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Kia Rio, Sedan, Wagon
#584 of 613 Kia Doors
Jul 04, 2008 (8:17 am)
I need to know if the doors of a 2002 Kia Rio four door will fit on a 2001 Kia Rio four door.
#585 of 613 Re: Kia Doors [ole58]
Jul 05, 2008 (6:28 am)
Not to be a smart azz, but ask a body shop from Kia. That is the sure way of finding out, and I really don't think people out here are trading doors, so I don't suppose they would actually know, unless you happen to get one that is a body person. I bet they are the exact same. They could be different, but I doubt it, really. Measure the door dia. and then horiz. and they should be exactly the same, and the thickness of the door, with the guts in the exact same place, (catch, latch, etc.) By the time you read this, you probably could have already found out. I hope someone helps better than this. good luck.
#586 of 613 Re: Kia Doors [rioowner]
Jul 05, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Thanks for the advice rioowner. I did ask and they are the same. My problems are solved. I wish all problems were solved that easily.
#587 of 613 Frustrated with A/C in my Kia Rio Cinco!
Jul 13, 2008 (8:28 am)
Has anyone else had this kind of trouble with their A/C?... I have an '03 Kia Rio and my A/c keeps going out. When I start up my car, it won't blow any air on any of the fan speeds. After I get going faster on the highway, sometimes it will start to work on the highest blower speed only or it will work if I hold in the knob (while steering and shifting gears of course). Now it's working less and less, even while trying to rig it. Last year I took it to the dealership and they said it was a blower switch. After $350.00 and three trips, they finally were able to fix it temporarily. Now it's doing the same thing and I am so frustrated. I don't want to get ripped off at the dealership again. Does anyone have any advice. It's 100 degrees every day and I have an 18 month old baby to keep cool this summer!
#588 of 613 Re: Frustrated with A/C in my Kia Rio Cinco! [jeramieanderin]
Jul 13, 2008 (9:44 am)
Erin: More than likely it is the contacts behind the switch that are making contact occasionally. If you know of anyone mechanically inclined, should be able to take the front off the switch and look at the contacts. They will be worn if this is the problem. Holding in the switch or knob pushes the lead against the lead causing them to work. Possibly adjusting the contact, which should be a strip, small strip on both sides and maybe able to pull them out so they will contact each other better. I had this problem with an older car, can't seem to remember which one or year, but I did this and it worked. It is funny how the dealership could not fix it and charged you an amount way overpriced. Ask Auto Zone if they can help, or the parts house in your neck of the woods. It should be an easy task if it works sometimes. Sorry I cannot be of any better help than that, but that is what it sounds like to me. bob
#589 of 613 Re: Frustrated with A/C in my Kia Rio Cinco! [jeramieanderin]
Jul 13, 2008 (2:03 pm)
I'm afraid my A/C trouble ('02 Rio Cinco) is a bit different from yours--mine works, but smells plasticky and I can't adjust the vents to blast cold air right on my face--when I'm having a hot flash (don't laugh!). I have to lean all the way down and to the right to get enough cold air to stop it--not a good driving position--I never had that problem with my last car (Mazda 323). Note to self: never buy another car without checking that I can blast my face with cold air without having to turn myself into a pretzel!
#590 of 613 Helllllllooooooooo!!!
Jul 15, 2008 (7:15 am)
Does anyone that owns a Kia Rio read these posts any longer? I mean, except for a few here and there? Does no one get involved or have anything to say about their Rio's anymore? I like talking about them, but seems no one else does, unless they have a problem, and then, only one or two answer. Is anyone out there???
Jul 15, 2008 (10:19 am)
Yes, I do read them. Some don't concern me, such as the one above about air conditioning, as I do not have air conditioning. Others do, such as a recent series about timing belt failures, which I read with interest, and intend to act on when my Rio reaches about 50,000 miles. But I had nothing to say that others had not already said. I did contribute to the discussion about gasoline mileage, but that was my only contribution. But yes, I do faithfully read the posts.
#592 of 613 Re: Helllllllooooooooo!!! [rioowner]
Jul 15, 2008 (5:41 pm)
Yes, I do read these posts. I just got my Kia (2002 Cinco) and I, too, read with interest about the timing belt issue--something I've always replaced regularly as clockwork in other cars. I'm not mechanically-minded, but I do want to learn about issues and things to watch for.
Jul 16, 2008 (5:21 am)
Thank you guys or gals for responding. I was beginning to think I was in the twilight zone. So there are people out there that read these posts. Good deal.
I haven't been thru all the posts to read what is happening to these cars, maintenance, belts, timing, and such, so I don't know too much about the cars except what I experience. The timing belt is a big deal? To change it when the car hits approx. 50k? I don't have air on my vehicle ither. I didn't use it when I had it. The air blowing in the windows of my four door are suffient. I got two keys when I bought the car and one was not the right key. I found that out when I tried to carry one and my spouse carried the other. I was locked out. I went to the dealer to find out why and they hadn't a clue. They don't make keys. They sent me three miles away and had one made, which I paid for, said they would reimburse me, but it took them 48 minutes to copy the key. They really didn't know about the Rio's. Six tries to copy the key, and finally they got it right. I went back to the dealer to get my three dollars back, and they asked for a receipt. I had none. Didn't think one was necessary. I had the key. I went off just a wee bit. I drove my gas for a mistake you made, had to wait while they tried to make a key for 48 minutes, and now you won't give me my three dollars??? I went on to say, that is poor bussiness-like professionalism. I talked to the manager, gave him my side, and the salesman that did this, told me to go there, use my gas, my time, he just set over in the corner and never opened his mouth. Not being rude, I just gave them my personal opinion of the way they handled that situation. The manager gave me a free oil change, as he stated, "that is about a thirty dollar gift", and I replied, you wouldn't have to have done that had you been professional about it in the first place. I am probably not well liked at that dearlership. The salesperson that sold me the car no longer worked there. I am not surprised, the way they do bussiness, they probably get under fire alot. I bought the base model. No air, no radio, no power at all. The next step up was 6k more than the base model. You get air, a radio, power locks, power steering, but still have crank windows. I cannot imagine 6k for air and a radio. The power steering is ok, but for 6k more for that stuff, no thanks. The steering is great. No problems unless you are in a tight place, which just stay out of tight places, no problem. There is less to go wrong with it. I put a 85 dollar radio in it. I roll the windows down, I lock the doors with my elbow, and turn the blower on my feet. Not a bad ride for 9990. I still get over 39 mpg and that itself is paying for the car. I traded in a vehicle that got 20 and 21 mpg, so go figure. Nice to see someone is listening. Good day to ya's.