Kia Optima

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The Kia Optima is a mid-size front-wheel drive sedan produced by Kia Motors from 2000 to the present. The car was sold as the Kia Magentis in Europe and Canada in 2002.
see http://www.homelink.com/home/home.tml for details. General Steps. 1) Reset your Car Homelink system (hold two outside buttons for 20 secs, light will blink). 2) program a button on your car homelink system by holding the button, while pressing the button for your garage door on your garage door...
You will need to remove the front tires. Remove the brake assemblyspring. The brake shoes will come off. Reverse the process toinstall the new brakes.
get it out from the plug under neat and add it on the same place where you check the transmission oil (where the stick is)
The code is EVAP emissions control system vent. Canister Air-Filter Inspection 1. Disassemble the Canister Air-Filter and hose from their respective positions. 2. Check the Canister air-filter for contamination. 3. Is Canister Air-Filter contaminated with dust? YES ▶ Replace as necessary and go...
The first easier step is to verify the fuse integrity. In your owner's manual, you'll have some fuse diagrams, one for the passenger compartment and a second one for under the hood in most GMs. Look for a fuse labeled "CHMSL, or which indicates "high mount". If you find one, make sure the fuse is...
Had this issue a couple times and couldn't keep remembering so decided to answer since kia sucks and has no answers just problems. LOL ... All you do is: with the heater or A/C on push the AMB button and the down arrow to the thermostat at the same time for a few seconds. I have a 2003 Kia Optima...
\nmost likely above the rear passenger axle, if not follow the fuel line from the tank to thew front. Good luck
\nwhat exactly do you mean the hose disconnected? The pressure hose? The hose that goes from the resovoir to the pump? Which hose?
I'm almost positive it is in your gas tank. There should be an access door under your back seat.
Could be a few different things- the transmission control module power or ground system, transmission range switch, wire harness problem or tcm logic problem. If it is the module it is somewere around 400 to replace. Good luck
Answer . It is located behind the glove box and instructions are in the manual.
Well depends on which wire you are trying to replace? The hot wire that goes from the alt to the battery? Or the wiring harness?\n
on the top rear of the engine near the fire wall.
Assuming that is shuts off dead like you turned the key: Replacing the TPS and any coils was silly. If it wasn't a bad module expect a bad crank sensor or cam sensor or ignition switch or PCM.
buy new ones and put those in instead
Any tips on changing the power steering pump on my kia sedona
What would cause my fan to keep running after turning the car off it is a 2005 kia sorento
\nTis normal operation so you can stop and listen to the music after you cut the engine off. Open the door and it quits.
Make sure there is no condensation or sitting water in the headlight unit. It is sometimes hard to see it since the car has sealed beams. Any water getting into the headlight connection would pop the bulb.
After you drain all of the old oil (remove the oil plug in the pan and replace the oil filter) all you have to do is remove the oil cap and pour the oil in there (although, make sure you've screwed the oil plug back in the oil pan). The car will probably need about 4 quarts (one gallon) of oil in it...
Headlight Adjustment for 2006 Kia Optima . My wife has a 2006 Kia Optima and it took me a long time to figure this out. I called the dealer, to avoid bringing it in, and they were useless so I just took some time and stared at it and figured it out. At the back of the headlamp, there is a...
In the 8th Generation Corolla, 1998 to 2002, it's a pain. You mustremove the back seats, because that is where the bolts that holdthe struts are accessed. Then jack up the car and remove rearwheels. You possibly can access the bolts on the struts withouttaking the wheels off, but it's easier with...
Underneath the sparkplug wires. If you have the 4-cylinder, there should be 4 wires/plugs in the holes in the valve cover (or three on each side in the V6). If you pull up on those wireplugs, the sparkplugs are inside those cylinders.
Answer . because it's affecd people
Call the person who repaired the car and tell them what is going on. But what you write above makes no sense. You say, "(wont turn over) (wants to start) by (wont stay running)" If it won't turn over, how does it want to start, and how can it be running in the first place? Did they replace the fuel...
it depends if it is a metal line or rubber lines , if it is at a fitting or at the master cylinder or abs i can help you find these if you cant locate the leak
The bonded rubber is probably ripped, replace them.
Answer . \nI think....Pull the ignition fuse for 30 seconds or disconect the batery terminal for approx 1 min. This re-sets the computer
Here http://www.kiaoptimamanuals.org/
If you haven't done check the fuse box under left side of dash
Can be a big problem as the engine is an interference type. This means the valves hit the pistons when the belt breaks. This is why it is critical to change belts. Might be OK if it happened at idle rather than at full speed. Some belts just shred a few teeth without completely breaking. This would...
There is an input and output sensor for the Sedona. They are both located on the top of the transmission. Some people have one on top and one on the side nearest the firewall. Here are the steps on how to replace them: http://bigmektek.blogspot.com/2013/05/changing-speed-sensor-in-05-kia-sedona...
Your evap canister is located on the drivers side behind your rear wheel, jack up that side, 12mm socket to release bracket, pliers to release 4 hoses and make sure you use some masking tape to label each hose as you pull it off 1,2,3,4. While you are under there, track all incoming lines back as...
Step 1. Close hood Step 2. Have someone properly diagnose vehicle. Step 3. If you insist on working on your own vehicle buy a repair manual and learn the correct methods.
The windshield wiper fluid motor is located under the windshield fluid tank. You must remove the right front wheel well cover (plastic) to expose the bottom of the tank. Remove the rubber line and the electrical connection and pull the pump out. Check the rubber o-ring to make sure that it didn't...
he first thing to check is the 15amp fuse located in the cabin fuse panel. If that is ok then you will more than likely have to change the brake light switch. It is located at the very top of the brake pedal assembly. If it ends up being the bulbs, see sources and related links below for bulb info.
Answer . \nHello:\n. \nInstall cylinder head bolts.\n. \nTighten cylinder head bolts according to following procedure:\n. \nTighten cylinder head bolts in order shown, Can not show diagram for this.\n. \nTightening torque : 36.1 lb-ft (49N¡¤m, 5 kg-m)\n. \nLoosen bolts in reverse of order shown....
first of all, what belts were changed? if the timing belt was changed and installed correctly, that shouldn't be the problem. it could however be a whole list of things. most likely a crankshaft position sensor, they are about 80 bucks. it also could be a cam position sensor, fuel pump or engine...
Not sure what make and model, but it sounds like a Chrysler product. If it is a Chrysler product the pick up ( cam sensor ) could be bad, or the crank sensor. It needs a signal from both to energize the fuel pump and ignition. Need more help contact me through my board and I will try to help.
Before you go and buy the O2 sensor, like everybody does, get a hose of a least to feet in length, put it against your ear, and the other end, towards the engine, start listening for a hissing sound from the engine, which means there is a vacuum leak, either, from the gasket in your intake manifold,...
if you can open the hood, unhook the shift cable off of the transmission.it is very easy to do. otherwise you may be taking alot of the console or under dash apart to find the shift interlock button.
My 2004 kia optima timing belt teeth fell apart at 93k miles. I would replace it at 80K. System: while your driving the car, the car would turn off while running. Don't try to turn it on to many times cause it can cause other problems. Get it tolled away. thanks
The cabin air filter is located underneath the dashboard and accessible through the glove box.. To remove it, you'll have to "remove" the 2 latches (left & right) holding the glove box. Removing meaning the glove box is just lowered, (but still attached) and it'll give you access to the filter area....
On the air intake tube, before the air filter box. It is easy to find because it has wires going to it.
Fuel pump pressure is completely separate from spark. YES crank sensor can most defiantly cause no spark if it go's bad. But what usually go's out first on this kia's are timing belts. The teeth on the timing belt are really common to grind off or fall off causing to skip timing. Also this teeth...
I just replaced the High Pressure Power Steering hose on my 2001 Kia Optima. I found that the best way to do it was to remove the WHOLE hose from the pump side (easy), and then I removed the other end of the hose from the joint that goes into the steering box. Then I worked the whole hose assembly...
2004 Kia Optima 2.4L MFI DOHC 4cyl The Spark Plug Gap .044 (In thousandths of an inch) .
Is vehicle actually overheating ? and Is it charging? Many of this early Optimas have grounding issues that can cause the temp gauge to read higher than normal
In the Haynes manual it explains it in detail in Ch. 10 Section 20. Although refer to www.rldassociates.com/zx2/howto/belt.htm to learn where the belt tensioner is so you can remove the belt when you get to that step. Hope this helps.
I had the same problem with my kia optima 2004. when ever i locked and unlocked the door it made a rattling noise. the reason it doesn't open is because the motor that locks and unlocks your door died. if you play with the lock on the outside and inside you might be able to get it to open. but i...
purge valve is bad causing fuel vapors from tank to go into intake flooding the engine.
i have a kia optama 4.6 v6 that get 60miles to the gal. of gas the only way to get this is add that little plug value cost about 2 dollars hope this works for you
I need to know the answer to this exact same question! My 04 Optima needs the same thing replaced. The problem is, I don't have much money, so need to either find out how to do it, or how much it will cost to have it done.
The 2002 Kia water pump is located on the front of the engine. Youcan follow the bottom radiator hose directly to the water pump.
COMPONENTS . Timing Belt . http://www.kiatechinfo.com/viewer/content.asp?vehicletype=Pas...cal+System%7CTiming+System%7CTiming+Belt%7CRepair+procedures. REMOVAL. 1. Using a [16 mm], rotate the tensioner arm clockwise (about 14° )and remove the belt from. the pulley.. 2. Remove the power steering...
4 cylinder 2.4 litters uses 10W40
There are two screws under the back dash that need to be removed to lift the assembly off the back dash. I had a problem with the same car. No brake lights at all. I disconnected the power to the third light and the main two brake lights started to work. There must be a short in the third brake...
It deoends on motor size. I have the same question about a 2.4L. I think I need to remove the upper and lower timing belt cover, and possably the right motor mount.. Tony
Trouble code P0705 means:Transmission range sensor circuit malfunction (PRNDL input)
It does not have 1. It is all computer controlled.
Does not have a belt but a timing chain in 2007.
Yes, there is a body kit. Ask your dealer for an accessories catalog. It really isn't anything special. You might not even notice it unless it was parked next to a car that didn't have it. you can also go to Korean Auto Imports they have a whole bunch of body kits, custom emblems , grills and...
I have a 2007 Kia sorento. Just bought a key fob. Everything I am finding on the net is saying this Get a jumper wire. Small wire, almost like an alligator clip with one end striped. Open the diagnostic port behind the battery. Locate terminal 6, which is the second one from the top in the first row...
It is on the driver's side back by the rear wheel. It is a black cilinder like with 3 hoses going into to it. Unless your steering wheel is on the right side then its on the rear of the passenger side just inside the front edge of the rear tire.
I don't think so since its purpose is to balance and cancel vibration. It is mounted on the opposite end of the engine. Usually the crankshaft sensor fails because of oil contaminating on the sensor. Difference in temperature with the oil causes the sensor to malfunction intermittently.
YES! This just starting happening to my 2007 kia optima with 20k. I have noticed the trunk popped erroneously , but I thought that it was just the button being overly sensitive and being triggered in my pocket. THEN, my dome light turns on and never turns off. The off button will not even turn it...
Vehicle does not have a cabin air filter
according to autozone it is .044 plug gap for a 2008 kia optima
you put it in the same tube where you check the fluid. you will need a small funnel to pour it in.
If you are changing it yourself i don't know? but if your having it done at the dealer then they are probably using the wrong oil. I had the dealer change the oil once in my forte only because it was a free oil change but after leaving the dealer my forte just didn't feel right , really sluggish and...
There is a shut off fuel switch on the 2007 Kia spectra. It is a rubber covered button mounted at the top and rear of the left shock tower. Press down on it to restore the fuel flow.
i have a 2008 kia optima and the horn is about to go out how do i change it. for a little od nothing.?
DIAMOND SP III. You can use castrol import multi-vehicle.
it means that i dont know go ask the dealership The fan belt might be broken.
the speed sensor output shaft is located under the speed sensor, on top of the transaxle, just beneath the air intake hose that leads to the throttle body. for easy access, you need to pull the battery, air cleaner box, and intake to throttle body hose.
Behind the timing cover, next to the crankshaft drive gear. Looking at this gear with the cover off, it is to the upper right, appx. 2:00.
It should be behind the glove box. You open it and then push in on the sides till it can be opened further ( it has rubber stoppers on the sides). Your filter is back there just push down on the clips on both ends and pull out ( careful I snapped one of mine off). Pull out the old filter and put on...
It will take 4 to 4 1/2 quarts. You should also change the filterand it doesn't need to be expensive.
Begin by removing the tire and wheel from your Kia. Remove the balljoint retaining nuts. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer.Reverse the process to install your new ball joint.
1. Sit in the vehicle and close all the doors. Insert the key into the ignition. 2. Turn the key to the "Off" position then to the "On" position. Repeat this until the door locks cycle to indicate that the programming mode is activated. End with the ignition key in the "On" position. 3. Press...
answer . Open the hood of your Optima. Use the support rod to hold the hood up out of your way. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery with a wrench, and secure the cable away from the terminal. . Remove the three retaining bolts from the headlight assembly using a socket and...
it means your laughing in a short way
You have to take your remote to the dealer. Kia will not let you program the remote by yourself.
The crank sensor (real name is crankshaft position sensor) senses when a notch on the crankshaft goes by and sends a pulse to the car's computer. This tells the computer where the crankshaft is in it's rotation so that the computer will fire the spark plug and injectors at the correct time.
transmissiom fluid for 2001 kia optima 4 cylinder
Rates vary. Get a quote from a mechanic.
how to change a motor mount on a kia optima
Believe it or not I found it myself. After many different suggestions and several people swearing it was in the fuse box under the hood, I finally found one person who actually knew at the delarship. In the 2003 Kia Optima it is located in the dash behind the radio. Sounds crazy I know but that is...