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Please the check engine light of my kia sorento stays on. Two of my catalytic convertersget red hot. My vehicle also emits a whistling sound on throtling and my vehicle power is so low. Please i need your advice and suggestion.

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I'm not certain on the newer vehicles like this but this was a common problem on the older cars when the catalytic converter got clogged. Sometimes due to age and wear the converters would build up n just get stuck. If so, you may need to have them replaced at a muffler shop.

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: CODE P0441

most likely the carbon canister fresh air vent is plugged with a spider web or dirt, the other option is the electric purge control solenoid is defective.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: kia engine codes

I f you dont have a code reader try disconnecting the neg (black) side of the battery and let it stay for about 10 min this should re boot computer

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The 1st time my 04 Sorento got stuck in 4WD low it was towed to dealership & they claimed it was the switch. Six months later, while on a camping trip, got stuck again. The local tow truck driver saved me hundreds of dollars in towing costs. Put it in reverse for at least 10-20 feet. That's it! He said that he found this to be a common problem. I later asked my dealership why they failed to mention this solution to me. They replied that they thought I knew! Spread to word!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2OO7 Kia Sorento check engine light on, wont start

Throttle Position Sensor TPS needs to be set adjusted properly.

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SOURCE: 2001 Kia Optima

P1529 and P0720 does not seem to be understood.

P0715 means Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction.

P0118 means Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input.

For more understanding visit:- http://www.troublecodes.net/Kia/

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Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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