Kia Spectra

The Kia Spectra is a rebadged hatchback variant of the Kia Sephia. The Spectra is designed as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, and features a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.

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Kia Spectra

How do you change a tire on a 2002 Kia Spectra?

Take out the jack, loosen the lugs, lift the jack under the frame of the car, change tire, hand tighten lugs, lower jack and finished tightening the lugs with socket wrench. Do not over tighten.

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Oil for a Kia Spectra?

10w30 10w30

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Kia Spectra
Mitsubishi Montero, Pajero, and Shogun

How do you get a stuck key out of the ignition out of a 2001 Montero Sport?

it my be that the steering wheel is to far over in order to realese. try pulling down the oppsite way from where the wheels are turned to. ie if the wheels are turned to the left turn the wheel to the right, at the same time try turning the key an remove it .

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Electric Windows
Kia Spectra

How do you fix an electric window on a 2002 Kia Spectra?

that is covered under the 10 year 100,000 mile warrenty

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Cars & Vehicles
Starters and Ignition Systems
Chevy Blazer
Kia Spectra

Why is my car key keep getting stuck in the ignition takes a couple seconds to release it?

Spray powdered graphite into the tumbler. Can be purchsed at a hobbie store and WalMart. Do not use WD40.

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Transmission Fluid
DIY Projects

How do you check the transmission fluid level on a 2002 Kia Spectra?

while facing the front of car on right side of engine between the right side of the car and the engine half way down you should see a [yellow] knob which is the trans dip stick take that out and funnel fluid into that tube. fill and measure with the same dip stick while car IS running or ask checkers or autozone for specs

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Kia Spectra
Dodge Ram

2005 Kia Spectra 5 axle nut size?

32mm

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Car Sounds
CV Joints
Kia Optima
Kia Spectra

How do you know how safe CV joint on a Kia Optima?

If it makes a clicking, grinding, rattling, or other noise when you accelerate with the steering turned it is not safe.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Chevy Suburban
Kia Spectra

How do you replace the low beam headlight located on a 2002 Kia Spectra?

Inside the engine compartment, unscrew the plasic cap over the back of the headlight, then unclip the bulb. After you pull out the bulb the plug just pulls from the bulb.

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Kia Spectra
Nissan Maxima
Grand Am SE

What could cause a loud whining around a 1996 Nissan Maxima motor?

need to check transmission fluid level/ or transaxle fluid level

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Kia Spectra
Timing Belts and Chains
Ford Explorer XLT
Honda Accord LX

When do you change the timing chain?

I timing chain rarely needs replacing. A timing belt needs to be replaced at the interval specified in your owner's manual. Don't have one, get one.

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Kia Spectra

Which car stereos fit a Kia Spectra?

most parts stores have adapters to fill the gaps because stereos are the same size.Another option is check your local junk yard for a different factory radio that you like

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Chevy Corvette
Kia Spectra
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the user's side fuse panel on a 2002 Kia Spectra?

01 had the fuse panel in the drivers side kick panel by the floor and one under the hood by the battery

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Kia Spectra

What could be the problem if your climate control directional switch for your 2002 Kia Spectra is not working?

I had the same problem. There is a vent under the dashboard on the passenger side. It slides to the right or left, if you slide this in the opposite direction from where it is right now it will allow you to adjust the temperature. It seems the little plastic clamp is not strong enough to handle moving the vent when the temperature control knob is turned instead the arm that adjusts it pops loose. =========================================== The above answer fixes the problem if you can't adjust the temperatureof the air coming out of the vent. If you can't change what vents the air is coming out of (directional control) then either the switch in the dash is bad ($20 from Kia, but not often the problem) or the expensive little motor that controls the flow valve is bad (much more expensive and more often the problem...of course) Most of the dash has to be removed to get the assembly out, requiring the removal of a number of screws and careful prying. If you want to try the repair by yourself, befriend a local Kia mechanic and ask for instructions or go to your local library and see if they have a repair book that covers your car. Worse comes to worse, you can buy the manual online. If you have any intention of keeping this car for a while, the book will be a good investment because you will need it often.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Kia Spectra
Toyota Highlander
Cadillac CTS

Where is the oil filter located on a 2003 Kia Spectra?

On the back of the engine (passengers side) directly under the intake manifold

By the way, the same is true for the 2002 model; passengers side, directly under the intake manifold

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Fuel Filters
Fuel Pumps
Hyundai Accent
Kia Spectra

What are the locations of the fuel filters on a 2002 accent?

i currently own a 2002 Hyundai accent.the fuel filter is located in rear of car,next to the gas tank.it gets tricky here,though.you have to remove the rear seat to access it.once you remove the rear seat,you'll see it right there.good luck.teree247@AOL.com

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Steering and Suspension
Lincoln LS
Kia Spectra
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you replace the lower control arm on a 2000 Lincoln LS?

first you need to support the vehicle from the frame to release the pressure off of the strut. now the strut should be fully extended loosen the bolt holding the strut to the control arm.(use something to support the weight of the knuckle so it doesn't drop. now take off the nut holding the lower balljoint in place. now take the 2 bolts out of the other end of the control arm. now reverse steps to install new one.

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Kia Spectra
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you remove the front brake rotors on a 2002 KIA Spectra?

once the wheel is off you may see 2 screws those have to be removed before you get the rotor off, i suggest buying a impact screw driver ($20-30), put the right size bit on the driver and hit the back of the screw driver with a hammer while turning the screw driver counter clockwise if it doesnt come off you can hit it while turning the driver clockwise to help loosen the screw then clockwise once those are off the rotor comes out

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Air Conditioning and Coolant
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Kia Spectra

How do you remove the dash on a 2005 Kia Spectra 5 to get to radio?

To remove the dash you simply use a thin tool and insert it between the dash where the stereo is mounted and the rest of the dash. this will take off the entire section with the AC vents, the AC controls, the clock and the stereo. After you get a portion of it off, gently pull the rest of the dash off. The dash is held to the rest of the dash by spring loaded clips, so if you are careful you won't break anything.

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Oil and Oil Filters
Kia Spectra
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where is the oil plug on your 2002 kia spectra 5 door?

the oil drain plug is located in the bottom back side of the oil pan

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Kia Spectra

How do you install the spark plugs on a 2003 Kia Spectra?

For 1.8L DOHC (mine is 2002, but 2003 should be the same) Open hood. Remove large plastic shield covering engine. Under the shield are two rectangular packs sitting side-by-side. The four spark plugs are under these two packs, deep in the engine - you will need an extension (and possibly a piece of hose) to get them out. Be careful not to strip the threads in the engine when installing new plugs.

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Kia Spectra
Ford F-150
Ford Ranger XL

Where is the oil pan on a 2004 Kia Spectra?

Under then engine. Its is ribbed with the drain bolt on the passenger side.

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Kia Spectra
Nissan Maxima
Measuring Tools

How do you compress rear caliper on 2004 Kia Spectra?

If the parking brake uses this caliper then it is threaded a special tool (not expensive available at Sear or auto parts) is required to twist it back into the caliper body they have parking brake shoesd wich are cable drive,,,,,,, the caliper is stationary use a screw driver

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Kia Spectra
VW Passat
Vehicle Cigarette Lighters

Where is the fuse box in a 2004 Kia Spectra?

Well you have a fuse box near the front rear on the left side and you also have a small box on the inside left near the hood release

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Windows and Mirrors
Kia Spectra
Lexus SC

How do you tighten the inside mirror on the Kia Spectra?

the mounting tab is held in place by a spring clip and cant be tightened if the mounting or the pivots are loose the mirror will have to be replaced. an universal one can be glued to the inside of the wind sheild. it shoul be in the center and about 3 inches down from the top

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