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 ProblemsKia 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.
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.
2001 Kia spectra driver window won't go up and down. The same problem with 2002 Kia sorento driver rear window motor went also
2002 Kia Spectra Questionsafter pressure washing engine, CEL blinks, car sputters, stalls, misfires and lags especially when in gear. Coil pack wet? H2O in tranny? (1 answer)
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...
Broken any ideas on why it's not getting fire
It just quit starting do that is when I put a starter