2004 Kia Optima

Tiny
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  • 2004 KIA OPTIMA
Noises problem
2004 Kia Optima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

when you let off gas at slow speeds and car begins to slow down there is a roughness that comes from the front end
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 9:09 PM

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Tiny
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Does it feel like the engine is missing or there is a problem with the front end?
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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Feels like its coming from the front end or transaxel. When it was cold in the mornings it is rougher
when the suspension is bouncing you can hear and feel the roughness Tonight when I drove on highway it feels and sounds rough Around town its rough when cold but seems to be better when its driven for awhile
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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Is there any noise associated with it? If so, it could be a wheel bearing. Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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No noise, just rough. Let me also add, and I don't know if their related but there has also been a little rough idle. I've had it scoped several times and nothing could be found. Sometimes sitting at a red light with the brake on the idle got rougher. Leave the brake off and the roughness stopped. Didn"t do it all of the time but I noticed it again this morning. Problems seem to be from the front someplace. I know kia had a problem with the steering column vibrating a little. The dealership said it was the nature of the beast.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can think of to check is the tires. Make sure they are worn evenly and there are no shifted belts. You can rotate them to see if the vibration comes from the rear.

As far as the rough idle, check for a vacuum leak. Also, when was the last tune up?
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 10:16 AM
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