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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Car does not start.
Hi there In most cases, this problem is an indicator of a faulty or dirty fuel injectors or fuel filter that needs to be replaced. If the engine cranks multiple times but doesn't ignite until after a few attempts, it's...
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No dash lights, back right tail light is out, no parking lights. Brake lights work though as does head lights.
Hi there. In many cases, when you have electrical problems like you're describing, it's caused by multiple electrical component failure. It's likely that a few electrical relays are not working; especially if you have systems that utilize the same components...
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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...
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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...
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I need to fix my ac
The expansion valve is within the evaporator and the evaporator is under the dash. Considerable disassembly is required to access the valve. However, the valves don't go bad that often. It's a rather simple part mechanically speaking and so a...
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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...
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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 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 fluid,...
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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....

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