2001 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Kia Spectra
2001 Kia Spectra Problems
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.
There is a fuel smell under the hood especially in the morning when I start it when it is warming up. The smell is strong inside the car also. I have found fuel at the end of the fuel rail, but can't find where it is coming from. Checked wires hoses no luck.I did have an emissions code set once, changed the gas cap, hasn't helped.
also off and on turns over several times before it will start. almost like it isn't getting fuel. Don't know if 2...
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.
2001 Kia Spectra Questions
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?
My heat does not get hot.My antifreeze is fine.How much about will it cost?
The transmission fluid just blows out the dipstick tube and when I add more it all blows back out
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.