Kia Optima

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.

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Kia Optima

How do you remove the sun visor on a Kia Optima?

first pull down visor. on the ends closest to the door take a small flat head screwdriver and pop off the cover. then all you should have to do is unscrew it with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Is the 2012 Kia Optima wheel the same as the 2011?

Depends on which sub-model Kia Optima you are talking about.

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What if your Kia Optima air coditioner not blowing?

it means that i dont know go ask the dealership

The fan belt might be broken.

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Alternators
Kia Optima

How do you remove the alternator in a 2001 Kia Optima?

if it is anything like my 2002 Kia Optima V6. I had to remove the axle shaft remove the upper motor mount and then put a jack under the engine and raise it about an inch. this gave me enough room to remove the alternater. If you are not handy working on cars I suggest you find a good kia repair facility and let them do it. Because you have to tear the whole suspension apart.

Good Luck

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How do you replace the cabin air filter on a 2003 Kia Optima?

Vehicle does not have a cabin air filter

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Timing Belts and Chains

When do you change a timing belt on a 2007 Kia Optima?

Does not have a belt but a timing chain in 2007.

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Car Sounds
CV Joints
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How do you know how safe CV joint on a Kia Optima?

If it makes a clicking, grinding, rattling, or other noise when you accelerate with the steering turned it is not safe.

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Car Computers and Sensors
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Where is the auto sensor on a 2002 Kia Optima?

because it's affecd people

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Serpentine Belts
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Timing Belts and Chains

How do you change the timing belt on a 2001 Kia Optima?

Take it to a good repair shop, because if u turn the crank shaft or the cam shaft, the entire timing of the pistons will be out of sync, causing misfires, sluggishness and engine damage. U should be able to find shop 250 on the low end, and 375 on the high end. Timing belts do last a long time, but if u have 100,000 I highly recommend u get it changed be 4 it snaps. Alot of damage will happen costing $$$$$$$$ to fix

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Power Steering
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How do you change a power steering pump on 1998 ford ZX2?

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.

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Clutches and Flywheels
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How can you adjust the clutch on a 2004 Kia Optima?

How does a clutch work on a 2004 Kia optima

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Fuel Filters
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Where is the fuel filter located on a Kia Rio?

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.

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Spark Plugs and Wires
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What is the spark plug gap setting for a 2004 Kia optima?

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Is there a repair manual for a 2003 Kia Optima?

go to helm inc.com and order one from helm. They dont have one! Dont bother!

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Car Batteries
Kia Optima

Why is the battery light on in your 2001 Kia Optima?

Trufully, my battery just died yesterday, and the battery light did not come on, the only time it comes on is when the alt isn't charging. I've replaced 2 batteries and 4 alts in my 01 optima!! Although it is a battery icon, what it really means 99 times out of 100 is that the battery is not being charged and although it could indicate a battery that is tired and due for renewal (I always get a new one every 3 years; 2 years if it's the original thing the car comes with) it usually indicates a fault with the alternator which has, more than likely, worn out. 2001 might still be under warranty I suppose.

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Fuel Pumps
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How do you reset the computer after installing a new fuel pump on a 2001 Kia Optima?

Not completely sure, but you should just have to disconnect the battery for a couple of seconds. Shouldn't have to reset the computer

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What is the speed limit where roads are under construction or repair?

30

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Head Gaskets and Valve Covers
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What are the cyl. head bolt torque specs for a KIA 1.8 L 2000?

Hello: Install cylinder head bolts. Tighten cylinder head bolts according to following procedure: Tighten cylinder head bolts in order shown, Can not show diagram for this. Tightening torque : 36.1 lb-ft (49N

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Check Engine Light
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How do you reset the check engine sing?

I think....Pull the ignition fuse for 30 seconds or disconect the batery terminal for approx 1 min. This re-sets the computer

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Fuel Filters
Kia Optima

Where is the fuel filter located on a 2004 Kia Optima?

in the gas tank you will need to drop your tank to change it No need to drop tank in some cases as stated above, I have a 2004 Kia Optima EX, 2.7L automatic. There is an access cover behind the back seat in the trunk. Another individual I spoke with said his was located under his back seat. This all depends on engine, year, model. I also have a 2004 Optima EX w/ 2.7L and I have replaced the fuel pump to address a high rev hesitation problem. As stated above, there is a hatch in the trunk behind the rear seats - remove it and the top of the tank is exposed where the fuel lines go into the tank and down to the pump. I have yet to find the fuel filter for this car. It may be part of the fuel pump package inside the tank, but I am not sure. I bought a vehicle specific replacement fuel filter from Walmart and it resembled a large "in-line" fuel filter and was definitely was not part of the fuel pump package inside the tank. I have not found it under the hood so its got to be between the firewall and the tank somewhere.

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Crankshaft Sensors

Crankshaft sensor purpose?

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 rotation so that the computer will fire the spark plug at the correct time. This also allows the computer to change the timing under different conditions such as if gas of too low an octane rating is being used causing predetonation (called knocking) which is sensed by the knock sensor.

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Translations

Is a Kia a good car?

If you are talking about the car brand, YES! stick to the 2006 and newer models, they are light years apart from their older siblings. Quality is awesome , but, as with American cars, customer perception is everything and its gonna be a while before customers realize the great cars you can get for the price . What's their edge over the domestics?? purchase price, gas mileage to horsepower, styling, fit and finish. Il love my country but Ill buy an Optima over a Malibu,Impala, Fusion, G6 or the godawfull Sebring.

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Thermostats
Kia Optima

Where is the thermostat located in a 2002 Kia Optima?

It's in between the engine and airintake. Second one down, horizontal. The hose looks like it goes itno the lower part of the radiator.

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Thermostat should come with a neopreme seal around edge.

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Where is output shaft speed sensor 2004 Kia Optima?

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.

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Fuel Filters
Car Computers and Sensors
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Where is the fuel Temp Sensor on a Kia Optima 4-cylinder 2004?

The Fuel Temp sensor is located in the gas tank and connects to the fuel pump. There is an access door in the front of the trunk area. Then you can remove (6) screws, two plug ins, a 10 mm screw, and a hose clamp on the fuel hoses. This is a very simple fix that Kia wanted 175.00 to fix.

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