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2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Dec 02, 2019


You mean it doesn't start or doesn't turn 360 degrees. If it doesn't turn, check timing. If it does turn but doesn't start, check fuel, spark, compression and timing. You may also have a bad crankshaft sensor.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 28, 2019


Hi,
It might have a partially blocked fuel line or ait intake supply.
  • Try to check your fuel filter.
  • The seive on the fuel pump.
  • The fuel injectors might be dirty.
  • The air cleaner might be clogged
or the fuel sensor might be malfunctioning.
Try to check the compression, it might be loosing compression when you demand the engine to move the vehicle.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 25, 2019


Well I had this issue and the only way these can be replaced is by a machine shop who will pack new barrings with a high pressure machine. The practical thing to do is to get a whole new hub assembly(the metal assembly by the brakes) from a salvage yard or online since this may very well be cheaper. The tool to replace the hub can be rented at Auto zone.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Jul 03, 2019


Hi, there are 3 fuses the the alternator needs to charge the battery. These may be inside the car or in a box in the engine compartment. They are named IG1, ECU, and ALT. If you have trouble finding them, please get back to me.

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2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Apr 27, 2019


hello,
Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent shock when handling the door components. Loosen the cable's nut with the pliers and slide it away. Pop off the side-view mirror interior panel with the tweeter on it. Use the door panel trim tool or a flat-bladed tool, such as a putty knife, wrapped in masking tape. Once the panel is off, unplug the speaker connection from behind it. Push the connector's tab in with a flat head screwdriver and pull the connector away. Open the door fully to expose the screw cover on the front part of the door panel. Pry out the screw cover with a flat head screwdriver. Pry out the small centerpiece; not the ring surrounding it. Behind the cover, you'll find a Phillips screw; remove it.
Open the screw cover flap behind the inside door handle. Insert the tip of a flat head screwdriver into the upper-slot; push down to open the flap. Remove the Phillips screw from behind the flap. Pull off the plastic door handle surround piece. Insert the door trim tool behind the panel; pull it back to pull the panel off. Slide the surround piece away from the door panel.
Remove the circular screw cover from the inside door pull storage compartment. Pry it up with the flat head screwdriver. Remove the Phillips screw behind the cover. Remove the screw cover from the rear-edge of the door panel. This cover is similar to the one on the front part of the door panel; pry out the center part, not the ring surrounding it. Remove the Phillips screw behind it.
Remove the two Phillips screws visible along the bottom part of the door panel.
Pry around the perimeter of the door panel with the door trim tool. Pull the tool handle back to pop the door panel clips out. Do this for each side, except for the top. Once the clips are unhooked, the panel is ready for removal.
Gently pull the door panel away from the Optima's door, but only enough to access the area behind it. The connections for the power equipment must be unplugged. Reach around and depress the connection tabs with the tip of the flat head screwdriver; unplug the connection. There are three connections to unplug. Once they are unplugged, pull the door panel away.

Thanks

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Mar 24, 2019


Where is the orange and pink at

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Nov 11, 2018


Here's step-by-step instructions on how to access, remove and re-install your alternator. Hope it helps! Have a great day!

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  4. Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  5. Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  6. Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  7. Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
  8. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
  9. Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  10. Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
  11. Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
  12. Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  13. Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  14. Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  15. Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
  16. Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
  17. Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
  18. Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
  19. Remove the alternator. 0900c15280028419.jpgAlternator mounting—1.5L and 1.6L (VIN 5) engine shown 0900c1528002841a.jpgAlternator mounting—2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines shown 0900c1528002841b.jpgAlternator mounting—2.4L and 2.7L engine
To install:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Install the alternator.
  3. Install the alternator pivot bolt and hand-tighten at this time.
  4. Rotate the adjusting bracket into position, place the belt tensioner into position. Hand-tighten the mounting bolt.
  5. Install the drive belt.
  6. Adjust the belt tension by rotating the adjustment bolt.
  7. The belt deflection for 1.5L, 1.6L (VIN 5), 2.4L and 2.7L engines, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.28 in. (5.5-7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.24-0.28 in. (6-7mm).
  8. The belt deflection for 1.6L (VIN 3) engine is as follows :
    1. New belt: 0.13-0.15 in. (3.3-3.7mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.17-0.19 in. (4.2-4.7mm).
  9. The belt deflection for the 2.0L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.22-0.31 in. (5.5-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.33-0.45 in. (8.5-11.5mm).
  10. The belt deflection for the 1.8L engine, is as follows:
    1. New belt: 0.23-0.31 in. (6-8mm).
    2. Used belt: 0.28-0.35 in. (7-9mm).
  11. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm) and the pivot bolt to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-51 Nm).
  12. Connect the alternator electrical connections.
  13. Install the alternator B terminal cover cap.
  14. Install the power steering pump and adjust the power steering belt tension, 2.0L and 1.6L (VIN 3) engines only.
  15. Install the water pump pulley, 2006 1.6L engine only.
  16. Install the air intake inlet pipe and fasten the clamp, 1.8L engine only.
  17. Install the top hose to the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
  18. Install the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
 

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 25, 2018


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2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Mar 07, 2018


where is the fuse box located on a 2003 kia spectra?

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Feb 22, 2018


You changed everything but the temperature sending unit/sensor. That's what is your problem as far as no proper cold start. When first started and cold, the sensor tells the computer to place the engine into cold start mode, engine starts and runs because it's at a bit higher idle and getting a bit more fuel. When warmed up, the sensor, if good, will tell the computer to place the engine into normal run mode now. Have the sensor tested first. If good, the engine is not going into a higher idle and is still getting the fuel but not using it fast enough because it's flooding. Hence the fuel smell. That's the fast idle solenoid on the EFI for this and the A/C high idle when it's running.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Jan 06, 2018


Only repair substrate I can think of is a flexible bumper repair kit, it'll never look close to perfect because of the finish on the dash, i would try an automotive recycling center, they will get you heading on the right path.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


Brake Drums & Brake Shoes Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Raise and safely support rear of vehicle.
  2. Release parking brake.
  3. Remove rear wheel assemblies. NOTE: If brake drum is stuck, install two 8 mm bolts into threaded holes and tighten evenly.
  4. Remove top return spring, front and rear shoe spring clips and hold-down pins.
  5. Remove anti-rattle spring and adjuster spring. NOTE: Note position of operating lever prior to removal.
  6. Remove bottom return spring.
  7. Remove clip and washer and detach parking brake cable from rear shoe.
  8. Remove brake shoes.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate all brake shoe contact points with appropriate grease.
  2. Place operating level into position on hub.
  3. Install rear brake shoe and connect parking brake cable to rear shoe with washer and clip.
  4. Install front brake shoe and install bottom return spring.
  5. Install hold-down pins and spring clips.
  6. Position operating lever and install top return spring.
  7. Install anti-rattle spring and adjuster spring.
  8. Install brake drum and screws.
  9. Adjust brakes and install rear wheel assemblies.
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2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Dec 07, 2017


make sure gas cap is always tight

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


Could be your electric shift down module might be going bad. Take it to a trans shop. Most shops will do a free diagnostic check.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


Could be a wet or bad belt, belt tensioner or one of the other pulleys.

2003 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 11, 2017

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