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My 2004 kia optima driver side front make a roaring noise while its rolling


Sounds like you have a wheel bearing problem. Jack up the front end so wheels are off the ground. put your hand on the spring on the strut then turn the wheel with the other hand. If the bearing is bad you will feel the vibration/rough spot in the spring. Noise will get louder or diminish when you peed up or slow down.

Apr 05, 2014 | 2004 Kia Optima

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2006 kia optima key stuck in park will not release the key


Grab steering wheel firmly and turn it just a bit (try it both ways) while turning key to left. It will release the key. Sometimes you have to play with it a bit ( turn to left or right on both key and steering wheel).

Feb 05, 2013 | 2006 Kia Optima

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Are the rear wheel bearings of my 2008 kia optima pressed?


Any shop can press bearings or an
auto parts store

Do you really want to part with extra money at
a dealer, ever, in your life time?

I wouldn't take a new car there except for warrantee work

Jan 30, 2013 | 2008 Kia Optima

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We removed an alternator from kia optima but we can't get it out from the hood. tried above and tried the wheel well. any other options


You may have to take it out from under the car. A lot of the front wheel drives are like this. Not familiar with the Kia but almost sure you will need to remove from the bottom.

Dec 26, 2011 | 2003 Kia Optima

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Can I replace the front wheel bearings myself? 2003 Kia Optima V6


You would have to remove the shaft from the hub carrier and need a few tools including a press to remove the bearings.If you haven`t done something like this before it would be best if you get help.

Nov 15, 2010 | 2003 Kia Optima

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Do you have a diagram for a 2006 kia optima serpentine belt?


  • Remove and isolate the keys from the ignition so the Optima cannot be accidentally started up during the belt replacement repair. Remove the hubcap and then crack the front passenger wheel nuts with a lug wrench. Just loosen the nuts and do not remove them.
  • Open the hood of the optima and then lift the passenger side front quarter with a floor jack. Place jack stand under the front frame rail to safely and securely support the minivan. Leave the floor jack in place, but allow the weight of the minivan to rest on the jack stand. Remove the wheel nuts and then the wheel.
  • Remove the inner wheel well splash shield. Depending on when and where optima was manufactured, a variety of retaining devices may be in place. Some plastic retaining clips can simply be unseated by prying them with a screwdriver; others may have a small plastic screw which will need to be unscrewed a quarter inch to contract the clip and then be pried out. Yet other retaining devices may include metal screws that will need to be unscrewed with a screwdriver.
  • Locate the outer belt tensioner pulley near the alternator--in towards the lower front portion of the engine--revealed by the removal of the splash shield.
  • Loosen the center bolt of the tensioner pulley with a hand wrench. Parallel to the engine, locate the tension adjuster bolt (located on the tensioner pulley) and turn it counterclockwise to release tension on the belt with a hand wrench. Turn it enough to allow wiggling movement of the tensioner pulley. If necessary, loosen the tensioner pulley bolt some more to remove the belt from the pulleys.



  • Aug 07, 2010 | 2006 Kia Optima

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    Front passenger wheel makes a rubbing noise while


    1) Wheel mis-aligned.
    2) Suspension failure.
    3) Shot bearing.
    4) Inner wheel arch cover come adrift.
    5) Something stuck in wheel arch.

    Jul 04, 2010 | 2004 Kia Optima

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    2002 Kia Optima. Replacing manual clutch, pressure plate, and clutch bearing. Do you have procedure manual. Thanks Bill


    in a front wheel drive car you need to first disconnect all sensors take off wheels take off controll arm,half shaft, ball joint, front,side,and rear motor mounts remove front exhaust pipe, change control rod, stationary control rod, unhook battery, remove joint shaft, starter, tie rod end, right and left axle..... there is a lot of disassemble but if you are ready for the job then go to autozone.com sign up its free then click on repair manuals you will find all of your info there....good luck

    May 24, 2010 | 2004 Kia Optima

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    Need help replacing front hub


    Here's the steps....getting some pics for you....hang on a minute or two.

    Front Hub Removal & Installation To Remove:
    1. Remove steering knuckle.
    2. Using a suitable slap hammer, remove wheel hub assembly.
    3. Using a suitable bearing press, remove outer bearing, oil seal, outer bearing race and preload spacer.
    4. Remove inner oil seal, inner wheel bearing and inner bearing race.
    NOTE: It is not necessary to remove dust cover (back plate).
    To Install:
    1. Using a suitable bearing press, install bearing races in steering knuckle.
    2. Pack the bearings and hub area with lithium grease.
    3. Install inner bearing in steering knuckle.
    4. Lubricate lip of NEW inner seal and press seal into knuckle.
    5. Install preload spacer into bore.
    6. Install outer bearing into bore.
    7. Lubricate lip of NEW outer seal and press seal into knuckle.
    8. Using an appropriate tool, support inner wheel bearing and press wheel hub into knuckle with a force of 2500kg.
    9. Install NEW inner seal.
    10. Install knuckle assembly.

    May 13, 2009 | 2004 Kia Rio

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