2002 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

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

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2002 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.

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

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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2002 Kia Spectra Questions

a 2002 Kia Spectra driver side which way do you turn the caliber boat too loose (1 answer)

I'm trying to unloose the bolts to the caliper.which way to turn it?

Error code P0301 after pressure washing engine compartment. Can coil pack be damaged from the water? (1 answer)

Apparently, the plastic cover that runs over the top of my engine, protecting the coils, is missing. So, when my bf pressure washed the engine compartment, water submerged the spark plug wire boots. Like I said in an earlier post, I drove it about 6 miles as it progressively began sputtering, hes...

after pressure washing engine, CEL blinks, car sputters, stalls, misfires and lags especially when in gear. Coil pack wet? H2O in tranny? (2 answers)

Four days ago, bf pressure washed engine compartment then ran it at idle for 10 min. to prove everything was ok. Next time I drove it (apx. 3 miles), a little hesitation and a bit of sputter that mildly progressed and smoke came from under hood on pass. side windshield that smelled like oil. Drov...

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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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