2009 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Spectra

2009 Kia Spectra Problems

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

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.

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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

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2009 Kia Spectra Questions

It runs rough it stop sometimes going down the road and shaft hard (1 answer)

What cause this

What can cause misfiring ? (1 answer)

Car misfiring idle high after stop and go..things replaced...spark plugs..crank shaft sensor and now fuse panel help!

manual trans when engaging second gear the syncros do not engage they grind a bi (1 answer)

bit going into second gear.would a heavy gear oil like a 80 slow down the syncro
to engage second without grinding

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