fuse box diagram
Posted by athorp38 on
where is the fuse box located on a 2003 kia spectra?
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
I have a 2003 kia spectra 1.8 liter. The alternator isn't charging the battery but when I took it off and had it tested 3 times it passed every time. The belt is tight enough and I replaced the plug cause the clip was broke off it. Is there an alternator fuse or voltage regulator I need to check?
Posted by Brys Brys on
Hi, there are 3 fuses the the alternator needs to charge the battery. These may be inside the car or in a box in the engine compartment. They are named IG1, ECU, and ALT. If you have trouble finding them, please get back to me.
Posted on May 08, 2011
what type of oil does my 2003 kia spectra take?
Posted by r... on
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.
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
2007 kia spectra door locks on its own
Posted by reidduncan... on
I had the same problem. Took it in & the shop replaced a relay in the drivers side door. This fixed the problem. They said this has happened to alot of these cars.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
kia spectra timing belt alingment
Posted by lonnieritc... on
For the lower pulley, check that timing mark on the pulley is
aligned with timing mark on engine.
On the head, check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
what is the easiest way to access the starter on a 2001 kia spectra and location of said starter, how many bolts?
Posted by crystalbar... on
Here's step-by-step instructions on how to access, remove and re-install your alternator. Hope it helps! Have a great day!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
how do i change alternator belt 2003 kia spectra
Posted by karen... on
Welcome to FIxYa.com Replacement 1. Remove AC and P'S drive belt, it equipped. 2. Loosen generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt. 3. Remove generator belt. 4. Install new generator belt and adjust to specification. 5. Tighten all bolts to specified torque. Tightening torque mounting bolt: 27-38 Lb-ft (37- 52 N.m.
3.8 -5.3 kg-m) Adjusting bolt: 14 - 18 Lb-ft (19 -26 N.m. 1.9 -2.6 kg-m) Image 6. Install AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped. and adjust to
specification. Thank you for using FixYa.com Regards, Lee Davidian
Welcome to FIxYa.com
1. Remove AC and P'S drive belt, it equipped.
2. Loosen generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
3. Remove generator belt.
4. Install new generator belt and adjust to specification.
5. Tighten all bolts to specified torque.
Tightening torque mounting bolt: 27-38 Lb-ft (37- 52 N.m.
3.8 -5.3 kg-m)
Adjusting bolt: 14 - 18 Lb-ft (19 -26 N.m. 1.9 -2.6 kg-m)
6. Install AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped. and adjust to
Thank you for using FixYa.com
Regards, Lee Davidian
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
Getting Error codes P0732, P0734, P1529
Tachometer is stable and car is running fine but the speedometer intermittantly drops from 75mph to 30 mph after the car has been driven for 30 to 40 minuntes on the highway. I just purchased the vehicle and the check engine light came on after about 85 miles.
Thanks for your help
Posted by Anonymous... on
Sounds like a dirty of faulty speed sensor. They can be removed and cleaned. Better off replacing. Do check the wires to the speed sensor. Trace wires from tranny to instrument cluster and make sure they are all in tact and clean.
Posted on May 14, 2010
My check engine light is on and when I went to Autozone to check the diagnostic codes it read P1404 & P0444. short explanation was P1404 manufacturer control Aux. emission controls. P0444 Evap emissions control system purge valve open. What does this mean and how do I correct the problems, and where are the problems located ?
Posted by bob_venton on
the purge valve i believe is located near your gas tank unless theyve moved it i should look like a little canister cyclinder shaped. both codes could be set off by the same problem. try replacing the valve.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Where is location of knock sensor for kia spectra 03
Posted by devilman... on
The knock sensor is hidden by the intake manifold bracket which is on the firewall side offf the car.To get to it you have to jack the car up and support it.with jack stands .always disconnect the battery when working with electrical peices.The knock sensor will be under the intake manifold bracket which is to the left of the alternator.To remove it remove the bracket, disconnect the plug to the sensor, remove the retaining bolt and then remove the sensor.I hope this helps finding it and replacing it.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
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