Kia Spectra5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia Spectra5
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Kia Spectra5 ProblemsNoise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On
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.
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.
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.
Kia Spectra5 Questionsshaking when first turned on/while warming up (1 answer)
77k miles: irregular shaking coming from front of car when first turned on. has increased over past month when it first started. almost sounds like it's surging when it's first turned on, like it can't figure out exactly what speed? to run at.
When cooling fan starts running, loud rattling noise is heard in cooling fan. It sounds like fan is hitting plastic parts or something. Does anyone know why??
Will it fit with little or no modifications needing to be made? If modifications are necessary, what exactly would need to be done to be able to use it? Thanks