Question about Kia Rio
I have a Kia Rio, 2013 6 speed automatic. The gearbox changes up to the next gear at ridiculously low revs, and once its in third, the poor little engine cannot cope without the revs and associated torque. quite simply it labours badly. But, you cannot get it to kick down a gear unless you go to nearly full throttle. How can I remedy this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi there, no you are not going to need a new transmission. what is happening is probably one or two things. the transmission fluid is low or the transmission control solenoid is acting up. good luck and appreciate your question
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
have you had any transmission services done yet? like a flush sounds like a sticking solenoid but very hard to say with out looking into it please rate -jeff
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: Audi TT
I am by no means a car expert. My experience is based only on past experience not just with my 2003 audi tt but other cars as well.
What you describe may be your transmission slipping. You should have it checked out asap before you need to have the flywheel cut--I had that happen on another car and it was very expensive to have repaired.
My tt also has some brake problems which cause it to stutter when I get close to a full stop.
The best of all though is the recall of our cars for replacment of the timing belt--according to my dealer a $1700 job.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
SOURCE: low/poor idle
Here is what you need to do, a cleaning of the intake throttle blade and the idle speed control air-bypass valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours,
Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Well, there are a number of questions that come to mind from a routine maintenance perspective.
Seeing that it is a 1991, has the transmission ever been serviced. A complete oil change out and filter replacement should be done every 50K miles or so.
Let me know how many miles you have and if you plan on keeping the vehicle.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
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