2004 Kia Rio knocking sound when engine gets hot


Asked by Aug 31, 2015 at 06:16 PM about the 2004 Kia Rio Base

Question type: General

2 Answers


What happens as the oil get hot in the engine it can lose its lubricity and any part that is marginal may start to act up. Not a fix, just a patch, change you oil and use a slightly thicker oil, and add some Lucas oil additive. Good Luck


As the oil heats up, it gets thinner- wouldn't surprise me if you have worn engine bearings- but I would have to hear the "knocking sound" to tell you for sure- but it "sounds" like it's time for a new car- and something other than a Kia, please-

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Rio Questions

Kia Rio Experts

#1 abcdef8
Reputation 530
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 450
#3 flippinthemadstyles
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,417 Great Deals out of 66,767 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Kia Rio5"
8 Great Deals out of 1,415 listings starting at $4,999
Used Kia Optima"
595 Great Deals out of 31,765 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Accent"
261 Great Deals out of 14,632 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Elantra"
829 Great Deals out of 51,289 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus"
1,171 Great Deals out of 56,883 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Sorento"
562 Great Deals out of 35,470 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry"
1,591 Great Deals out of 98,036 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Sentra"
871 Great Deals out of 49,466 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Sonata"
956 Great Deals out of 51,699 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fiesta"
255 Great Deals out of 17,112 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Kia Rio For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 3,148 listings starting at $8,995
2015 Kia Rio For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 720 listings starting at $7,990
2014 Kia Rio For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 452 listings starting at $6,495
2013 Kia Rio For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 649 listings starting at $5,470
2012 Kia Rio For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $5,000