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Why is my brake pedal going all the way down to the floor?
If you are having to refill the brake fluid from it getting low and the brakes go to the floor means you have a leak in the brake system somewhere. You may have a broken brake line, leaking wheel cylinder...
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Shaking and vibrations
Hello. Shaking can be caused by many things. If the transmission mount was recently replaced then I would also take a look at the engine mounts to see if any of them also need to be replaced. Worn or damaged...
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Cylinder 3 misfire
Hello there, many faults will cause a cylinder 3 misfire with your 2005 Kia Spectra. You have done great in replacing the spark plugs first as this is the most likely cause. There are a few other potential causes such...
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2006 Kia spectra stops shifting seemingly randomly.
Hi there. The transmission may have a failed harness or a failed computer (TCM). With having all of the shift solenoids and the torque converter clutch not functioning correctly, then there is a connection error. Remove the harness to the...
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I have questions about my 2009 kia spectra's CEL and the codes I had read. Car run's good and was running good when light came on.
Given the three codes, a known issue with sensor wiring in that vehicle (to be discussed momentarily), and only 89,000 miles on the engine, I would judge the likelihood of sensor failure to be "average". That is, there are lots...
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I can shift gears but it will not engage..just started slipping recently
As you know, the clutch transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position, or when gears are changed while the car is moving. Most...
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A part fell off, can't tell what part it is, but i can show picture. is that possible?
Hi there. With no knowing what part came off and the little information that is giving, all that I can suggest is look under the vehicle and see what part have came off. If you have the part, take it...
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My CV axle won't go in due to a metal piece in transmission.
Hi there. Check the CV shaft and see if the retainer clip is on the end of the splines. If the retainer clip is missing, then the clip fell off inside the transmission. Get a flashlight and a pair of...
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Wont start right away, won't turn over, lights come on, eventually works.
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your starter solenoid may be faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has...
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Power steering cost and repair.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of diagnosing the power steering system and the cost to repair the power steering system on a 2009 Kia Spectra with a L4-2.0 engine.
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car code
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0170 means that your engine computer (PCM) has had to adjust the fuel trim (fuel supply), high or low, but to the extent that the adjustment is out of the "normal" range. This adjustment that the PCM...
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thumping noise on front passenger side of 2008 kia spectra
First thing to check is the condition of the tires. Make sure nothing is lodged in the tread that can cause a thumping as well as the overall condition of the tires. A broken/shifted belt in a tire can cause...
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with a 14.5 gal tank, i'm getting about 240 miles, what?????
Your vehicle is EPA rated at 23 MPG in city driving and 30 MPG in highway driving. You have stated that you are able to travel 240 miles and your tank capacity is 14.5 gallons. Assuming that you refill the...
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Car interior/dome lights won't turn on.
Hi there. For the interior lights not working after replacing the battery, first check the switch to make sure that the light is on. If the light is on the door selection and will not turn on, then one of...
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Engine leaking fuel
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a leak that is related to the fuel pressure produced when the fuel system is first primed as you turn the key. When you turn the key to first start the engine,...
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I bought a cv axle with abs for my non abs car
Hi there. I would recommend returning the incorrect CV axle and replace it with the correct item. There are sometimes fitment issues with this component that may cause additional damage to steering or drive line components in your Kia. Always...
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What is the reason for a car to accelerate slowly when pressing the gas pedal?
Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...
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Rear seat belt stuck
Most vehicles are equipped with a locking mechanism in the seat belts that will engage when the vehicle has come to an abrupt stop. It is possible that the locking mechanism on your seat belt has failed. If this has...
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I went to a mechanic today after my check engine light came on! I think the code said either p1034 or p1035 are they same?
The two codes are not the same but do pertain to the same oxygen sensor in the exhaust one is for the signal and the other for the heater circuit not within specifications. Since the code was cleared then you...
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Car not shifting into overdrive.
The problem can be as simple as the transmission fluid and level. Make sure the level and fluid condition (should be a reddish color) are as they should be. If the fluid is not good, there can be mechanical issues...

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