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 ProblemsOxygen Sensor Code Due to Failed Electrical Connections at Sensor
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.
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.
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
2002 Kia Spectra QuestionsChanged timing belt everything lined up to specs but still no fire old belt was (1 answer)
Broken any ideas on why it's not getting fire
It just quit starting do that is when I put a starter