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2002 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Kia Spectra

2002 Kia Spectra Problems

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...

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

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.

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2002 Kia Spectra Questions

Have been disconnecting batt, but that screws up radio settings, etc. Don't seem to have any REAL problems, just the warning light.

We have checked the fuses and other things and those are working. We have also taken it to a mechanic and he could not figure it out.

I was going 45mph and came to a red light, I tried to stop but my brakes acted like they didnt want to work and my car started shaking and vibrating uncontrollably. I did get the car to stop with the peddle to the floor. Put it in park and the vibrating stopped. Went and got a complete tune up br...

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2002 Kia Spectra Reviews

I can't complain about the Kia's. This is my second one and I think they are great as far as maintenance and and repairs are concerned. I didn't do any major repairs on my first one, the Kia - sephia and so far none on this one, only the regular maintenance of upkeep. I'm contemplating buying another this year - 2009. It has good pickup and holds the road well. The warrentee is great because...

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