Having problems with your 2008 Kia Optima ?
Auto trans does not shift smoothly going from first to second when cold. sort of shudders as though driving over a rough road
Check fluid level on level ground
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Auto trans does not shift smoothly going from first to second when cold. sort of shudders as though driving over a rough road
Check fluid level on level ground ... 2008 Kia Optima
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When I drive over rough roads I feel like a rattle when I'm steering. Like my tires are loose or axle? I only feel it when I go over a patch of rough road. Sort of like something banging something metal?
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I have a 2002 Trailblazer that has a grinding noise in the right front. It starts to shudder for a few seconds and makes a louder grinding noise at the same time. The 4 times that it has happened in the last 2 days, I pulled over because I was scared to keep driving. After I stopped for a minute, the problem went away. The shudder starts when I am normally going straight. There is a slight grinding noise when I drive though now. I just had my right front hub bearing replaced a week ago. Thanks f
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I am having heater issues.... it works great driving down the road but when im idling the heat turns to cold. after giving it some gas for a few seconds the heat comes back but after about 10 seconds of idling the heat turns back to cold again. any idea what could be causing this?
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Recently purchased a vitara 94 model, however when you drive the car it almost feels as though it looses power for a split second causing a shudder. What Can i do to solve this problem
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Shudders pretty significant under acceleration beginning at approximately 50 MPH and through 58 mph then seems to fade away. If I let off the accelerator the shudder stops throughout that speed. I have replaced the tires with balancing, both outer tie-rod ends, a front engine mount and even though the shudder has diminished slightly, its still enough to drive me nuts. Any trans issues common with this vehicle? Everything seems tight and the car tracks fine down the road. Any help?
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My 2004 accent is very hard to get into gear when it is cold outside. The car will not shift into any gear then as it warms up it goes into third then second. Most of the time if warm for a while it will go into first. Even after it is warm however it seems to shift rough then if I have the car warm and turn it off then start to drive it is better and may shift fine for a while then it is rough at times. What could be my problem?
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92 Acura Integra GS, I start up drive no problem, then occasionally i will be driving down the road and the rpm will fluctuate and the car will studder, then shut off. Intitally it will not start, but if I wait 5 min its starts up and runs fine. This has happened twice, during cold weather, and then does not happen again for weeks. Some possible causes have been suggested to me, perhaps the ignition control module has some sort of problem, or there is part of a car alarm that has not been dis
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Transmission stops working when truck warms up When truck is driving for roughly 20 minutes to an hour and is warmed up, it downshifts itself into second gear and must be shut off for a period of time before it is able to resume driving at regular speed. Had it at the shop three times, each time the truck is put on machine for electrical reading the speed sensor code comes up as the problem, this is not the problem though because it was changed in one of the trips at the shop. Mechanic calls it
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I have a 1995 Chevy Blazer S10. The car sat four 4 days without being started. When I did attempt to start it, it wouldn't turn over on the first attempt even though it sounded like it would. On the second attempt it did start but not right away. It always runs a little rough like it's chugging, sort of like a misfire or a steady fuel flow. I drove it and shut it off about 3 times and each time thereafter it started, but continues to run rough. Also each morning that I've tried to start
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Cuts out Hi, I have a 2004 x-type dti. It cuts out when driving along. First time at high speed then would not start until engine was completely cold. Second time 50 mph again will not restart until completely cold (next day). Then on another occasion, it wouldn't start after stopping to refuel? again started next day as though nothing had been wrong! Have thought of beating the car with a stick but wondered if you have another solution... Thanks
OBVIOUSLY IT IS TEMPERATURE RELATED! CONSULT THE DEALER ... 2004 Jaguar X-Type
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The car runs fine when cold but after driving 10 or 15 miles it acts like its hot even though gauge says normal--hesitation on acceleration and rough idling we've also been having trouble with the radiator over pressurizing pushing coolant into reservoir. When the engine cools it doesn't pull the coolant back into the radiator.so the next time you start up the coolant level is low. IT has a new radiator,new water pump,new radiator cap new intake gasket and there's no water in the oil.
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Ok so my wife and i were driving down the road and the engine starts running rough like its starving for fuel every time i would hit the gas it bogs down. then it finally shut off. i tried to start it again but it would run for maybe 10 seconds and shut off again i changed the plugs i checked the fuel pump it was cycling and was running but the plugs werent getting wet but i didn't check the injector pulse yet help please
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