Close

Kia Spectra Questions

Get answers to questions about your Kia Spectra at RepairPal. Find solutions, diagnose problems and get back on the road.

Refine by vehicle
×
Choose your vehicle
532
questions

When you hit a bump, passenger gets in and closes the door...heater or a/c goes off

The batteries are fine, the diagnostic shows no problems. When I turn the key, the pump gets activated, the check lights go on, the ignition starts, but no sparking to get the engine going. Have not driven it for 3 weeks. Nothing was wrong before. What to do?

I have a 2004 Kia Spectra that needs a head gasket replacement. It's my first car (used) and I'm confused on what to do. Any advice is appreciated. I had the alternator drive belts replaced, then the head gasket problem came into place.

drove to work no problem, going home, started car put into reverse, backed up, put into drive and nothing, will not move, back to reverse, small clunk but moves normally in reverse, put into drive and nothing. Check eng lite came on during second try. checked fluid level, ck ok

car has 80000 miles engine light did not come on other dash lights work last week driver door wont open from inside recently had Freon put in as a/c wasn't cooling cooloing now but on hot days on highway at 70mph middle vents sweating bad doesn't do it in town don't know if connection but need to have speedometer working and wondering what when on highway have cruise on at 70mph

Its not catillac conv. It'll start some x. Its 5 speed. Chk the button under clutch not that either

Steer shaft has light scratchy sound when cornering. No apparent leaks or cracks. Sounds happened about 1 week ago.

Steer shaft has light scratchy sound when cornering. No apparent leaks or cracks.

It was suggested to be probably an air bubble, but if so, it won't pass. Thermostat?

I cannot find where the canister close valve is on my 06 Kia Spectra?

I installed a timing belt, and it came off causing catastrophic damage to the valves(no excuse for interference engine Kia!) now I have replaced the valves and the timing belt, but it keeps moving off of the gears. Why?

I was replacing the stock stereo with an after market stereo. The stereo has a Yellow memory power wire with fuse, a red accessory wire for power a blue remote turn on wire and black ground wire (plus the speaker wires) The wire harness has the same colored wires, but also has an orange wire for illumination. After I installed it none of the dash lights work, and the dimmer dims the seat belt indicator on the dashboard. The rear defroster light comes on and turns off when the right turn signal is on and the right front orange parking light does not work. Very confused!!

I had this car for two weeks it was driving good, after being on the highway it started to slow down. It went down to 30 mph and now only pushing ten. I noticed the fuel filter was busted so i changed it and still nothing. Had it check on the diagnostics machine nothing came up about thr tranny. So im really lost. I need help figuring out what it is so it can get fixed properly. Please help...

When I'm backing out or pulling in while the wheel is turned, it's extremley hard to turn and it jerks a little bit. No noise, and power steering fluid is full. Also when I'm going between 65 and 70 the wheel shakes pretty bad. Tire pressure is good and they've been balanced.

The check engine light is on. The clerk at O'Reilly's told me that the engine is saying "oxygen sensors" needed. How many?

shifter can be in park reverse or drive the car tries to go forward,dipstick blew out spraying fluid on engine

It has happened several times in the past few days, and begins to rev after about 15 seconds. I turn it off after it gets too high in order to prevent possible motor damage.