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  1. 05 Rio does not want to start

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    You made my point. PEOPLE are the issue here. So there was mechanical failure, what was the cause? Age is the most likely culprit. There is a reason they recommend replacing items at a given date/mileage. As for the 'sorry state of the economy' excuse, which is less expensive: replacing the...
  2. DIY front wheel bearings?

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    mine is also going... will go to the wreckers and pick up an entire strut-hub-rotor assembly for $40 ;)
  3. 05 Rio does not want to start

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    what is with all this 'timing belts are bad' issues people are having? replace them when suggested, should have NO issues. if a car suddenly dies and you think the timing belt went then you have more issues then just the belt. these are zero tolerance engines, meaning if the belt is gone and...
  4. Can I use larger oil filter on 2002 Rio? 1.5L motor

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    people, do you not know where the oil bypass valve is? NOT IN THE FILTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who cares what filter you use as long as it screws on and does not leak. you can use a soup can if you rigged it up with a thread. not saying to run the car withought a filter, that is insane, just saying...
  5. 2002 Rio Cinco clutch replacement

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    there is nothing more enjoyable then reading forums about how people did what to their cars... until they 'forget' to offer part numbers! was it K70317-01? p.s. 320,000km, owned it since 125,000. no clutch replacement. engine still runs. :)
  6. Rear wheel bearing change

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    the original Kia bearings are quite cheap in the quality department... i do recommend the Timkim brand. take the bearing to an industrial bearing supply store, they will match it up for you. Motion Canada is where i picked up mine.
  7. Rear wheel bearing change

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    the rear wheel bearings are crap from kia. get Timkin replacements. any industrial bearing supplier can order you a set. trust me, well worth the upgrade. dont forget to pick up new outer races! as for doing it... please search the forums before you post. this link may be for drums, but they...
  8. custom exhaust manifold

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    *UPDATE* the damn thing is bursting at the seams! in other words... the fugly welds are failing. is there no craftsmanship left in this world? no pride in what you do? next time, I DO IT MYSELF!
  9. 09 Rio?

    2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5
    @ RallyBlue03 in Ontario? we went to the new dealership in Whitby. they offered $1000 for my 01 Rio with 305,000km on it! 0% financing for 60months! by-weekly payments of $125, give or take a buck. it is worth it for me. i too have a mysterious oil loss. though my recent e-test was on the high...
  10. Rio 2009 :: Bluetooth not working

    2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5
    that sounds a little intense. replacing the head unit? it goes to show that a quick 'cut and chuck' is preferred to the 'find and repair' method. so sad.
  11. 2002 kia rio lifter noise

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    oil level is your answer (hey riotuner, long time no chat ;). my engine always ticks, though. been beating on it HARD. put over 10,000km/month. as for skipping a tooth, not possible if the engine is still running... these are clearance engines, the skipped tooth would have caused a smucked...
  12. 01 Rio air bag light

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    check the code. maybe the car was in an accident and they never replaced the airbag... happened to me! bought this one with the light on, did some exhaust work(i have photos somewhere), noticed the wreckers part# on the front bumper cover, newer tie rod on one side... and other tell tale signs...
  13. What are steps to replace speedo cluster?

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    did yours come with a tachometer? if not, you should find one. they help with troubleshooting.
  14. Clutch

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    while you are changing the clutch... do the timing belt, crank seals, water pump, check the catalytic for plugging... blah blah so much to do, so little time, such high price :/
  15. 55 shot

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    u should run a new line with a new fuel pump! using the stock in-tank fuel pump is a bad idea since they are only made for a car with ~100 Hp. if you do this, make pics and post them! enjoy
  16. 03 Rear Wheel locked up

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    impala 409... lovely vehicle! ;) dbole007, how did it work out for you? get the drum off? sometimes the wheel hub (the shaft that the bearings ride on) will get 'out of round' (a.k.a. bent) and you will forever have bearing problems.
  17. LPG on a Kia Rio 2004 - Anyone???

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    propane or natural gas should extend the life of any vehicle. they are cleaner burning therefore your oil will not collect all that black shit from burning gasoline which reduces the amount of particles floating through the oil system and microscopically wearing out the finer parts of the engine...
  18. Kia Rio 5 RS 2004 - Grease Points and AC Compressor

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    the a/c clutch is an electromagnetic style. the magnet attracts the clutch plate to the spinning pulley and spins your compressor. the part that moves is technically a loose piece of 'floating' steel. it should make a single metallic clink noise. rattling may occur when the components of the...
  19. timing belt??

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    a new spring will be enough. i replace everything the timing belt touches (minus the gears, just give them a clean and inspect for damage) you can go as far as changing the main crank seal, though only doing the waterpump is good enough. crank seals tend to wear faster on cars with a manual...
  20. 1.5L '01 to 1.6L '06 engine swap

    1G (2001-2005) Rio
    what engine are those parts from? any part numbers? :) i love how parts from a seemingly different vehicle fit into another vehicle. ford and mazda are good for that too
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