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2002 Kia Spectra Question: when car is in drive it starts shaking and vibrating

 

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jnortiz, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Sun City, CA, August 24, 2010, 11:50
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2002 kia spectra automatic trans when on the highway , shift good, but when I stop and try to go it doesnt have any power unless I shift to park raise the rpm and then it goes?

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    fordlover78 from Master Mobile Mechanics, August 24, 2010, 16:39
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    UNFORTUNATLY YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH INFO TO DIAG. THIS WAY,HOWEVER THE FIRST THING I WOULD CHECK IS YOUR CATALITIC CONVERTER. A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE CAN START WITH SIMALAR SYMPTOMS. THE ACT OF REVING UP THE RPM WHILE THE ENGINE IS NOT UNDER A LOAD CAN BLOW OUT SMALL PARTICALS THUS ELIMINATING SOME OF THE BLOCKAGE TEMPORARALY. GOOD LUCK.

    DAN
    www.mastermobilemechanics.com

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