Question about 2004 Kia Optima
I have a 2005 KIA Optima EX with the 8-way power driver's seat, but the seat has had problems. First last year it would not go back, and this year it has stopped going forward but will now go back. I'm confused because all the other adjustments work. Do you think this is a problem with the seat motor, or does it sound like a wiring problem? Have you heard of any other KIA's having the same issue?
My driver seat goes forward and hit and miss going back. It's stuck all the way forward and I can't drive it. What can I do to get it back? HELP!!!!
Posted on Feb 19, 2012
There are numbers of possible causes to your problem. There might be something causing the movable parts to stuck up. It could be the limit switch, or the motor itself. To test the motor, you can connect it directly to the battery then check if the motor runs smoothly. Then reverse the connection and observe if it reverse smoothly. If the motor is OK, then your problem is with the switch...
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 KIA OPTIMA EX
look under the car drivers side. it should be mounted to the frame about mid way under the car. it will be a metal cylinder with 2 lines connected to it. one of the lines will be going to the front and the other will be going to the back of the car.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
There are two bolts located at the bottom part of the rear seats in the front just behind the driver seat and passenger seat, once those bolts are removed you will be able to lift up and out
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
SOURCE: timing belt broke
look at the motor, the side with all the belts, all that stuff has to come off and more not to mention the cam gears have to be set just right. it's a headace for an experinced person.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
klaudie: This car does not really get serviced very often unless there are contaminants in the tank. I checked the Kia factory maintenance schedule and there is NO reference to fuel filter replacement. It seems that many manufacturers are now just putting screens or socks in the tanks before the fuel pump and no longer use fuel filters. KIA just puts a fine screen before the fuel pump. The pump is in the fuel tank which warrants it's removal to access the pump.
A strong word of advise of this engine!!!!!
Do NOT let the timing belt go beyond 60,000 miles. I could find no reference in Kia's maintenance schedule for timing belt replacement. According to them it's a judgment call by the tech! THAT IS TOTAL INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the belt breaks in this engine you will trash the upper end of the motor and be spending big bucks! Nearly all automotive manufacturers had scheduled timing belt replacements at 60,000 miles and suddenly a lot of them just extended the time and distance, but the part numbers, manufacturers and designs didn't appear to have changed. I have had many cars in my shop where people did not heed my warning. Some get lucky and others have to hock their kids fo afford the cost of their negligence.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Electric or manual??? If electric one of the motors has gone out. If the kids were playing with it they may have held the button down causing the motor to spin while the seat was all the way foward and it will just burn the motor up after so long. Also the switch could be bad. Unfortunatley being that its power there is no way to manually move the seat back without the motor turning or removing the seat and spinning the motor sprocket by hand...
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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