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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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fill up oil tank with good oil even if it has sludge ?
I recently was given a 2007 kia optima that ran fine. Engine light was on but never had money to go get it checked. I finally had money to go get some maintenance on it and was sh...
Asked by Jesse A April 9, 2013, 9:26 pm 2 replies
How do Ichange the Cabin air filter
How do i change the cabin air Filter?
Asked by Marshall R March 12, 2013, 4:28 pm 1 reply
I need help with a ? about a kia optima
I have a 04 kia optima 4 cylinder and the balance belt keeps slipping off the balance shaft I've had it at the mechanic 3 times this month and it still keep slipping off what do I ...
Asked by Darcy B January 17, 2013, 7:39 am 1 reply
noise i hear when i press on brakes.
i have taken my car into shop for this noise that i hear when i press on brakes when stopping and no codes were found and i still have 43% on my brakes, what else could that noise ...
Asked by Sarah A November 8, 2012, 7:22 am 1 reply
mass air flow sensor mulfanction
how engine stat if mass air flow sensor mulfanction
Asked by Abrahem A November 4, 2012, 7:14 am 1 reply
why is my engine vibrating and squealing and my check engine light is on is this my timing belt?
Car vibrates and squeals even when I turn on the heat or ac or defrost I think its the timing belt.
Asked by Angelica K October 14, 2012, 7:12 am 1 reply
Approximate cost for replacing engine?
Car was over heating and we had refilled coolant/water, after a week on a long drive, i heard a slight clicking noise and it stopped, and it won't start again. Towed and noticed ra...
Asked by Shafi B September 7, 2012, 3:03 pm 2 replies
Why my car wont pick up speed?
my car wont pick up speed, it only goes like 40 mph tops! What is causing this?
Asked by LaShaundrea W February 16, 2010, 1:53 pm 2 replies
how much should it cost to rebuild heads in 2004 kia optima 6 cyl
timing belt slipped and bent the valves - need to rebuild heads
Asked by Rodney H August 4, 2012, 3:29 pm 1 reply
where is the fuel shut off switch located ?
Recently got into a car accident & can't seem to find the fuel shut off switch
Asked by Honey B August 1, 2012, 8:53 pm 1 reply

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