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Reported by Lruiz13 for the Kia Spectra

2001 Kia spectra driver window won't go up and down. The same problem with 2002 Kia sorento driver rear window motor went also

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reported by justI for the Kia Spectra

I purchased this automatic new and have regretted it for many reasons. Lack of fuel economy makes me wonder if it is a 'Lemon'?? I am a single (old!!) woman w/out the knowledge or confidence to confront this problem w/dealer or who?? and how? I realize it could be less than sticker said, but SO MUCH LESS?? Anyone else w/an automatic have this BIG problem? Also just recently (i have 14,000 miles on it) I smelled the 'fuely' smell INSIDE ...

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Reported by jallad for the Kia Spectra

i could not find a solution although i have replaced by genuine parts the PCV valve and evap purge with it's hoses but the problem still their can you guide me to other causes or probable causes of this problem

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Reported by nlsier for the Kia Spectra

replace fog lights and about 3000 miles later they are out again

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Reported by problemcar and 19 others for the Kia Spectra

There is a fuel smell under the hood especially in the morning when I start it when it is warming up. The smell is strong inside the car also. I have found fuel at the end of the fuel rail, but can't find where it is coming from. Checked wires hoses no luck.I did have an emissions code set once, changed the gas cap, hasn't helped.
also off and on turns over several times before it will start. almost like it isn't getting fuel. Don't know if 2...

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