Question about Kia Cars & Trucks
There is basically three reasons why an engine overheats.
1. There is insufficient coolant circulation through the radiator.
2. There is insufficient cooling air flow through the radiator - or a combination of both.
3. Due to certain circumstances there is insufficient coolant.
There first of these circumstances could be a coolant leak. The second could be combustion gas bubbles escaping naturally from the head gasket being unable to find a way to escape harmlessly into the coolant bottle (degassing tank) because the passages for degassing are blocked. In this case the bubbles can build up and displace coolant and can interfere with the correct operation of the thermostat.
When a cylinder head gasket is failing the amount of escaping gas can become too much for the degassing system to cope with.
It is only by systematic checking of those things above will you discover the reason(s) why your engine overheats.
Posted on Apr 15, 2017
Check the coolant level, check the concentration 50/50? check the fan, radiator, thermostat and water pump.
Posted on Apr 15, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When the engine warms up it should be fine.
Check that you are using the proper oil. Also check if there is a winter oil recommended. Sometimes winter oil is a bit lighter weight and can help keep the ticking noise down or gone all together.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
Please tell your Mom not to buy this car. These vehicles are poorly designed, and are prone to frequent failures. A Toyota RAV4 or a Honda CR-V would be a far better choice.
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
This is a long shot, but try disconnecting the battery for about a half hour then reconnect.
This will reset the computer which may have disabled the car.
I am not aware that this model has a shut off switch like some cars.
So, just my 2 cents.
Posted on Jul 04, 2011
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