There is a belt squeeling when it rains then we got snow and the car died three times today could it be the belt?

Asked by Nov 24, 2014 at 09:57 PM about the 2008 Kia Optima LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The serpentine belt had been squealing so I took it the shop and they sprayed stuff on it
to get it to stop. Yesterday we had rain all day and the belt started to squeal again. Today
we got a very wet snow and the car has died three times today. Twice while turning and
once while slipping on icy streets. Could i6t be that belt or wet spark plugs? Any other

1 Answer


Ok you should never spray anything on a serpentine belt. It might be slipping?

Your Answer

Kia Optima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
    James Warner
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
554 Great Deals out of 53,360 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
766 Great Deals out of 89,440 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota Camry
1,084 Great Deals out of 76,695 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Altima
1,064 Great Deals out of 72,994 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Fusion
909 Great Deals out of 63,202 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Malibu
943 Great Deals out of 52,789 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Maxima
316 Great Deals out of 20,162 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic
555 Great Deals out of 52,396 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Charger
305 Great Deals out of 35,594 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Elantra
540 Great Deals out of 45,809 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Impala
466 Great Deals out of 31,447 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Sorento
432 Great Deals out of 34,857 listings starting at $2,480
Used Mazda MAZDA6
178 Great Deals out of 11,679 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Optima LX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 6,650 listings starting at $13,898
2017 Kia Optima LX For Sale
96 Great Deals out of 1,845 listings starting at $11,999
2016 Kia Optima LX For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 1,253 listings starting at $9,119
2015 Kia Optima LX For Sale
79 Great Deals out of 2,463 listings starting at $7,977
2014 Kia Optima LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 583 listings starting at $6,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.