2002 Kia Optima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 121k miles
I have replaced the following lately:
1) Idle control motor, (question is the idle control valve part of that or is that something separate?
2) Input AND output speed sensors
3) Power steering pump
When my alternator started going bad, I had a rebuilt put in. That one was bad so they put in a second one and then a THIRD! All rebuilt. Since then, here is what my car does.
In the morning when I use my headlights, have a cd in and turn on my a/c, when I am at a stop or almost to a stop, the car will shut off. I put it in gear and restart and it starts fine. I notice the a/c on makes a difference. Also, when this is happening I notice when I depress the brake, the odometer light dims/flashes somewhat and the car just runs rough, almost like it wants to sputter. I did have this happen once when the a/c was not on but usually it is when it is on. Nearing a stop if I turn it off the car feels less like it will die but the a/c is DEFINTELY A TRIGGER TO THIS. I also notice it more when my car sits in the parking lot at work in the afternoon and it is hot already. I have had my transmission looked at by a reputable company intensely, it has been to three different shops/mechanic and hooked up to their computers who all say they cannot find out what is wrong.
Please help! Single mom who needs her only car, cannot afford to buy a new one right now!
have the same problem?
Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 8:50 AM