure if they both share the same strut. Would be nice though if we could buy the whole Monro...
  7. Broken Right front spring

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Hi, my left front spring broke last night for the first time while parked at 105k miles. Like others mentioned, I could not find an aftermarket coil spring or full assembly strut. I`ll try o find a use one
  8. Brake line burst

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Hi folks, after having a 1 inch hole in my oil pan due to rust a couple years ago, today I had a rear brake line burst after trying to get out of a parking lot on a hill probably for the same reason. Brake fluid leaked from the center of the car where I guess the 2 lines are located. I never...
  9. Replaced fuel filter then rondo does not start

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Thanks cfin, may be I waited to long before changing that filter and I killed the fuel pump. I just found weird it would die at the same time I change the filter. I don`t think a screwed up the assembly. I took it apart twice to make sure i did not miss anything.
  10. Replaced fuel filter then rondo does not start

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Hi all, beginning of the year, my rondo had subtle hesitation between 10 to 35 mph but to problem with acceleration. About a month ago, the car started to crank more when starting; may be 3 sec instead of 1-2. It`s getting at the 100000 mile mark and 8 years old so spark plug and timing belt...
  11. Caliper preventive replacement?

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Thanks turbonut! I like your infrared thermometer idea for a quick check. I checked on this forum and I haven`t seen people changing their caliper as preventive maintenance and they seem to last for a long time. I am usually not a fan of changing parts if they seems fine unless they are known...
  12. Caliper preventive replacement?

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Hi folks, I am at my second brake job on my rondo. OEM brakes and rotor were replaced at 58k miles and got 37K miles with the centrics/posi-quiet. This time, the rotors worn faster than the pads. The rear brakes are surprisingly in worst shape than the front especially on the driver rear side...
  13. 2007 Rondo Oil Pan Rusted and Leaking

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    alright, I was removing the rust from my oil pan with a metal brush when a chunk of rust fell off and created a whole the size of a penny. SO I had to order a new oil pan (OEM) and RTV seal for about 70$. I did the job according to CBX550 and was really easy(thanks!). I just wish I had replaced...
  14. 2007 Rondo Oil Pan Rusted and Leaking

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    I guess I will start to put some antirust paint on that oil pan! Mine is rusted as well (also in NE) but never thought it would go through. I had a corolla 87 which died from that cancer but never had to replace the oil pan! We had a recall where they put antirust on the gas tank. Wish they had...
  15. Hitch

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    I see Toyota Tercel pulling trailer tents. My father had a hyundai Sonata 93 4 cyl and we went camping with it for many summers with it. You are within the spec or close to them. For the car, just change you trans. oil more frequently and use the manual shift. As you mentioned, it is for light...
  16. Kia Carens Door Handle Mechanism Fault

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    I had the same issue here in the US. First time, (rear passenger) found out that the hammer head piece of plastic or junk split at the base. This push the latch which is use when opening the door from the interior which explain why I was able to open it from the interior but not the exterior. A...
  17. Power Steering Oil

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Yes it is, but not using regular USPS mail. You need a delivery service and packaging that meets DOT regulations depending on the chemical (toxic and/or flammable) you want to send. But obviously, highly hazardous substances cannot be shipped via air mail and to a personal address.
  18. Power Steering Oil

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Thanks! I am pretty far from the dealer and found that PSF-4 power steering oil is available on the web at; KIA POWERSTEERING FLUID PSF-4 and; Kia PSF4 Power Steering Fluid 0310000130 | eBay I am returning the bottle from penzoil.
  19. Power Steering Oil

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    Hi All, The level of oil if getting low. From the owner manual, I need PSF-4 Power Steering Oil but a lot of brand (I went to an autozone) do not provide any information. I bought a bottle from Penzoil which is recommended for most of foreign vehicles beside Honda and Acura. I am not sure if...
  20. Grinding sound from rear when braking

    Kia Carens & Rondo Forum
    I have the same noise happening every time I take the car after is not been used for about 12 h. But the noise disappear after 2-3 streets corner. I first thought it was due to rust because it started in the middle of winter 2010. I used to leave on a hill and they used a lot of salt on the...
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