1997 Kia Sephia Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Kia Sephia
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1997 Kia Sephia ProblemsBattery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output
After the vehicle has been operated with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning), a weak alternator can cause starting difficulties. In some cases, the original alternator could not sufficiently charge the battery; Kia released a new alternator to fix the problem.
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.
1997 Kia Sephia Questionsmy heater fan sounds like a kids bike with baseball cards in the spokes (1 answer)
I got on the freeway just fine yesterday, then sometime when going 50-55mph through construction, and (trying to) speed back up to 80, it started shaking as if my tires were out of balance. So after I finally got back to town I got my tires balanced and rotated, but I still have that shaking. Hel...
i have idling issues. code po120. however i notice two of the wires, leading to pig tail,of MAS connector, have been spliced. connector has five wires in all. the two that im concern about are black with yellow stripes. i cant tell if who ever spliced into them hooked them together right. idk why...