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I've got a Kia Carens 2006 and I have noticed that when I turn on the heater white smoke and some oil comes out of the exhaust which also smells. Can anyone suggest what is causing this?

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Have the sedona scanned at an AutoZone or similar place and ask for code. they will not tell you whats wrong with it but they will give you a code. You can go from there. You can come back and tell us what the code is .

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SOURCE: 2002 KIA Sedona Overheating

most likely, replace thermostat .

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SOURCE: kia sedona 2.9 diesel black smoke exhaust

Black smoke from exhaust means engine getting to much gas.

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SOURCE: My Kia Carens (2005) has

You can go to and register for full free online repair manual for this car. Register, login, choose year, make, model, view repair guide.
Or go to google ebooks to view chilton repair manuals.
or view here:

Here is instructions to install key fob:

and more

1. Open driver's door. Turn ignition to "ON" position.

2. Locate the programming button on wiring harness pigtail. It is behind the left side of the center console (to the right of the gas pedal). It is next to the RKE module. (feel around under the plastic wall)

3. Press and hold the programming button for 15 seconds. The horn will sound 3 times when it enters programming mode.

4. Press the lock button on the transmitter. The horn should sound once to confirm the transmitter. Repeat for any additional transmitters. You apparently can have up to 4 transmitters.

5. Turn ignition to "OFF" and test transmitters.

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SOURCE: 2006 Kia Sorento 4X4, Diesel. Starts right up

i would check all the basics like spark plugs and check for vacuum leaks around the intake manifold.With a can of 2+2 carb cleaner while engine is running --if idle goes up or down that is were your leak is--
check egr too, Lee

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