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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various automobiles at a dealer and independently.
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My 2011 kia optima stop running im sitting on side of road :

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My 2011 kia optima stop running im sitting on side of road
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Customer: I was driving and it was like the car did not want to switch gears it was like I mean it was like I couldn't speed up and then it just stop it just shut down
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

This sounds like the engine has stalled out with this issue here.This can commonly be caused by a fault with a faulty fuel pump needing replaced.This can cause the engine to slow down to a stop like this.

Spark and fuel pressure will have to be tested by a shop or person that has a fuel pressure test gauge and a spark tester to then diagnose further from here to see if the pump or an ignition component needs replaced.Unfortunately I do not have any tricks or any procedures that can be done to help get the engine started again for now.You may have to wait to have it towed as soon as a tow company can tow it and it may be best to have it towed to a repair facility to have these items tested.

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Thanks Pete