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08 Kia spectra do I need just the a/c compressor or the kit?
I am not sure what you mean by a kit. I do however recommend replacing the a/c compressor with a new receiver drier and flushing out the entire system and adding fresh oil and refrigerant for the a/c.
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My breaks are going all the way in and not breaking as fast as usual. I have to pump them to make them work properly. My break flu
Hi Krystal. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When you have a brake issue like you've described, it's typically caused by a brake master cylinder problem or air bubbles in the brake fluid lines. If the fluid is low, this can...
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I have a 2007 Kia spectra and it's been sitting for 2 months and my husband just went to started it wouldn't start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that...
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra after I feel it the gas is dropping kind of fast and my check engine lights is on what does that mean?
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. Malfunctions that cause the check engine warning light to illuminate are very varied as to "cause" (i.e., there are hundreds of possibilities) and...
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I recently bought a 2003 Kia spectra with 144k miles on it. It ran fine till one day I started and the check engine light came on
Let me go last to first. If the timing belt has never been replaced, it's been on borrowed time for a long while now and should be replaced as soon as possible. Internal engine damage is very likely if the...
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P0016 code for my vehicle vvt, cam solenoid, crank/cam sensor?
Hi there. In general, the P0016 is the OBD-II generic code indicates that the camshaft position sensor for bank 1 does not correlate to the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. In most cases, the causes include the camshaft timing...
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There's This hose looking thing behind the rotor busted what might it be
Hi there. It is more than likely that the hose thing is a brake line connection from the caliper to the master cylinder. Regardless of what the actual part is called, if your brakes and power steering are not working,...
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Car goes foward in reverse
Hi Charles. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes this issue is a very simple fix - as it's typically an indication of a damaged shift solenoid or minor problem with the gear selection linkage. In other instances, it's a major...
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My car takes too long to start I have to keep my foot on gas pedal to start
Based on your description, it sounds like you may have a clogged fuel filter or a weak fuel pump. I would recommend having your fuel pressure tested at the fuel filter and the fuel rail. If the fuel pressure is...
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra EX. Is the Sending Unit inside the gas tank holding everything on this Kia (fuel filter, fuel pump, etc)
Yes the fuel pump assembly in the tank has the pump, pressure regulator ,sender and filter in one unit replaced as an assembly.
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06 kia spectra loss of power at high rpms clicking noise. started few times after that just did timing belt still won't start
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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My 2005 Kia spectra hit a pothole now the car will only go in reverse will not drive forward
You may have potentially caused some damage to a speed sensor resulting in the vehicle not properly sifting in and out of gear. The transmission speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the transmission. The...
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White Smoke coming from underneath hood, Car is also overheating
If the engine has a leaking water pump or stuck thermostat or other leaks and engine was ran until the temperature went all the way to hot then it may have damaged the engine cylinder head gasket and head and...
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My wife's car a.c. only blows air in the morning. Sometimes it takes 15-30 minute for the air to start blowing.
Hi Mario. Thanks for contacting us tonight about your wife's KIA and the AC issues. Generally speaking, when cool air blows during early morning hours, and then blows warmer as it gets warmer outside, it can be due to a...
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Is there a spring that goes between the head and block on a 2001 kia spectra 1.8l dohc
There are springs in the cylinder head for the valve train and there is a tensioner spring for the timing belt that is removed when you service the cylinder head or block but there is no spring "between" the face...
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Car squeals loudly when turning on and also at times when accelerating with the A.C. on
If the belt is in good condition and is tightened properly, then suspicion falls on the accessories that it is driving. You could be right about the alternator bearings, but it's premature to replace the alternator. It could also be...
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How do i test the speed sensor for my car?
Hi there. I wouldn't doubt that the issues you are having are electrical. However, there isn't a general "test" for voltage on a dash cluster that is completed. Typically a professional mechanic would download stored error codes to determine if...
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Replaced master/slave cylinder and clutch pedal is hard as a rock and won't depress what could it be?
You need to open the bleeder on the slave cylinder to see if the clutch can be pressed down? If it still cannot be pushed down then the problem is in the clutch master cylinder and it is binding. If...
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Squeak from right side of car
It sounds like you may have two separate issues going on here. The squealing noise when turning the wheel is likely related to a squealing belt that may be damaged or not properly adjusted. The squeaking when you are slowing...
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If tbe idle air control valve is bad on a 2001 kia spectra will it not fire
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. As far as I'm aware, a faulty idle control valve will not disable the starter or ignition system, meaning that the engine should crank over, but would likely not start. It's likely that...

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