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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2011 Optima with a manual transmission and 125K miles, with a lot of that being highway miles. Just recently I started having issues with shifting gears. It doesn't seem to be slipping at all, I just can't shift into gear easily. It gets better when I pump the clutch a bunch...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey folks. Just wondering what people think about the dual clutch transmission in the 1.6l turbo in the 2019 optima ex? It is anco completely different technology as compared to traditional transmissions. I would think the lack of transmission fluid is pretty cool. But the tranny cutches could...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ok guys, I thought it best I describe events in full, as it happened….. Optima 2012 1.7 CRDi, so I'm hoping clutch works in pretty much the same way on diesel and petrols :D Car has been fine, but then started getting harder to get into gear, mainly second, especially when changing down...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, need to figure out what to do about this issue. My LX experiences intermittent clutch shudder when starting from a complete stop. This clutch shudder gets worse the longer the car sits (like over the weekend). It usually feels better during more frequent usage. When it is bad, it...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    It's been a LONG time since I've been on here. But here's an update from me and my Optima: "So for those who are unaware, my car is down for the count. Time to take some gambles on a new clutch. Long story short, Friday night with around 147,000 miles on my Optima, the slave cylinder took a...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I am really interested in getting a 2016 kia optima lx turbo, however I am not too familiar with dual clutch transmissions. Has Kia used this transmission in their past optima models, if yes are there a lot of failures compared to their 6 speed automatic. Do dual clutch transmissions require...
  7. The Service Center
    So, I'm owning a Kia Optima with manual transmission, and recently I experienced somethings weird with the clutch pedal. When I was driving to work and pressed the clutch pedal down to shift gear, just as usual, I heard a loud noise of something snapping or breaking. Since then, the the clutch...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Forgive my abbreviated profanity, but I am besides myself on this one. Car has 35k on it and the clutch is buzzing and making noises as if several clutch fingers have broken off inside of it. My last car was a VW, 60k miles on it, learned to drive stick on it, and clutch was perfect when I got...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    For those with the manual, are you finding the clutch pedal to be well designed? That is, is there good pedal feedback, or does it seem vague, numb, hard to feel when the clutch reaches the friction zone? This feedback of course is in part dependent on what car you're coming from too. If your...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2004 Optima and I have a problem with my clutch. When it's hot outside, the clutch starts to progressively stick to the floor. I have two possible theories, but still haven't figure out what's wrong: 1- problem with the clutch master cylinder, that loose pressure when the oil inside the...
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