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The most likely cause of this is a blown head gasket.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Jul 14, 2019


Flashing o/d light is a "check engine" light for your transmission. Codes can be in the main computer so get it obf2 scanned, but better to head to good transmission shop. Noise likely in the trans.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Jan 23, 2018


I think you should go for manual first after that it will be easy for u to solve your problem. I had visited this site past 2 months before for my vehicle and find it quite helpful may be you will also get something useful here
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2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


Visit the on-line store, known as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem. Best Manuals

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


These have to be exactly right. Cannot be off even one tooth. After getting the belt on, always rotate the engine manually by the crankshaft bolt two revolutions to make sure everything lines up under tension.

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2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 17, 2017


lock solenoid may be bad or fuse to that door bad.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Feb 03, 2017


loosen the bolt that tensions the belt then remove belt.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Feb 03, 2017


Let me know what you figure. I have changed alternator , water pump and belt on my daughters 2002 Spectra. . Still squeals. Currently assessing battery condition.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Nov 18, 2016


If it's actual rust then you have water in the cylinder which means blown headgasket, cracked head or other engine damage.

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Sep 20, 2016


You didn't say whether it was a factory alarm.
The clicking you hear is the parking light relay.
The alarm is still in trigger mode.
If its aftermarket, you should be able to go under the driver side dash ..and kill the power to the alarm. They usually have a red wire with a 10 amp fuse in the wire..
You can turn off the alarm in most cars by unlocking and locking the driver door with the key..
Also, make sure the dome lamp rocker switch is in the middle.move it back and forth and stop in the middle.sometimes the switch will get hung in between settings. This goes for the backseat light too( if you have one back there)

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Aug 29, 2016


11 1/2 to 12 1/2 is not charging . That's less then battery state of charge , Battery stat of charge should be 12.6 volts , when charging with a volt meter you should see 13.1 to 14.1 volt at the battery posts . Is there a battery symbol lit on your instrument cluster ? Is there battery B+ voltage at the wires hooked to the alternator How to Test an Alternator

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Feb 18, 2016


have IAC (idle air control valve) cleaned

2001 Kia Spectra | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

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