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Kia Optima, Sedan
#560 of 609 Re: ACCELERATION LOSS [asumner]
Mar 27, 2009 (2:26 pm)
I have a 2004 kia optima and my vehicle does the same thing. No one seems to know anything but now my cruise control is also messing up it wont come on and sometimes it wont respond.
#561 of 609 Opinions on 2004 Optima LX
Jun 30, 2009 (10:17 pm)
I am thinking about buying a used 2004 Optima LX with V-6 engine.
What are your opinions about the reliability of this car, especially the transmission and engine?
Are the general maintenance and repair costs expensive?
Is there an issue with the timing belt wearing out prematurely?
What kind of gas mileage do you get?
#562 of 609 Re: Opinions on 2004 Optima LX [lhy]
Jun 30, 2009 (10:35 pm)
TO be honest if there is no service records on any car whether dealer or
small garage. serviced do not buy the car.
The reliability is good if serviced. Service is no more or less than other cars
in its class.
Timing belts must be replaced by 70K you can also have the car checked
by a reputable shop for around $50 and let them go over it
#563 of 609 Re: Opinions on 2004 Optima LX [capt4]
Jul 01, 2009 (1:04 am)
Are there any problems with non-dealer mechanics working on the car? Or can most generic repair shops handle a KIA?
How about the issue with the front sub-frame recall?
#564 of 609 Re: fuel filter confusion [capt4]
Aug 17, 2009 (8:51 am)
My 2004 Kia Optima has it in the tank. Open trunk door, fold back seats of car. You will see a oval cover, remove (does not have screws), you will see a round cover with about6 screws, this is your fuel pump.
I have not done the filter replacement yet, but according some postings it is part of the pump. Just be careful since you are dealing with a very flammable area.
#565 of 609 Re: Update [analyzerlx]
Sep 02, 2009 (11:34 am)
I have over 123,000 miles on the car. I get an average of 20 MPG in Las Vegas city driving. I haven't gotten any services done to the car. I need to replace the timing belt and water pump, along with other maintenance. Very well-built car in my opinion, totally changed my view of the brand.
#566 of 609 Re: fuel filter confusion [jose4autos]
Sep 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
I understand that you need a special tool to take the fuel filter off
the fuel pump which is attached to it
The dealer stated that had to take out the back seat to remove the
fuel filter, it was laborious.and costly somewhere around $ 200+ $$$$
Any idea of what the cost is to replace a simple fuel filter and
why the heck did they put it in such a place?
#567 of 609 Re: 02 Optima CEL and hard to fill gas tank [capt4]
Oct 13, 2009 (6:45 am)
Did you ever find out what was wrong with you gas tank.I am having problems filling my gas tank. I have a 2003 Optima. Would like to find out the problem if possible.
#568 of 609 Gas tank filling problem
Oct 13, 2009 (6:48 am)
I would like to hear from anyone that has a solution to fixing a problem with filling the gas tank. I have 2003 Optima and when I try to fill the gas tank the pump cuts off about every 2 seconds like the tank is full. It takes 15 minutes to put gas in the car.
#569 of 609 2004 Kia spark plug gap
Oct 14, 2009 (4:49 pm)
I have searched the web and cannot find this data. Specifications seem to be limited to basics about the engine but not this far.
If you know or can refer me to the proper source I would appreciate it.