2001 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Kia Spectra

2001 Kia Spectra Problems

Kia Issues New Alternator to Replace Weak One

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.

Windows not working due to bad window motor

2001 Kia spectra driver window won't go up and down. The same problem with 2002 Kia sorento driver rear window motor went also

Use Only Kia Approved Transmission Fluid

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

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2001 Kia Spectra Questions

When driving the car it gets to around 10-15mph then it wont go any faster. does that mean the transmission is going out or could it be a sensor? (1 answer)

just bought the car and it seems to have no power (wouldnt even drive up the ramps onto my car trailer) and only gets to about 15mph then wont go faster like maybe it isnt shifting into the next gear. would that be the whole transmission or would that be a sensor or something? i have no knowledge...

Fair price to get turn signal changed on 2001 kia spectra gs 4 cylinder (1 answer)

How do I get the corroded nut off my car battery from the positive cable? (1 answer)

I took out the old battery and the and the nut on positive cable was so corroded.When I was trying to get the nut off it snapped off leaving the nut still stuck.How do loosen the nut?

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2001 Kia Spectra Reviews

Nothing but problems for me with my '01. Spark plugs & wires have been replaced 3+ times since I got the thing in '04 - '05. CV joint is about to be replaced for 2nd or 3rd time.

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