Q: Ny xar ia a 2003 kia spectra wuth 178,000 moles on it. The ch

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Ny xar ia a 2003 kia spectra wuth 178,000 moles on it. The check engine light stays on most of the time. When it goes off the car runs smooth. Whe I am driving it will gear down and the chevk engine will come back on.

My car has 178000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Since the Check Engine Light is coming on I would start by checking the computer for codes. Any codes can assist with diagnosing the vehicle. If there are not any codes then I will usually monitor the sensor readings to see if any of them are reading incorrectly. From what you are saying it sounds like it may need a tune up or may have a failing ignition coil. There are a number of parts that can cause this to occur. If you are planning on having this misfire or hesitation to be checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair this.

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