I picked up my kia from a body shop that replaced doors and fenders after about 6 blocks car started lurching and missing ,I thought maybe low on gas ,limped to a station and when I opened gas cover I discovered the gas cap wrapped in plastic and taped ,I tore that off and put in gas without trying to start it up and then it started right up no problem any more ,I believe the cap is a vented cap could that have been the problem?
Engine idles smooth but when I put it in drive it Backfires and stalls
I have a 2005 KIA Rio with 72,000 miles on it. Not all the time but sometimes the temp gauge will go into the hot then come back down to the temp it normal is just at half. This only happens when you drive it. You can let it run all day sitting still and its fine. After parking it and shutting it off the coolant comes out the overflow bucket. The coolant is up in the neck of the overflow bucket. I have replaced the thermostat with one from the dealership. Replaced radiator cap , also had a pressure check done. Everything was fine. The timing belt broke at 72,000 so I have redone the head and all gaskets was replaced then. The belt makes a noise off and on that runs around the water pump. Not sure if that has anything to do with it . We are really confused as to what it could be . I’m hoping you will have some insight .
When car is in idle,I feel it vibrate-especially in the steering wheel.When driving,it goes away.Service engine light comes on(mainly when its cold out)but it sometimes goes out on its own.
Mechanic has replaced coil packs(2)timing belt & EGR valve.Says engine mounts are fine.Spark plugs fine.
Gets about 430 kms to a full tank.
Everything else seems ok
Has about 160000 kms.
Magentis Anniversary Edition.
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I went to an auto parts store to do a diagnostic on why my check engine light was on. The guy said it wasn’t going to work cause it uses the cigarette lighter. My cigarette lighter doesn’t work and he did check the fuses in the car. Any ideas I can get the diagnostic scan to work?
My son replaced a cam sensor in a Kia Optima 2.4 cyl and while doing it, the plug on the harness broke, being that heat and age made it very fragile. He got another plug, but cant tell which wire belonged where to be able to patch it to the harness. I got a wiring diagram of how to test the harness from the Kia site, but it shows no colors for the wires on it.
Check engine light on have had codes checked and had these items replaced. Oxygen sensors, throttle position sensor and NEW COMPUTER. ALL FROM DEALER! . Doing same thing. Check engine light on again and car still sputters on acceleration, and has rotten egg smell. Had cat converters checked and they said they are fine. At my wits end. Gas cap on tight. Got about 80% of my money back from dealer cause its not fixed yet……Help….had all things above changed out bc the codes said that. Also change another sensor, but cant remember what it was. It was located right behind air filter. This car has 90 000 miles. Please help
I have a 2002 KIA Sportage that dies sometimes when placed in gear or during deceleration .
Also the shift interlock is inoperative. I have checked all the wiring, connectors and relays. Someone has removed the radio by cutting the wires at the plug . During my exam I noticed that grounding the black and white wire in the radio part of the
harness kills the engine. I have isolated the wire to prevent it from grounding out. It does Have 3 pending codes in the ECM
P0300 P0304 P0303 all three are misfire codes. The vehicle does start and run and will shift when the interlock is overridden manually
Why does 2005 Kia Optima run bad without check engine light coming on?
My 2003 KIA Sorento stopped starting, we took it to a mechanic and had it fixed. The starter keeps breaking off and falling into the flywheel. We have changed the starter and flywheel several times, how do I solve this?