Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1t2jd76js:173:8

Q: Kia Spectra cannot downshift normally in D

asked by on

I have a Kia Spectra 2003 with the 1.8 engine. What happens is the car won’t downshift normally, when it is in D. This means when I start the car, it won’t go forward and I have to put it in gear two. What could it be?

A: I’ve seen this happen all of the time. When...

I’ve seen this happen all of the time. When that happens, it means that your transmission is starting to wear out inside. Often, it’s a problem with the pump inside starting to wear. So what you want to do is start by changing the filter and fluid and put in new fluid, and one quart of Lucas automatic transmission additive and a lot of time that will solve the problem.

If that doesn’t solve the problem then you have some serious problems and you are going to have to get a mechanic check it for you with a dealer-level scan tool or do some testing. They will be able to diagnose your shifting issue and make a repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do you check the transmission fluid?

Keeping an eye on your transmission fluid is vital. While you should follow Ford’s recommendations on scheduled services, you should also make sure you monitor the level of fluid in the transmission to prevent potential serious damage. Here’s what you...

Q: Bad gas mileage

Hello there. A decrease in fuel milage can be attributed to a few different faults. The most common causes are leaking fuel injectors, oxygen sensors, coolant temperature sensors, vacuum leaks or exhaust leaks. A qualified technician, such as one from...

Q: Transmission fluid comes up out of the transmission vent tube attached to the transmission dipstick tube

Hi there. Fluid seepage out of the vent tube can sometimes be normal, but can also be caused by overfilling. Has a service been performed recently? Perform a fluid level and condition inspection by having the engine at idle, on...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.