Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I have a 2004 Kia Optima and lately when I accelerate there is a popping noise. I can almost feel it as well. At first I thought there was something loose in the truck and hitting up against the side panel. Not the case. Anyone experience this before? If I accelerate slightly, the noise is not very pronounced, maybe even sometimes doesn't make it at all if I am real easy on the acceleration. Thoughts?
Chances are you have an issue with one of the following
1.) Spark plugs and or wires (Boots)
3.) Crank Position sensor (or Blade)
4.) Timing belt may be heading for replacement.
How many miles are on the car?
I recommend having the timing belt replaced at or before the recommended intervals as with theses cars they almost go like clock work.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sounds like you have a wheel bearing problem. Jack up the front end so wheels are off the ground. put your hand on the spring on the strut then turn the wheel with the other hand. If the bearing is bad you will feel the vibration/rough spot in the spring. Noise will get louder or diminish when you peed up or slow down.
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