2000 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2000 Kia Spectra

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2000 Kia Spectra Problems

Check Engine Light On, Engine Runs OK

The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault with the front oxygen sensor when no fault exists. Replacing the electrical connections at the oxygen sensor with a repair kit available from Kia will commonly fix this problem.

Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output

The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning). A new, more powerful alternator and reprogramming of the powertrain computer will commonly correct this problem.

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2000 Kia Spectra Questions

P301 code, rough idle with some power loss on acceleration blinking CEL plz help (1 answer)

The items i have changes this far are as follows:

fuel filter
air filter
plugs gaped .028-.032
plug wires
4 fuel injectors
Crank Shaft Sensor
Timing belt and bearings
I not only have changed all of this I have searched diligently for vacuum leaks, and or broken wires, etc I ...

when i start the engine in the morning,i heard voices with valve system (2 answers)

when the care become hote the voice will go,i use some material for cleaning the valve system but the problem still there

having to keep adding brake fluid but can find no evidence of a leak. (1 answer)

started off about once a week, but now has gotten more frequent. the dash warning light goes off when it is added but it's using more and more now. I do not see a leak on the ground however.

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2000 Kia Spectra Reviews

based on 3 customer reviews
I bought my 2000 KIA Spectra from another person who lied to me about all the problems wrong with it ( not unexpected just annoyed), I put in a new transmission, timing belt, and brakes from lines to rotors to drums and now it has no power, I can go around town with no problems but when I get on the interstate it will not shift until 4500 rpm then the speed drops when I go up a hill. I am not s...
run fine but idles and shake rough when in drive or reverse. what is the problem?
Very basic accesories, and several problems poppping up all over the car.

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