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  1. The Service Center
    So got a code for the input speed sensor was getting a little jolt when shifting once in a while went ahead and replaced both input and output sensors now it shifts hard in all gears and goes to limp mode in 3rd and stays there. Any idea from anyone ?
  2. The Service Center
    2012 Optima EX. 60,000 miles. When driving at a steady speed, the engine speed will drop to idle. This is clearly felt as the car will slow down and stepping on the gas pedal does nothing for about 3 to 5 seconds, then returns to normal. It does not stall. It does not run rough. The engine...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    MY19 Optima GT cruise control not maintaining speed Hi, We picked up our new Optima GT a couple of weeks ago and have noticed that the cruise control isn't maintaining the set speed very well. On moderate hill climbs it's dropping down by as much as 15kph and then on the downhill run its...
  4. Vendor Deals
    Walmart rolled back prices on about a half dozen small race car kits including the Porsche RSR, Porsche 919 Hybrid, Ferrari 488 GT3, Fiesta M-Sport WRC, and many others! Read more about the sale here:
  5. The Service Center
    2013 Optima SXL has developed a vibration in the steering wheel when braking at highway speeds only. Recently had new wheels and tires installed when this seemed to start. I checked the rotor runout and they were all less than .001”. Going to explain this to discount tire when I have a rotation...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi guys, I have been having some A/C cooling issues at idle and noticed my fan is on but doesnt seen to be as loud or fast as my buddies 12' ex. Is the radiator fan a duel speed fan and if so what controls it and how do i test it. thanks. i have a 11' optima lx
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi all. I am noticing what I can best describe as a “flutter sound” when I am driving 45 or more mph. This when I am at a constant speed, such as driving down the highway and best heard when pushing the gas pedal and the rpms between 2000-4000. I do not hear the sound at idle, low speeds, or in...
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    This has probably been cussed and discussed before, but seriously ... why can I say to my phone, "Navigate to 123 Elm Street, Anywhere", and it almost instantaneously charts a course and tells me how to get there, yet it takes our in-car nav several long minutes and several tedious steps to do...
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Since it was revealed that the 18 Sonata 2.0T is getting an 8 speed automatic. Can we assume that our Optima will also get one? Hyundai Sonata Gets Eight-Speed Auto, New Design | Automobile Magazine
  10. Pictures and Videos
    Day i bought it. 94k on the clock. Current Mods: Magnaflow catback exhaust Injen cold air intake Konig Hypergram 18x8.5" wheels. +45 offset Eibach Sonata Pro Kit lowering springs Truhart lowering struts KDM trunk lip spoiler SX-L steering wheel swap Factory cruise control install SX turbo...
  11. 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...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Got my car back this week. Spent the afternoon at DINO2Ks place. Couldn't have put in the new horns without his expertise! thx bud:thumbsup:
  13. The Service Center
    Hello everyone! I am helping a friend with her 2008 Optima. The car seems to be in some kind of safe mode. The car barely moves without pressing the accelerator to the floor, and is jerky. The computer fault codes are transmission and output speed sensor (2 codes). I'm in the process of...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I recently bought a sick speed horn for my 2013 sxl and I was wondering how people have installed it in the center of their grille like the pictures shown on the optima store website. Does a custom bracket have to be used? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So we just installed sick speed horns in my GFs forte and had me wanting to get some too Wanted to get a sense of which ones would last longer figured a few optima owners have both if not one of these two brands Which ones do you prefer and why ?
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    From what I can see its 152 mph ?Our speedlimit here is 75mph. Everybody runs generally 10-20 miles an hour over that.I've had my car over 110 mph .Will one of these cars run that fast without a govenor kicking in.And if that is so. Does the tires that come on the car have that speed rating.And...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So they finally get around to producing an 8 speed transmission the will be lighter than the current 6 speed we have now but the first cars to get it will be the new Cadenza. This is something that could really improve the economy of the Optima 2.0T, it would have been nice to have it along...
  18. The Service Center
    Hey guys. I have a 2012 SX that is stock with aftermarket tires and wheels. I bought the car two years ago with a branded title due to minor front end collision. All of the repair work was done professionally and looks and functions flawlessly up until the other night. I was making a tight...
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