My 2006 Kia Optima started chugging on my way home tonight.
any Check engine lights?
It did this a few weeks ago. It was really hot outside like over 100 and I had heard that the heat was killing the batteries in cars. After my mechanic could not find anything, I asked about the battery. The car has 134,000 miles on it and it was the original battery so I had it replaced. Now it is chugging again. We live out in the country so I didn't have to deal with any stop lights and just came straight home. My check engine light comes on about once a week and then it goes off for a few days.
Ok, so you will need to have the car scanned, as the cars computer has stored a code since the light was on, even intermitent. This code will point you in the right direction to a solution. Either your mechanic or a local auto parts store can read the code for you. If you want, post what that is here and we can help further. It will be a 4 digit code.
thanks so much!
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