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Blow motor was fixed about two years ago...only blows heat...but when changed to AC setting it does not blow at all. What could be causing this problem..need replace whole system, part of it or what? Help

My 2002 kia spectra worked perfectly fine prior to the belts falling off while i was driving. Now thr belts are back on but still no luck. PLEASE HELP

well, ac starts well when first started then after running few miles, cooling starts dropping when I am stuck in traffic at low speed. I turn off the ac as it s blowing hot air. then little later I turn on ac again the cooling comes on again but few minutes later the warm air starts blowing.

Okay I was driving down the interstate and I was getting off on my exit and my car shut off . It was steaming but not too bad it wasn't snapping and popping and all that did notice that the radiator hose had come off the radiator and had a piece of the plastic top with it had to get towed home put a radiator on it and noticed that there was no alternator belt which runs water pump 2. Got an alternator belt on it it still won't crank it wants to you can tell me how it is wanting to kick in but it won't need help if you can

And when I hit 70 mph it stays on 4 rpm. Like it doesn't want to change gears.

Battery went dead. Attempt to restart yielded nothing other than the alarm started and would not stop. Removed battery and charged fully. Attempt to replace battery not successful as alarm again started and could not be stopped.

I Don't Know How To Remove My Backseat.

Car wouldn't start we changed camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor the car ran fine for about a mile or two then oil light came on and is running really rough HELP

I turn off the car and turn it back on, the check engine light turn off and the car drive good.
This problem occurs three times a day and then wont occur for a week to a month, it mainly occurs at speed between 20 to 30.

put transX in .it shifted for a week

My car has recently overheated on my way home from work one day, luckily i made it home just in time before it began to smoke. The cause was a busted radiator so i have replaced the radiator, radiator hose(both), thermostat, waterpump and timing belt. But even though i have replaced those things i can drive it around but as soon as i stop and let it idle for a bit it starts to overheat again. What else could be causing it to overheat?

need to move car how can i get it started? dont care if it damages anything !!

I changed my thermostat recently and then the upper radiator hose. Then the lower one. After changing the lower hose the car overheated and check engine light came on. 7 codes 121,442,734,733,171,325,441, came up. Help!

yesterday 3/20/2017 my dash lights for battery and brake came on and stayed on. Starting off from a stop position noticed the car wanted to hesitate. Going down the road it would not shift into high gear. All of these symptoms started only yesterday when the brake and battery came on. Would the alternator being bad cause all these problems?? Thanks for any help at all yall can give.
TONY GRAHAM

My car drives as long as my lights are not on. When my lights are on it went go into drive unless I keep turning the lights on and off.

the evap finally reset after 672 miles. I am at loss here! I did all of the drives cycles and I only need that one to reset so I can finally get it smogged.

Kia Spectra 2.0 starts easily when cold, but after driving for 15 minutes will have difficulty starting again. Starts well after cooling down again.

The car is going into gear but not pulling

Drove 14 miles home after dealer performed Xmission fluid change. Smelled burning on way home. No fluid registered on dipstick when got home. Dealer was called said bring car back. Drove 14 miles back to dealership. Since "corrected", whine has remained while driving. Was the 28 miles enough to create the problem? What should be checked? How large and expensive to understand if problem. Or cost to correct potential damage?
Vehicle was pristine when purchased, and cared for very carefully.

The alternator belt was already bad in it. Is there a restart button on the engine?

brake light came on while driving yesterday. no sound or blinking and brakes fine.

What do you suggest? Won't pass emissions due to readiness monitors.

I just replaced my radiator and thermostate. The upper hose is hot, the lower hose is cold. The car starts overheating and the front end starts violently shaking. When excellerating on highway speeds the car shakes. Tires are brand new, front tie rod ends just replaced.

In what whole do I put engine oil (10/w 40) in on my Kia spectra 2006 vehicle

I had the keys just checked and there okay what else could be wrong with it

What cause this

So far head lights are not affected. What should I check? A loose wire somewhere?

at time drive great fluid level read full only when cold.

After minor front end damage, the key will not shut off completely, and key is stuck in the ignition, which is causing the clock to stay lit, and afraid the battery will die. Is there any way to lock the ignition, and remove key??? The car will not lock as long as the key is in the on position with key fob!

The oil light comes on when it gets hot and goes out when raise the rpm what could this be.I've gotten a new oil pump,I've got new rod bearing and before that the car ran really hot.couldn't drive it home had to tow that is when I started having problems with the oil delivery problem.