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I have a 2002 Kia Spectra and the check engine light will come on while driving,and after less than a minute, all of the other dash lights come on and the wheel locks and the engine shuts off. It starts again when I turn the key and restart the car. This happens every summer!!??

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  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Thank you very much. I will try and get a free diagnostic test done.I also thought it may have something to do with the rain because it usually happens after a heavy rain. I have no grill on the car either, so the radiator is sort of visible.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    the car will start but not when you turn the key into the off position. all dash items turn off but engine still runs



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I am asuming your Kia is not under warranty, so I would start with your heat sensor, and your thermostat. You could have the wrong thermostat for the area you live in. You should really go to auto zone or some other part store that offers free diagnotic testing. The test they use is not nearly as good as the one the dealers use, but will usually pick up the majority of your sensors. Let me know how this goes, I can tell you much more if you can get that done. The only other thing I recamend is if your going to work on your own car buy a Chilton. Not a Haines a Chilton, these are very easy to read and designed for the novis to understand. It will tell you where everything is and how to fix it.


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