Mar 142020
 

Kia Optima

So my car has never had a problem except for when I would go to put gas in the tank. It would turn over but not start. The second time I would go to turn it on, I would feather the gas and it would turn on and run fine.

So the most recent issue started a few days ago when the car died less than a block from my house. When I turn the key, it would turn over but not completely start. When I turn it on and give it some gas, it would completely turn over, run kind of rough at a higher than normal rpm then the engine would die off. It only stays on for a few seconds.

When it dies, the dash shows the engine, battery, and oil light. The battery is charged, and the oil is filled. I also just changed the fuel pump a day ago thinking that was the issue. The car ran until I took it straight to the gas station and it did the same thing as described above.
HELP ME PLEASE!!!!



First thing to do would be to have any check engine light codes read. Once you have the codes post them below in the comments and we will dig deeper into those. Next thing would be to determine the last time it was tuned up or had spark plugs replaced. Take a look around under the hood to see if there might be any kind of vacuum leak present.

It is a good idea to try and figure out what an engine is not getting when it will not start. Use the no start diagnostic chart to help assist in doing so.

Starter Replacement 2010 KIA Optima

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Feb 032020
 

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Starter Replacement

NOTE
Applicable vehicles:
G 2.4 DOHC

Removal

    • Disconnect the battery negative cable.
    • Disconnect the starter cable (A) from the B terminal (B) on the solenoid (C), then disconnect the connector (D) from the S terminal (E).

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  • Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter, then remove the starter.
  • Installation is the reverse of removal.
  • Connect the battery negative cable to the battery.

NOTE
Applicable vehicles:
G 2.7 DOHC

Removal

    • Disconnect the battery negative cable.
    • Disconnect the starter cable (A) from the B terminal (B) on the solenoid (C), then disconnect the connector (D) from the S terminal (E).

2010-kia-optima-starter-replacement-diagram

  • Remove the 2 bolts holding the starter, then remove the starter.
  • Installation is the reverse of removal.
  • Connect the battery negative cable to the battery.
Installation
  • Reverse procedure to install and torque starter mounting bolts to 41 ft. lbs.

Code P0713 ’10 Kia Soul 2L 4speed auto

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Jul 312019
 

KIA Soul

Have pending p0713 limp mode after while lights up check engine, replaced temp sensor, plugged in diff pcm, still persists. Probed wires, #5(-)/#6(+) temp sensor only .02v from plug at trans #1-10 female end, but if I check them separately +/- they check out 4v++ from pcm etc, like #6(+)&#7(-)ground that’s for solenoids. Power seems to get there but that #5/6 together not showing more than .02mv, could be some module, plug, relay between pcm and trans plug, etc? Please help me figure out what’s possibly might be going on here. Thanks



I did find a TSB for this code P0713. It refers to the oil temperature sensor. Not sure if its applicable but wanted to share just in case.

TSB #043

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Pull KIA codes without the need for a scan tool – EASY

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Jul 202019
 

2005 KIA Sorento

On your page with the Pre-1996 OBD I KIA information, you say that you can do your own diagnostics and then give the steps. In step 2 you say “Observe the MIL and identify the trouble codes”. What is the MIL? and how do you identify the trouble codes?



MIL – Malfunction Indicator Light(Check Engine Light/Service Engine Soon)

Count the flashes to determine the corresponding number.

example. flash, flash, pause, flash, flash, flash, long pause, would be 23.

Hope this helps.

Jul 172019
 

2008-kia-optima-cvvt-image

Oil light came on at the same time a little knocking or ticking from the top of the motor so I parked the car. Had a computer hooked up to it and it says that the variable timing valve was bad. Will that keep oil from motor and because of that I have this problem?



It can block oil flow. Also found a TSB on the Constant Variable Valve Timing Control Valve. It indicates that the use of an aftermarket oil filter flow rates differ and may affect the CVVT system performance.

The valve itself should not keep oil from the lower portion of the engine.

2005 KIA Sedona

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Apr 242019
 
KIA Sedona

If the 3.5liter motor is out of time will that give you a false reading for a blown head gasket ?… In other if pressure check is taken on a motor out of time will 1 or 2 cylinders have low pressure reading?

Q.2 What are the possibilities that all 24 valves on a 3.5 liter engine be bent from one day to the next


Yes an interference engine such as the 3.5L DOHC can give a low compression reading that can cause a false diagnosis. This is cause by the valves being open at the wrong time and or bent.

The possibility of all the valve being bent are high if the car died while driving. This happens quite often when a timing belt breaks. The engine is already turning at over 1,500 rpm and internal parts continue to spin out of time with no belt to keep them in time. The valves hit the pistons and bend.

2013 KIA Soul Brake Lights do not work – includes Wiring Diagram

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Jul 212018
 

 KIA Soul

My brake lights do not work. I have changed bulbs fuses brake pedal switch. it is not getting a constant hot to the pedal switch only with key on.


Sounds like you have gotten into a good one. Lets see if I can’t help narrow this issue down a bit. I like to start approaching electrical problems first by looking over the electrical schematic for the problematic system. We will work with the Exterior Wiring Diagram provided below. It appears as though you need to check two fuses, the STOP LP FUSE and the IG1 FUSE. Also check the HAC RELAY and the STOP LAMP RELAY located behind the center of the dash). Beyond that you are looking at checking the wiring and connections.

2013 KIA Soul Brake Light Wiring Diagram

2013 KIA Soul brake light wiring diagram

Ignition Coil 2006 KIA Sportage LX 2.7l V6

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Nov 152017
 

2006 KIA Sportage

How difficult or easy would it be to replace the ignition coil?
specifically the coil for cylinders 3 and 6?


The labor time for replacing an ignition coil is 0.6 hours.

On the 2.7L engine it appears as though there is one ignition coil.

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Ignition Coil Replacement – 2006 KIA Sportage2.7L engine

1.Remove engine cover.
2.Disconnect spark plug cables and electrical connector.
3.Remove ignition coil.

ignition coil removal 2006 KIA Sportage

To Install:
1.Install ignition coil.
2.Connect spark plug cables and electrical connector.
3.Install engine cover.

Testing the starter relay 2012 KIA Soul

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Nov 082017
 

2012 KIA Soul

I have a 2012 KIA Soul and it will not start, just one click. Also had a smell of burning wires after trying to start. Was able to jump starter to get it home. Is the starter solenoid bad?


Be sure the battery is in good working condition. If while holding the ignition in “START” there is no battery positive going to the “S” terminal on the starter the starter relay may be faulty. If battery positive is going to the “S” terminal, replace the starter.

Testing the starter relay

  1. Remove the fuse box cover.
  2. Remove the starter relay (A).

starter relay location 2012 KIA Soul

  • Using an ohmmeter, check that there is continuity between each terminal.

Terminal 30 -87    Continuity NO

Terminal 85 – 86   Continuity YES

  • Apply 12V to terminal 85 and ground to terminal 86.
  • Check for continuity between terminals 30 and 87.

starter relay 2012 KIA Soul

  • If there is no continuity, replace the starter relay.
  • Install the starter relay.
  • Install the fuse box cover.