2003 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2003 Kia Spectra
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
2003 Kia Spectra ProblemsCheck 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.
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.
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.
2003 Kia Spectra Questionsbrake light is on..brakes fine..why (1 answer)
brake light came on while driving yesterday. no sound or blinking and brakes fine.
What do you suggest? Won't pass emissions due to readiness monitors.
car up on blocks. repaired many things from timing belt to fuel filter.While changing out the struts/the wheel hubs were moved all over. after assembly the car will not shift and the hubs turn freely, but together. not sure where to start. did i disengage the axel? is there a sensor? need more info?