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Q: 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 car shuts off in the rain twice when I turned right but restarted it's self, and starts up normally after I park and shut it of
It's not clear if the moisture is related to the shut down. If it is, a likely issue is water intrusion in electrical connectors. Intermittent issues such as this have to be "present" to be able to readily pinpoint them...
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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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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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