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Experience:  15 years foreign and domestic shop owner and technician
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Just bought it used. 150000 miles. Check engine and air bag

Customer Question

Just bought it used. 150000 miles.Check engine and air bag light. Also clanks when I shift. Shakes a bit only when I accelerate
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on... Both of them
JA: What is the model of your '148000 Kia?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Amanti
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Also, weird noise when I turn the wheel to the right. It may be down some power steering fluid
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

did you buy this from a dealer? any warranty? have you scanned for codes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Bought from a private seller, no codes yet, no warranty
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

do you have a scan tool?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Was going to buy one tomorrow. Just got the car yesterday.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

The check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.
The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes.

Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes

if you provide me a diagnostic code we can narrow down the cause of failure

Expert:  john aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

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