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Car not accelerating - 2007 Kia Spectra
Hi. This sounds like you have a bad throttle position sensor or idle air control valve is going bad. Both of these sensors can cause the car to stall at low speeds and have trouble accelerating. These sensor help read...
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Car won't stay started - 2006 Kia Spectra
Hello. This may be caused by a failing voltage regulator. As you know, this is a unit that monitors and regulates the alternator charging of the battery. When this is not working properly, it may overcharge or undercharge your battery...
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I hear a water sloshing sound when I start and when I stop the car
Hi there. Getting a second opinion is always advisable when it comes to working on your vehicle. The sloshing sound you hear, when your vehicle starts, most likely is air trapped in the heater core. The solution to this problem...
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Car got heated up. Need to know if required any parts to be changed? 2003 Kia Spectra
Hello - your description of the coolant ("rusty water") suggests that the cooling system has not been well maintained. Rust and debris of any kind in the cooling system indicates corrosion and poor cooling efficiency. I would recommend flushing the...
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Possible transmission issue?
HI. This does sound like a transmission problem and there are things you try before replacing the transmission. The first thing you could do is flush the transmission fluid and a transmission additive that helps with poor shifting. This may...
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When I went to change the timing belt there were 25 teeth were missing but it didn't jump time - how is this possible?
Not all the teeth need to be present in order for the pulleys to turn. However, the only way to tell if the cam and crankshaft were really in the right position relative to one another is to line them...
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Bounces up and down over little bumps
Excessive bouncing is caused by worn out or leaking shocks and struts. Go to each corner of the vehicle and push down and let go of the car. It will bounce more than once then that shock or strut is...
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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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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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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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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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Air hissing sound - 2002 Kia Spectra
Hi - air hissing sounds like you describe could have several causes. A leak in the engine intake system, a leaking power brake booster (brake pedal harder to press?), or something rubbing on the engine accessory belt can all cause...
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He wanted $2900, he came down to $2400. Is it a good deal? Is there anything wrong with this year if Kia cars?
When purchasing a vehicle, you want to do a research on the vehicles in that general area and see what the main maintenance problems that the vehicles have. If the seller drops 500 off of the price, then the vehicle...
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My 2006 Kia will not start.
Hi there. If your engine stalled out and will not restart for the computer thinking that the transmission is in gear when its in park, then the transmission position switch (sensor) needs replaced. The switch (sensor) lets the computer know...
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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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