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Car will sway more than normal and rear end may seem unstable. Junk yard may have the part.

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SOURCE: how can i replace the wheel barrings in a 2003 kia spectra

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.

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SOURCE: spark plugs and wires on a 2002 Kia Spectra

you might see a plastic cosmetic cover over the valve cover area , with like 4 screws holding it down , allen headed screws i think , you will find your wires and plugs under that cover . actually you will find 2 coils with 2 10mm bolts on each coil , each coil has a spark plug boot built on to it for 1 plug and 1 actual spark plug wire to a second plug , very short , unplug the coil connector, unbolt it and pluck it out of the hole , and see your spark plug .

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SOURCE: Kia Spectra 2002 Sun Visor Loose

Mine did the same thing. Try to find a replacement one at the junk yard (good luck theyr'e probably gone along with the window switches). My second one did it also, and I couldn't find anymore. If you pull the shaft out as far as you can and warp (bend) it a little, it will have enough tension to stay in place. So far, still working after two years.

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SOURCE: kia spectra starter

It is attached to the bell housing on the drivers side. The starter is located in the back of the engine, under the intake manifold.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Spectra ac blower is not blowing but sounds like fan is on

have 2000 kia blower would not run blower was fine tested it with jumper wire had to run new hot wire+ they make a wire you plug into fuse cut red wire on blower tie in new wire

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