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I just got a new battery for my car but today my car won’t start when I put keys in it keeps making a clicking noise

Among the possibilities are that the alternator is not properly re-charging your battery and so when you last turned your car off the battery was, unbeknownst to you, discharged; there is a parasitic power draw when your vehicle is off...

Leaking coolant

If you have a coolant leak on your car it can normally be found by observing where it is leaking from to determine what the cause of the leak is. If it is leak from the front of the engine,...

just bought a 2008 kia spectra5 . drove it about 60 miles check engine light came on code is po700, po 755 but shifts fine car run

The p0700 code is more of a general information code, while the p0755 code (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0755-obd-ii-trouble-code-shift-solenoid-b-malfunction-by-valerie-johnston) is much more specific. The p0755 code refers to the 2-4 shift solenoid in the transmission. The code can set due several possible issues. Low...

Cant get brake caliper piston to release.

if you are trying to push back the rear caliper pistons and tried to push back the piston without rotating the piston at the same time then you may have damaged the parking brake mechanism inside the caliper. You should...

Rear windshield wiper broken

For your 2005 Kia Spectra5, if you can hear the motor run without proper wiper operation, then you know a couple things. The switch is working, and the fuse and wiring are okay, too. The problem must be in the...

Stalling dying when stopped

That sounds like a frustrating issue for your 2005 Kia Spectra5! I'm wondering how it runs when you're going down the road and not trying to idle at a stop. If it drives okay, but won't idle, then that's a...

Can't roll up one window

The window regulator and motor are the most likely causes of the window not going down. If you hear the motor running, but the window does not move, then the regulator is broken. If you do not hear the motor,...

Misfire

Other than the spark plugs and wires, components of the fuel system can also cause cylinders to misfire. A loss of compression on a particular cylinder can cause misfires as well. I would recommend having a certified professional run a...

My Check Engine light came on and now I'm having problems with the motor oil, it leaks. 2007 Kia Spectra

Hello - the first task is to see what problem codes are set, causing the Check Engine light to come on. Check oil level as well. Hopefully, the oil leak is not the root cause of the Check Engine situation....

How do you know which cv joint is causing the noise

The noise could be from both sides and you might not need to decide, left versus right, if the rubber boots on the outer CV joints happen to be broken on both sides. The CV joint boots look like 4...

Noise from engine belts

It kinda sounds like the belt on your 2005 Kia Spectra5 may be too loose and is slipping rather than turning the accessories, such as the power steering pump. You may have the wrong belt installed or not have it...

Fuse A/C power windows

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Kia Spectra5. It sounds like those systems may all share that same fuse and one of them is drawing too many amps, or there is a short in the circuit. I wonder...

Blocking shifting into reverse

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2008 Kia Spectra5. The first thing I would do is try shifting it with the engine shut off. Shift it into reverse and through the other gears. If it shifts easily with...

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