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2004 Kia Spectra Question: What causes hard shifting in low range to mid range?



seaborn5, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Colorado Springs, CO, August 25, 2014, 13:04

Check engine light codes are 420 and 455.Problem gets worse as car engine temp reaches normal.

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    August 25, 2014, 16:40

    You probably have a plugging and failing cat. converter or bad o2 sensor for the p0420 error. The p0455 error is either a loose gas cap that needs replaced or a leak in the evap system. Look for cracked or loose hoses or vacuum noise or fuel smell in the system.

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