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Kia Spectra Was Driven Hot , It Overheats And Blows White smoke,is This A Serious Problem or Fixable Its Not Seized!! It Runs But Gets Hot!!

Kia Spectra Was Driven Hot , It Overheats And Blows White smoke when it starts,Is This A Serious Problem or Fixable Its Not Seized!! It Runs But Gets Hot!!

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If you overheat an engine with a cast iron block and an aluminium head, they will expand at different rates as they have different expansion coefficients. This will usually cause separation of the gasket and if you are losing coolant, it's a near certainty. The answer is a new gasket (pennies) plus a head skim at a local engineering shop, $100 or so (otherwise it won't seal again). You need a torque wrench and a workshop manual to check the torque settings and slackening/tightening order if doing it yourself, otherwise you'll cause further warping of the head. If the head isn't skimmed, it will go again after 50 miles or so.

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The driven it hot, probably weaked the rings. Will burn a little oil. The main problem you have the head gasket is blown. The head could be broke. You need to get it checked. If ok replace gasket and your run again.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012

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leaking fuel pump or a leaking head gasket.  Take it back to the dealer.

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It could be a thermostat thats bad

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need to do a computer test to retrieve codes to do proper repair, could be fuel pump problem but not sure

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SOURCE: heater on 2003 kia spectra blows out defrost only

Your vent door may be stuck. If you have electric controls listen for a sound in the dash when your turn the knob from defrost to the vents. If you don't hear anything you will need to check the switch then the door/motor. Hope this will help you.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia spectra ac works fine but heater doesn't.

CHECK THE COOLANT LEVEL IF THAT IS OK THAN I WOULD CHECK ON THE PASSENGER FLOORBOARD IN THE DASH THERE IS A ACTUATOR WITH A LEVER CONNECTED IT GETS KNOCKED SEE IF CAN BE REATTACHED AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE IT SEEN THIS MANY OF TIMES WORKING FOR KIA

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