My 04 kia is running hot and smoking but radiator is topped off with coolant

Angela Peavey

Asked by Sep 21, 2014 at 09:57 PM about the 2004 Kia Optima EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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What color is the smoke? I hope it's not white. Have you changed the radiator cap and thermostat? How is it running? Dose it run ruff?

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