1996 Kia Sephia Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Kia Sephia

1996 Kia Sephia Problems

Automatic Transmission
If the engine won't crank or cranks but does not start, the flex plate between the engine and transmission may be cracked. A cracked flex plate will cause an erratic cranking signal to the powertrain computer.

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1996 Kia Sephia Questions

I got it used, I changed the sparkplugs, I put in new rotor, distributor cap and wires. I took the old wones out but I forgot to write down where each one was supposed to go on the distributor cap. I that why it's not running well?? I pushed the rotor as much as I can and its making contact....

car just quit running. Pulled distributor cap and rotor is not turning. Do I have to replace the distributor? How hard is it to do?

How do you release the tension on the power steering a/c unit? What bolts need to be loosened? And where are they located because I couldnt find them?

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1996 Kia Sephia Recalls

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.

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1996 Kia Sephia Reviews

I have a 1996 Kia Sephia GS, I bought it in 2008 for $1,200. It had 54,000 original miles on it at the time I bought it. It currently has 65,000 miles on it. It needed to have the alternator replaced when I bought it (the previous owner told me that it was not charging right and it was a bad alternator, or battery). He had fully charged the battery with his battery charger, which enabled me to ...

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