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Question Answered: Car won't stay charged
March 15, 2013, 02:31 AM
I have a 2003 Kia Spectra with 162,000. It sounds like the regulator that is built into the alternator. Best place is autozone to have those parts checked on the car before replacing. They have remanufactured parts for sale with a lifetime warranty.
Question Answered: if the timing belt breaks while driving at 60 mph , what is the probable cost
March 15, 2013, 02:27 AM
Sorry that happened. I have a 2003 Kia Spectra with 162,000 miles. I just replaced mine so it doesn't break. It is an interference engine which means you might need a new engine. So people say that it can be remanufactured, but you might be cheaper and safer replacing it. 1500.
Question Answered: why would i be charged 560$ for a o2 sensor
March 15, 2013, 02:22 AM
I agree, harness is not a normal wear and tear item. Get a second opinion. If you need to replace the sensors, use only Kia o2 sensors, the Bosch universals mess up the computer reading sometimes. I have 162,000 on my 2003 Kia Spectra.
Question Answered: Timing belt replacement - routine maintenance or replace it under warranty
March 15, 2013, 02:19 AM
I have the same car. 2003 spectra. That is really expensive to change the timing belt. In Dallas I just paid 500 for the timing belt. That said, you should find a cheaper place but still get it replaced. We have an interference engine which means that if the timing belt breaks, we have to replace the engine. The interval is 60,000. My first timing belt was changed 100,000. I just changed mine this month at 162,000. Better safe than sorry.
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