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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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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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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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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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Why did my 'E' brake and battery light came on at same time?
The battery light will come on when the event that the battery is no longer being charged. The 'E' brake (parking brake) light comes on when the fluid is low in the master cylinder or there is a pressure difference...
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The timing belt jumped is the mileage to high to be worth fixing.
If the damage, if there is any at all, is limited just to the valves, all you have to do to fully resolve that is install a remanufactured cylinder head. A remanufactured head for your vehicle costs roughly $500, if...
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When turnining and going over bumps I hear a knocking sound from front end
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. A knocking noise such as that should be related to your suspension or Drive-train not your brakes. It could be a worn CV axle causing the sound but it is more likely...
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While driving and making a right turn, the wheel stops in its tracks until I turn it back straight then all is well 2007 Kia Spectra
Hi there - I suspect you have a damaged Constant Velocity (CV) joint on the right front wheel (outer joint). The joint is locking up when turning to the right, and won't transmit power to the wheel. Other symptoms from...
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On occasion my car won't start and all the dashboard lights light up, but the dome light and headlights light up.
When it comes to a starter solenoid failing, the battery power from the starter solenoid will back travel to the ignition switch causing all kinds of problems. Replacing the starter will cure all or most of the issues. If the...
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Should I buy a car a 2005 kid spectrum with the timing tensioner needing to be replaced
The timing belt tensioner on any engine should be replaced whenever the timing belt is replaced. A tensioner that needs replacement is not really a reason to pass this vehicle by if it is in good condition and the price...
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2006 kia spectra, temperature gauge not working
With regard to the temperature gauge, the fault there could be due to the sending unit (which is the temperature sensor), the receiving unit (the dash gauge), the fuse or the circuit wiring. To resolve an issue such as that,...
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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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