Tip & How-To about Kia Sedona

OIL CHANGE / BEFORE SERVICE

IF YOU DONT MIND GETTING YOUR HANDS DIRTY, DOING AN OIL AND OIL FILTER CHANGE ON MOST CARS IS EASY ,EVEN EASIER IS AN AIR FILTER REPLACMENT, AND WILL SAVE MONEY ON SERVICE COSTS.
IN GENERAL, 40 EURO AND HALF AN HOUR TO DO.
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I have a 99 Buick Regal, it hesitates and even stalls out. I had the oil and filters changed as well as the fuel filter. It is still hesitant and feels like it wants to dye. When I changed the fuel filter it had black residue


A combination of problems could be causing your hesitation/stall issue:
  1. Bad MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor
  2. Bad TPS (Throttle Position Sensor)
Getting a free diagnostic test to pull codes will make narrowing down your problem a bit easier. Most chain auto parts stores will do a complimentary diagnostic test. The most common cause with a car that stalls when warm is the TPS. It controls your idling speed under all conditions. Even replacing the MAF alone doesn't always fix the problem although it may show up as being problematic. The 2 parts basically go hand in hand with your particular problem.

Jul 13, 2011 | 1999 Buick Regal

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I just had oil changed at Xpress Lube. They said I needed my cabin and air filters changed. The filters looked mildly dirty, not even sure they were mine. How often should these filers be changed?


Filters can be deceptive - as well as quickie oil change joints!! While a dirty cabin air filter will not affect your mileage or performance, a dirty air filter will rob you of power and fuel mileage.Modern air filters can take a decent amount of abuse but, if it is a disposable, they can clog up and not LOOK bad. Replacing a disposable air filter with a cleanable air filter ( like K&N or Spectre) will improve your engines performance and lifetime span and is something you can do without paying somebody to do for you.Cleaning your air filter about every 10 oil changes will assure maximum performance. Some will say this is too frequent and very well may be, depending on your local terrain ( dirt roads, sand,farming,city, etc.) and you'll have to be the judge on that. Quickie oil changers make their money on peripherals - filters, additives, etc. and many times will tell you a filter needs changed when it doesn't. The general rule of thumb on filters is this;
If you hold the filter up and look through it at the sun or bright light and see light through it then it is still good, but if lots of junk falls out of it then it's time to replace.

Nov 23, 2010 | 2005 Nissan Altima

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Subaru Outback- maintenance schedule- air filter


if your still making payments on the car and its a dealer schedule servicing make sure you have them replace it.your warranty goes out the window when you dont follow there service plans.if not making payments you can wait.your under milage and you have a newer car i wouldnt worry

Dec 30, 2008 | 2005 Subaru Outback

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fuel-consumption


Drive slower and easier. about 1 or 2 BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT DON'T PASS ANYONE . When you accelerate accelerate nice and easy watch the tachometer try to keep it below 3000 rpm all the way up to your cruise speed nice and easy don't worry about the guy behind you . Brake easy if you are coming to a light take your foot off and coast and try to time the light so its green when you get there. then EASY EASY on the gas keep it under 3000 RPMS all the time you are accelerating.
No special oil no special spark plugs or fancy air filters just factory parts whren you tune up every 3 or 4 years and change your oil about every 3 or 4 years yes 3 or 4 years it wont hurt it a bit just remember to always check the oil and add if it gets 1/2 Qt low. change the fuel filter EVERY EVERY 15,000 MILES fuel injection professional pressure cleaning once a year Air filter when it is dirty, please dont believe all those gimicks out there I have a car we change the oil about every 4 years and it has 350,000 miles no engine work yet runs every day passes emsssions every year no repairs needed fuel filters once a year or 15,000 miles

Aug 05, 2008 | 1996 Chevrolet K1500

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