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Why does my car vibrate and noisy at red light and stop sign

I have kia rio 2002 The problem is vibration and noise when car `s staying at red light or stop sign
I am at a stop sign or stop light with the car in Drive (automatic trans), a loud vibration sound can be heard and also felt in the steering column and the brake pedal. As soon as I press on the gas pedal again, the vibration goes away. The only other way to reduce the noise is to place the car into Neutral.Spark plugs have been replaced one week ago ,engine mounts ok .Do you have any idea? i have the same problem. have had 3 mechanics work on it. even the kia dealership. they say they can't fix. new motor mounts, new throttle position sensor, new upper o2 sensor, new plugs and wires, dealership said engine fuel trim was at factory specs, they tried new pre converter pipe, but it did not fix. mounts and pipe are what manufacturer recommends. they thought maybe ac....but i took ac belt off and no difference.....took off crankshaft belt and vibration disappeared, so checked pulleys.....water pump pulley had play....so put in new water pump, timing belt, timing idler pulleys.....still have the problem. how do you check if it is transmission.

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  • jbrenn7000 Mar 16, 2009

    think you've got a point there, was thinking myself possible engine out of balance or u joint or something like that. dont know if there is such on those.....anyhow, thanks

  • jbrenn7000 Mar 16, 2009

    thanks for your advice

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    2007 ford mustang vibration when at light or stop sign. took to dealership a few times and they replaced motor mounts and did some other work and still did not fix the problem. i recently talked to someone who had the same problem and they said it was something called the cadillac converter that was broken.

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My rio kia bought on from uyi technical dealer in benin city, edo state of nigeria only 4 months ago is vibrating with noise while driving. The noise is noticed by other road users even in motion, making a very loud noise or sound that is highly embarrassing. The dealer mechanics have checked more than twice yet no result, instead the hub bearing is observed; tyres are turn over yet the noise persists.

What do think is resolution to the problem? pls help me. Vinson- kvinson3000@yahoo.com

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03 kia rio sputters while driving, looses power while accelerating, drive light on dash board flashes, do the kias have a mass air flow sensor???

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  • aprillm44 Mar 28, 2011

    Yes they do have a mass air flow sensor. I replaced mine after it caught in fire about 6 years ago. I am having problems with mine loosing power and sputtering after acceleration. I have charged battery and still having problems. At first I would have trouble getting it to turn back over when it would die, as if the battery were dead. Did you ever figure out your problem? Mine is a manual.

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Sounds to me.. that engine was designed out of Balance. Or the tranny is not allowing enough slip while stopped and idling.. Probably a design flaw.. Thanks.

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    Tommy Moore Mar 11, 2009

    Sounds to me.. that engine was designed out of Balance. Or the tranny is not allowing enough slip while stopped and idling.. Probably a design flaw.. Thanks.

  • Tommy Moore
    Tommy Moore Mar 17, 2009

    This is a total waste of my time.. Im outta here

  • Tommy Moore
    Tommy Moore Mar 17, 2009

    This is a waste of time.. Im goin back to my real job.. LAter

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