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#583 of 609 Problem after pumping gas or turning on the AC
Jan 24, 2010 (1:39 pm)
My 2004 Kia Optima LX V6 has had the recent problem of shutting off after I pump gas and most recently when I turned on the air conditioner.
Okay, I fill up then I start the car and nothing happens, it doesn't turn on. I do it again only this time I'm pushing the gas. VEROOOOM it's on! Then, foot off the gas pedal and the car shakes off. The only way to get through this problem is if i keep pushing the gas until you almost feel it not shake and it stays above one.
This happened in december 2009 once before going home for the holidays. Once I was home, the rest of december it did not happen as dramatically. It would stubble but it would turn on. Now that I"m back from the holiday my car had it's dramatic scene again just like the first time. Help?!?
I did not use the A/C during the winter break. Why would I? However, I did use the heater and it worked perfect. Now Jan 2010, It got hot so i turned on the A/C and the car did exactly what it did at the gas station only this time it shook off while on and then gave me the trying to turn on problem.
What could this be?
What do i need?
Where should i take it?
I routinely get an oil change for specifically high mileage (Castrol) BUT i've never said yes when Wal Mart asks if i want to change out my air filter.
#585 of 609 Re: Door lock issues [capt4]
Feb 07, 2010 (1:35 pm)
My daughter has an 03 Optima that the driver side door lock stopped working intermittently until if failled completely and had to be replaced.
I have an 04 Optima and my driver door lock is beginning to fail. It has stopped locking/unlocking all the other doors, locks automatically when bumped or door shuts, etc.
Eventually, I will buy a new mechanism and replace this one myself.
#586 of 609 Re: Door lock issues [jim451]
Feb 07, 2010 (9:32 pm)
This seems to happen to many of the 03 and 04 Optimas as well as seat belts that
do not recoil back. It should be reported to the National Transportation Safety Board. If a lock does not work properly and you are in an accident this is a very
serious safety issue
I hope the people who are on this board and blog report this to the dealers and
the government safety agency. You will also find left rear tail lamp bulbs burn out far to often on the 03/04's There are also many crankshaft sensors going bad on all Kia's 03/04 from low to higher miles. The lower mileage cars, are of course, warranteed.
All in all the Kias are decent cars for the money. But the dealers are not as
good as the cars. Find a reput
#587 of 609 Kia Quirks
Feb 07, 2010 (9:33 pm)
A Reputable dealer of service center who knows the cars
The 03 /04 seems to have the Mitsubishi engines in them
#588 of 609 Re: 01 Kia Optima Headlights [preston1]
Mar 10, 2010 (4:22 pm)
I was told this is a wiring problem and they can replace the wiring for 325 a headlight but it is the same wiring and it may go out again. That is what I was told.
#589 of 609 Kia Optima '01 Alternator/Charging
Apr 04, 2010 (6:20 pm)
Recently got an '01 Kia Optima V6, charge lite came on while driving, after a look under the hood, all connections seem to be good, battery is only 18 months old, BUT alternator has a heavy coating of power steering fluid on it, indicating a leak nearby. How hard, and how long should a alternator take to change, and how much should a used one cost, VS new? PS leak hopefully will be fixed before this repair is done, or at same time, assuming it too is not too costly or hard. OR, is this or both an item a shop should do? Thanks for any help offered. Jackson
Jun 06, 2010 (11:03 am)
I have a 04 Magentis(optima in the us) EX with the 2.7 V-6 & 60,000 miles. The A/C blows ice cold air but when i am at a stop in gear at idle the car shakes badly & rpm,s fluctuate. If I turn off the A/C or out the car in drive or nuetral the idle smooths right out.
#591 of 609 Re: Kia Optima '01 Alternator/Charging [kiaoptimaowner]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:20 pm)
My Optima has about 145,000 miles and I was told by an electric shop that the alternators on our optima was built very well, I asked about it when I went through the first and only service done on the car (except for oil changes 7500-10000+ miles) at 130000 miles. I changed out the timing belt, water pump and thermostat. Oh, at 75000 i changed out the struts, great car so far. Had the car lock receiver fixed under warranty and the only other issue is the driver door has to be manually unlocked with a key? I had the car tinted last year and noticed the defogger/deicer doesn't work, but the a/c defogs the car fairly quickly.
#592 of 609 Re: 04 optima a/c issues [turksteritis]
Jun 08, 2010 (5:21 pm)
take it to a shop, maybe the belt is slipping or the compressor is the problem, could be anything!