Question about 2001 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

When do I need a transmission fluid flush and radiator flush on my 2001 Kia Spectra?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 548 Answers

7 5
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 88 96 104 112 120 128
# Months 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64
Automatic transaxle fluid (1) I I I R I I I R I I I R I I I R
Chassis & underbody bolts & nuts I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
Tire condition & inflation pressure I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
Wheel alignment (4)
Tire rotation
Steering operation & linkage I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
Power steering fluid & lines I I I I I I I I
Driveshaft dust boots I I I I I
Seat belts, buckles & anchors I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
Lock, hinges & hood latch L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L
Inspect when abnormal condition noted
Rotate the tires every 12,000 km
Chassis and body (Continued)

Posted on Sep 03, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whining power steering after 15 minutes of driving

Transmission fluid in the power steering is definantly not reccomended, i would flush the power steering ASAP before even driving it or you will most likely be looking at another rack and pinion :(

Oct 09, 2012 | 2005 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

2001 kea spectra will not go into gear auto transmission ?

check your transmission fluid level. if its too low it will not go into gear. let me know what you find. thanks

Feb 09, 2012 | 2001 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

2004 kia spectra with automatic transmission was slow to engage, now it jerks while in gear and kills engine.

I have the same problem, I'm cureenlty going to try Step one and, Replace the Transmission Fluid,

I'm doing this becuase, the Kia Spectra need a special transmission Fluid that the last owner or person might not have put in.

Number two reason is because from my knowledge old transimission fluid will do this also.

Do it yourself to save money search it up on google, thats how i learned.

Feb 17, 2011 | 2004 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

What type of oil does my 2003 kia spectra take?

You can use 5W 30 (what the manual requests), but these other oils will also work well with that car. I have tried them all and have more than 200,000 miles on my 03 Kia Spectra. The car has no mechanical issues. . . 10W 30, 10W 40. I use 10W 40 in the summer. The trick is to frequently change oil regardless of type and not let the oil go more than about 4,000 miles without an oil and filter change. That is the key to long life for these small motors. If you do that you NEVER will need to flush the motor and I would recommend you never use a commercial motor flush product. If the engine oil gets so dirty you think a flush is needed, then instead use a quart of transmission fluid, drive it for two weeks or 200 miles, then change the oil.

Dec 28, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

2 Answers

00' Kia Spectra. Change auto transmission fluid

You would need to take the pan off to access the "filter" but you would be ok just to do an oil change. Unless there is a problem auto boxes are very clean inside.

Apr 01, 2010 | 2000 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

Where is the dipstick to check the transmission fluid. 2002 Kia Spectra

this is on the radiator side of the transmission, down near where you see the wires going into the side of the trans.

Jan 07, 2010 | 2002 Kia Spectra

2 Answers

Faint pink fluid leak from off center front right end of car

sounds like transmission fluid getting into your radiator. A leak in the transmission cooler.

May 25, 2009 | 2002 Kia Spectra

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Kia Spectra Logo

527 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides