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 to 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.

Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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.

Oxygen 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.

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2009 Kia Spectra Questions

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

Car won't start. worked great yesterday what's up? (2 answers)

CAR worked fine yesterday. No indications of any problems. Went to go start it, Turned the igintion on all ligihts came on usual effects of dashlights, but no crank,

had oil change and was told had a crack in accessory belt to ac. (1 answer)

how soon should i fix? i have no symptoms. can i wait 3 more weeks since funds are low. any idea how much to fix. thanks

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