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2004 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan Auto

2004 Kia Optima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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Which light on dashboard is used to indicate maintenance/service (such as oil change) reminder ?
Which light on dashboard is used to indicate maintenance/service (such as oil change) reminder on 2004 KIA Optima LX/EX V6 ? I checked the manual for any such light indicator on t...
Asked by FixMyCar 2 March 16, 2014, 6:43 pm 0 reply
clicking noise
My car makes a clicking noise when I press on the gas. I know I need to change the c.v. joint but this noise is new an when I get up to a certain mph the clicking stops an the whol...
Asked by Rachel T February 27, 2014, 1:59 pm 1 reply
Changed map light
Now security doesn't work, lights don't work, clock doesn't work properly, keyless entry not responding. Lock doors from inside and they pop back up. I believe they sent me the w...
Asked by Klancie M February 19, 2014, 5:41 am 1 reply
trasmission serviced
when should i get this done
Asked by Elijah G February 6, 2014, 5:07 pm 1 reply
car wont start.
I just the timing belt and the crankshaft position sensor. Before I did the work the car would start, run for 2 or 3 seconds then die. Now that i have done work it is still doing t...
Asked by James H January 14, 2014, 1:06 pm 1 reply
can i leave the two screws off the brake pad
I was putting some rims on my car but I could not put it on right because there was two screws on the way.
Asked by Gera S January 2, 2014, 10:22 am 1 reply
2007 optima ex v-6, 2.7
lost power twice, car runs but no power. i shut the car down - wait a few minutes , restart and the car runs fine. has fuel, oil, water. the one thing I don't hear is the tapping f...
Asked by David B December 19, 2013, 10:19 am 1 reply
Driver side door won't open
2005 Kia Optima - driver side door won't open from inside or outside. I believe it is a power door lock actuator that needs to be replaced. Problem is I can't open the door to remo...
Asked by Matt P December 12, 2013, 12:16 pm 1 reply
why does my car die then takes a few min to start again?
Runs good come to a stop sign dies then. Few min later just fine. The check engine comes on . On and off other than that runs great puzzled
Asked by Jude A December 3, 2013, 9:19 pm 1 reply
Is it the gas pump or filter?
Whenever I drive my Kia, it shuts off. I can restart the car but sometimes it'll cut off again. When starting it up one particular time, the hood vibrated and dinged a bit until I...
Asked by Nicole D November 23, 2013, 5:08 pm 0 reply

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