2003 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Kia Spectra
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2003 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.
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.
2003 Kia Spectra QuestionsAll braks locked up and won't start know (3 answers)
In last 3 years Iv had to get my clutch replaced 5times , clutch pedal gets stiff and then it starts having acceleration problems and high rpms I can shift into any gear no problem. Last 2 times I put a clutch in it only lasted a month then it seemed it burnt out .. I'm a frequent driver