2006 Kia Spectra5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Spectra5

2006 Kia Spectra5 Problems

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.

Use Only Kia Approved Transmission Fluid

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

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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2006 Kia Spectra5 Questions

How do i remove alternator ? (2 answers)

How do I reset my 'Power Door Locks w/Keyless Remote' -TCU system not an alarm (1 answer)

Since I replaced same battery in the remote, the alarm notification spontaneously goes off at random times with random horns and lights flashing-usually mid of night. So I pulled horn fuse and don't set the TCU 'alarm'. Got the lights to quit flashing so I can drive it but not lock ...

Both my driverside and passengerside door handle broke. Doors dont open now (1 answer)

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Both handles pull but you can tell that the inside of the handle has a piece broken off. Im still able to open the doors with an "L" wrench. Do i just need a new door handle or the whole outside assembly?

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2006 Kia Spectra5 Reviews

iI bought my 2006 Kia spectra brand new 9 years ago, and I now have 220,000 miles. I absolutely LOVE my car!! I haven't done the best job keeping up with regular maintenance, and didn't have one single issue with it until about 6 months ago. But considering how many miles I have on it, I'm guessing it's common to start running into issues that need repair. I will definitely be sticking with the...
I bought this car brand new with just 17 miles on it. It has now 120.000 miles and no oil leaks. I know I have to do the timing belt change, which I have not doen yet, but its still going strong. Love this car. very good pick up and very roomy inside. Great in snow. I now live in Ga and its still going strong!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
i received this car from my dad (who bought it new) and its been the greatest joy. stereo is high quality (as good as aftermarket) takes off nice and fast even though its an automatic, and introduced me to an entire community of new tuners at Streetkiaz.com. sleek, fast and readily tuned. lots of room in trunk and holds up nicely in extremely deep snow even with a full load of passangers and th...

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