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  1. CARid's new Shift brand STRUT wheels on 2017 Sorento

    2016+ Sorento
    CARid has some new 5-spoke wheels - Strut - made by Shift wheels. I decided to try them out. Truth is I actually bought them for my 2017 Optima but after test fitting them I didn't like how the wheels stuck out of the fenders, so I tried a test fit on my 2017 Sorento, and because of the larger...
  2. OEM or aftermarket windshield for '17 SX

    2016+ Sorento
    I had to have my 2017 LX's windshield replaced due to a rock strike. Safelite installed a new windshield and I can't tell the difference between the original and the Safelite windshield. I'm glad to say that Safelite did a good job because I can't even tell the windshield was replaced - no...
  3. 18' Kia optima blinker lights (front)

    4G (2011+) Optima
    I believe Canada requires DRLs on cars sold in Canada - so apparently your "running or parking" lights are on all the time to act as DRLs.
  4. 2016 Kia Sorento 2.4L LX Vbelt removal

    2016+ Sorento
    Having not done this yet...I suspect that you change the water pump belt (after removing the serpentine belt) by removing the 3 bolts holding the water pump pulley to the water pump, then slip the pulley off. Once you position the new belt on you then position the water pump pulley back on the...
  5. PMs?

    Community Help
    Are personal messages available between members? Thanks!
  6. K&N now makes an Intake for the 2016-2018 Optimas with 2.4L engine

    4G (2011+) Optima
    14 plus months later and still liking the K&N intake assembly!
  7. Will “S” tail lights fit all Optima Models?

    4G (2011+) Optima
    https://www.kia-forums.com/threads/2016-2019-optima-tail-light-trivia.332122/
  8. Front License Plate Bracket Install Tip

    General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion
    BEFORE installing your front license plate bracket: Look for the dimples in your front bumper: DO NOT assume these dimples are for your mounting screws!!!! Take a look at your bracket - Does it have two little plastic pins sticking out in the back? If yes, Chances are THOSE pins on the...
  9. Hello from the North East of England.

    New Member Area/Introduction
    Hi from Florida Dave. Are you north or South of Hadrian's wall? :D
  10. 2012 Kia Optima AC control issues

    4G (2011+) Optima
    I'll offer my 2 cents on this (having never worked on the AC of a newer Optima - I could be wrong): Check for loose or broken vacuum lines. Typically AC vents are controlled by vacuum - so if a line is off, loose or split the vents won't change. Since ALL vents are not working I'd suspect a...
  11. Lean run

    2G (2006 - 2011) Rio & Rio5
    joeldiazabad, If you can...post the actual trouble codes. It would be easier to offer our two-cents worth if we knew some of the finer details...;-)
  12. Limp Home Mode with NO codes...

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I understand your frustration! If the service department is unable to identify the problem...especially if they can't recreate the problem to identify it..there is practically nothing they can do. Hard to believe no codes were set. Something had to cause the limp mode. If you get the car...
  13. New Member in Florida

    New Member Area/Introduction
    Welcome, fellow Floridian...:-)
  14. Air conditioner problems

    Kia Forte/Cerato (TD) and Koup Discussion Forum
    bezzt...this type problem is EXTREMELY difficult to diagnose over the computer! The next time your AC goes warm stop the car as soon as practical (AND SAFELY), open the hood, and look at the AC compressor to see that it is engaged. If the compressor is not engaged then report that to whomever...
  15. K&N now makes an Intake for the 2016-2018 Optimas with 2.4L engine

    4G (2011+) Optima
    The sound is awesome! It is quiet until you push the "loud pedal". At idle or cruise no noise. The more "loud pedal" you use the louder the sound. Certainly "sounds" faster...but my butt-meter isn't capable of registering an increase of 5 HP as K&N claims :D...the car is peppy enough for me...
  16. K&N now makes an Intake for the 2016-2018 Optimas with 2.4L engine

    4G (2011+) Optima
    Installation Tips :nerd:Installation Tips: K&N's installation instructions don't mention a 4MM Allen Wrench under "tools Needed"- for the two bolts ("K") that hold the Adapter ("V") to the heat shield. You need one.>:D After installation paint the top bolt ("K") semi-flat black so it...
  17. Warranty

    2016+ Sorento
    Chances are if someone doesn't bring their car in for an oil change they most likely will not call their dealer for anything else unless it is warranty work. My response was to an OIL Change QUESTION, NOT about TSBs But thank you for your interest. My intention is to help others...not be a...
  18. K&N now makes an Intake for the 2016-2018 Optimas with 2.4L engine

    4G (2011+) Optima
    Got the K&N Intake today! Thanks to Autozone on Tyndall Parkway in Parker Florida - Price was less then $270 w/tax!!!! Took about an hour to install it (I've installed several K&N intakes already). My only complaint was that the small hose clamp provided wasn't mentioned in the...
  19. 2016-2019 Optima Tail Light Trivia

    4G (2011+) Optima
    There are three types of LED tail lights and one Incandescent tail light on the 16-19 North American Optimas. If you are an LX owner who wants to upgrade to the LED lights - or if you own an S, EX, or SX and need a replacement - you need to make sure to get the correct one - or all 4 that...
  20. 2012 Forte Koup Limp Mode

    Kia Forte/Cerato (TD) and Koup Discussion Forum
    Since all 4 codes you recorded are throttle position/sensor problems. I would suspect the throttle position switch or the wiring to the switch. 2 of those codes are for the voltage readings are incorrect (high and low) and that is why I'd start with the switch. I'm not as suspect of the...
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