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What can keep causing Check engine code P0128

What can cause a Check engine code P0128 to come back after it was fixed once. Coolant sensor and thermostat were replaced and no check engine light for about 2 weeks.

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CODE P0128- THERMOSTAT MALFUNCTION. POSSIBLE CAUSES 1. ECT SENSOR IS OUT OF CALIBRATION. 2. CHECK THE OPERATION OF THE THERMOSTAT IT MAY BE STUCK OPEN.3.INSPECT FOR LOW COOLANT LEVEL OR FOR AN INCORRECT COOLANT MIXTURE.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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how do i reset the tire pressure warning on a 2008 kia spectra

my tire pressure warning light comes on and my tire pressure is fine...i unhooked the battery it stayed off for a couple of days then popped back on...is this a reoccuring problem with this car? please help....ty

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Your tire pressure is monitored by a device known as a TPMS sensor.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System is an integral part of your tire that tends to wear with age.

You need to take your vehicle to a reliable shop (I recommend Discount Tire) to have the TPMS sensor in the defective tire replaced. It's simple, and inexpensive.

I have used Discount Tire's services for almost 20 years, and have never been disappointed with their service.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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I have an 04 Kia spectra with a PO121 code. What

I have an 04 Kia spectra with a PO121 code. What domestic this mean

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Well.... Here is a full list of the codes I can find that Kia list. Oddly it jumps from P0120 to P0122

I hope the attached will help, but you may need to talk to your dealer.


Diagnostic Codes
Kia
Without Onboard Diagnostics (OBD-II)
2 Distributor no Signal.
3 Distributor G Signal.
7 Fault on SGT Signal.
8 Mass Air Flow Sensor.
9 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor.
10 Intake Air Temperature Sensor.
12 Throttle Position Sensor.
14 Atmospheric Pressure Sensor.
15 Oxygen Sensor.
16 EGR Valve Position Sensor.
17 Feedback System.
18 Injector No. 1 open or short.
19 Injector No. 2 open or short.
20 Injector No. 3 open or short.
21 Injector No. 4 open or short.
24 Fuel Pump Relay open or short.
25 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve.
26 Purge Control Solenoid Valve.
28 Solenoid Valve (EGR) open or short.
34 Idle Speed Control Solenoid Valve.
35 Deteriorated Injector.
36 Deteriorated Air Flow Sensor.
37 Intake System Air Leakage.
41 Variable Inertia Charging System Solenoid Valve.
46 A/C Cut Relay open or short.
48 Power Stage Group 1 Malfunction (inside ECM). Injector 1-4 Purge Solenoid Valve, EGR Solenoid Valve or Damaged Power Stage.
49 Power Stage Group 2 Malfunction (inside ECM). Idle Speed Control Valve Failure or Damaged Power Stage.
56 Idle Speed Control Valve Closing Coil open or short.
57 A/C Compressor Input Signal short.
73 Vehicle Speed Sensor open or short.
87 Malfunction Indicator Lamp short Circuit.
88 ECM Data.
99 Battery.





OBD-II

P0100 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Malfunction.
P0101 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance problem.
P0102 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input.
P0103 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input.
P0107 MAP/BARO Circuit Low Input.
P0108 MAP/BARO Circuit High Input.
P0110 A/T Circuit Malfunction.
P0115 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Malfunction.
P0116 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Condition.
P0117 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input.
P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input.
P0120 Throttle Position Malfunction - Circuit A.
P0122 APP/TPP Sensor Switch Low Input - Circuit A.
P0123 APP/TPP Sensor Switch High Input - Circuit A.
P0125 Insufficient Coolant Temperature for Closed Loop Fuel Control.
P0130 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0131 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0132 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0133 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0134 Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity detected - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0135 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0136 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0137 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0138 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0139 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0140 Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity detected - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0141 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0170 Fuel Trim Malfunction - Bank 1.
P0171 System too Lean - Bank 1.
P0172 System too Rich - Bank 1.
P0261 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 1.
P0262 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 1.
P0264 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 2.
P0265 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 2.
P0267 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 3.
P0268 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 3.
P0270 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 4.
P0271 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 4.
P0300 Multiple/Random Misfire detected.
P0301 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0302 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0303 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0304 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0325 Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0326 Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance - Bank 1 or Single Sensor.
P0335 Crankshaft Position Sensor Malfunction - Circuit A.
P0336 Crankshaft Position Sensor Range/Performance - Circuit A.
P0340 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0342 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Low Input.
P0343 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit High Input.
P0400 EGR Flow Malfunction.
P0403 EGR Circuit Malfunction.
P0404 EGR Circuit Range/Performance Malfunction.
P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold - Bank 1.
P0422 Main Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold - Bank 1.
P0440 Evaporative Control Malfunction.
P0441 Evaporative Control System - Improper Purge.
P0442 Evaporative Control System - Small Leak detected.
P0443 Evaporative Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction.
P0446 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Malfunction.
P0447 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Open.
P0448 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Short.
P0450 Evaporative System Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0452 Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input.
P0453 Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor High Input.
P0455 Evaporative Control System - Large Leak detected.
P0470 Exhaust Pressure Sensor Malfunction.
P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction.
P0501 Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/Performance.
P0505 Idle Air Control System Malfunction.
P0506 Idle Air Control System Malfunction - RPM Lower than expected.
P0507 Idle Air Control System Malfunction - RPM Higher than expected.
P0510 CTP Switch Malfunction.
P0561 System Voltage Unstable.
P0562 System Voltage Low.
P0563 System Voltage High.
P0601 Internal Control Module Memory Checksum Error.
P0604 Internal Control Module RAM Error.
P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Pedal Switch Malfunction - Circuit B.
P0705 Transaxle Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input).
P0706 A/T Range Sensor Circuit Range/ Performance.
P0710 Transaxle Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0711 A/T Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance.
P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0722 Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal.
P0726 Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/ Performance.
P0727 Engine Speed Input Circuit - No Signal.
P0731 A/T Gear 1 Improper Ratio.
P0732 A/T Gear 2 Improper Ratio.
P0733 A/T Gear 3 Improper Ratio.
P0734 A/T Gear 4 Improper Ratio.
P0740 Torque Converter Clutch System Malfunction.
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical.
P0750 Shift Solenoid "A" Malfunction.
P0753 Shift Solenoid "A" Electrical.
P0755 Shift Solenoid "B" Malfunction.
P0758 Shift Solenoid "B" Electrical.
P0760 Shift Solenoid "C" Malfunction.
P1000 Readiness Function Code.
P1115 Engine Coolant Temperature Signal from ECM to TCM.
P1121 Throttle Position Sensor Signal Malfunction from ECM to TCM.
P1170 Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Stuck.
P1195 EGR Pressure Sensor (1.6L) or Boost Sensor (1.8L) Open or Short.
P1196 Ignition Switch "Start" Open or Short (1.6L).
P1250 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1252 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve No. 2 Circuit Malfunction.
P1307 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal Malfunction.
P1308 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal Low.
P1309 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal High.
P1345 No SGC Signal (1.6L).
P1386 Knock Sensor Control Zero Test.
P1402 EGR Valve Position Sensor Open or Short.
P1449 Canister Drain Cut Valve Open or Short (1.8L).
P1450 Excessive Vacuum Leak.
P1455 Fuel Tank Sending Unit Open or Short (1.8L).
P1457 Purge Solenoid Valve Low System Malfunction.
P1458 A/C Compressor Control Signal Malfunction.
P1485 EGR Solenoid Valve Vacuum Open or Short.
P1486 EGR Solenoid Valve Vent Open or Short.
P1487 EGR Boost Sensor Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1496 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 1 (1.8L).
P1497 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 2 (1.8L).
P1498 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 3 (1.8L).
P1499 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 4 (1.8L).
P1500 No Vehicle Speed Signal to TCM.
P1505 Idle Air Control Valve Opening Coil Voltage Low.
P1506 Idle Air Control Valve Opening Coil Voltage High.
P1507 Idle Air Control Valve Closing Coil Voltage Low.
P1508 Idle Air Control Valve Closing Coil Voltage High.
P1523 VICS Solenoid Valve.
P1586 A/T-M/T Codification.
P1608 PCM Malfunction.
P1611 MIL Request Circuit Voltage Low.
P1614 MIL Request Circuit Voltage High.
P1624 MIL Request Signal from TCM to ECM.
P1631 Alternator "T" Open or No Power Output (1.8L).
P1632 Battery Voltage Detection Circuit for Alternator Regulator (1.8L).
P1633 Battery Overcharge.
P1634 Alternator "B" Open (1.8L).
P1693 MIL Circuit Malfunction.
P1743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1794 Battery or Circuit Failure.
P1795 4WD Switch Signal Malfunction.
P1797 P or N Range Signal or Clutch Pedal Position Switch Open or Short.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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front end shaking

I purchased a 2004 Kia Spectra EX last year. The front end of the car shakes excessively when I accelerate 50 + MPH. I took it to the dealer and they told me I need new tires. I took it to 2 different tire places, tire kingdom and Kaufmann tires and they told me nothing is wrong with my tires. The 2 tire places told me to take it back to dealer asking if the car was in an accident. (I don't know). They told me it may be a problem with the engine mount or something to that effect. I took it back to the dealer and they are giving me the run around stating it is the tires. The front end feels like the entire engine is going to fall out, the entire car shakes really bad. Please help.

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I had the same problem on a 2003 Kia Sedona where the front end would vibrate excessively while accerating at freeway speeds. Over time it got worse and was noticable at lower and lower speeds and while just maintaining speed, but went away when I took my foot off the gas.

It turned out to be the inner CV joint on the passenger side. You can check for this by grabbing the inner and outer half axels with large vice grips or slip-joint pilers and turning them in opposite directions while listening for crunching or "loose parts" noises.

The CV is sold with the axle so I just bought the outer half axle for $80 (which has the inner and outer CV joints attached) and replaced it. If you do it yourself, make sure you have a ball spline fork, a hub puller tool, and a big torque wrench for putting the bearing assembly back on. You can rent these at AutoZone.

The bad CV joint also caused the bearing to go bad. It had burn marks and made a grinding noise while turning. It was very hard to get out, so I had to take the assembly to a machine shop to have it taken out and the new one put in. $35 for bearing and $30 for machine shop work.

After repair, I took an 800 mile road trip that weekend with no problems other than barely noticable vibration from the driver side at 70+ mph. I figure vibration was so bad pre-repair that it messed up something on the other side as well, so I'll check out the driver side bearing and CV when I get a chance.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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how do i turn off the alarm on my 2004 kia spectra

how do i turn off the alarm on my 2004 kia spectra if i don't have a remote.

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you can get the alarm to go off by unlocking the right door or the trunk with the key if it is a stock unit,if it is an after market one you can go to a stereo store and have a universal key fob programed for your unit(as for universal I mean they have several different options for each brand of alarm).
You can also have one for a stock alarm system done by the dealership.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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Squeaking when turning the steering wheel

In the mornings when I first start my 2004 Spectra, there is a squeaking when I turn my steering wheel as I back out of my garage and then as I turn the wheel to the opposite side when I start out of my driveway. It sounds like an old belt but am not sure. Does anyone have any advice? Is it easily fixable by an amateur shade-tree mechanic type guy?

Thanks,
Tim

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hi check your power steering belts not slipping when its as when the your driving your kia and it is hardly moving and you turn the steering it put more strain on the belt as it warms up it may not be as noticeable the noise is coming from the front of the car and not the steering wheel itself i presume if its coming from the steering wheel that totally differnt just let me know yates210456

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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where is the ect located on a 1999 kia sportage

where is the ect located on a 1999 kia sportage

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Check this diagram location, Engine Coolant Temperature sensor...
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Posted on Sep 03, 2012

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shifting from 2 to 3rd gear 3rd takes longer to shift into.

shifting from 2 to 3rd gear 3rd takes longer to shift into.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2016

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I trying to locate the turn signal flasher relay module

When I put on the turn signal, sometimes it works or it delays then works, regardless whether I turn right or left.

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Makes no diff left or right turn, there's one flasher under the dash next to steering columb. Possibly in the fuse panel, but I don't think so. Turn the switch on and flip the signal, listen for the relay/flasher to be clicking. That's the easy way to find it. Even if all you can do is feel the unit flashing. Pull it down and change it. Just plugs into the accessory block.

Posted on Sep 01, 2014

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I have a 2005 Kia

I have a 2005 Kia Spectra( Manual) and it has been an excellent vehicle ( except it goes through clutches eery 2 years) and recently the car alarm started to go off for no reason. How do I fix this so my alarm won't wake the neighbors at 3 in the morning?

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May have a faulty motion sensor, try reprogramming the alarm. also a week battery will turn the alarm on when the charge drops and goes back up, take it to an Auto Zone or Kragin type auto parts store for a free charging system check. Your clutch problem may be due to after market parts (just not the same) but I would check that the fly wheel is not turned past the specs, may have to replace with next clutch job. also remember to keep your foot off the peddle when driving, the slightest pressure will drag the clutch.

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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