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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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.

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.

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

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.

Shop Automotive

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.

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.
Oct 312017
 

2005 KIA Rio

The engine was re-done and the following problems are experienced:

  1. The cars starts while in DRIVE position
  2. The car is very heavy on fuel. While idling black smokes come out of the exhaust.
  3. The care isn’t puling normal. Struggles to go uphill

Engine was re-done

First thing that will need to be done is to have the check engine light codes read. Then you can post the codes below in the comments. The car starting in drive may just be a misaligned neutral safety switch. As for the black smoke and excessive fuel consumption, they are both related and probably caused by a faulty sensor. Having the codes will save from just throwing parts at it. The same for no power when driving.

Oct 312017
 

KIA Sorento

My car was in the garage when Irma hit. There was 4 feet of water in my house and etc. Now my lights come on by them selves and locks by them selves etc


My car was hit by Hurricane Irma

The only thing you can do is to disconnect the battery and try to dry everything out. It will need to be put in a closed room and a dehumidifier run with the temperature above 80 degrees. It may take a week or two or even longer to get everything to dry out. Moisture and electronics don’t mix. Then you will need to check all fluid to make sure they are not overfilled and or contaminated, including the fuel tank.

In most cases this car will be covered under insurance. Contact them first if you wish to file a claim.