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1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 11, 2011

Two things u can do! Go to the dealer with the Reg and title they will cut u a key threw the vin. Second u can remove the door lock / key cylinder and take it to a lock smith !

1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 05, 2011

Your problem will be on the oil seal, mechanical seal and gasket. This oil seal are located near the pulley of the engine or in the transmission . This seal need to replace when your car getting old. In gasket the best way is to replace the this with new the oil pan and the valve cover or did you check your oil filter maybe the it needed to tighten or need to replace. This is a heavy work it need service personnel to do this job because they going to open the engine. Your can still use your car as long as you monitor the oil level.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Oct 01, 2011

Sounds like ther is a selector problem in the gear box. Take off the top, where the gear lever goes in and have a look. if there is anything wrong there the box will have to come out.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011


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1997 Kia... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011

If there is coolant leaking from the back of the engine there are to things that come to mind. The first is you may have a bad hose. the second thing that comes to mind is you may be looking at bad intake gaskets. I hope this helps.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011

Physically look in the radiator under the cap for coolant level, and check the valve in the cap for sticking. If air is present in the radiator it can't get out, and more coolant can't get in,(from the overflow). Either clean the cap or replace it and check that it is the CORRECT cap.
Radiator fins dirty, clean with a strong stream of water, not high pressure water.
Radiator clogged, have it boiled out, or replace.
Thermostat stuck open or shut, replace it.
Water pump worn out, can no longer move enough coolant, replace it.
Fan shroud broken or missing....
Electric Fan(s) not working, Check the fan, relay, fuse and engine temperature sensor's.
Belt driven fan, belt slipping, fan clutch is bad, fan blades have flattened out.

Air dam under front bumper is gone, loose, or broken. It actually has a purpose other than scraping on the driveway or curbs. It forces air up into and thru the condenser and radiator. If it

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011

that is usually a indication that your engine is fouling, the number one plug being the first to fire shows up most the time, remove and inspect the plugs ( all of them) plugs are cheap so I would just replace them making sure the gap is set correctly,, if the code comes back you'll have to check the spark plug wires, and if it has more than one coil, check for the coil for that bank, while checking these items, check the inside of the distributor cap for worn or bad spots, and also the rotor and its contact points

1997 Kia... | Answered on Aug 03, 2011

Give me some more information about this problem. May be i can help.

1997 Kia... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011

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