Question about 2008 Kia Spectra5
Friend wrecked car and trying to replace for her
Posted by Anonymous on
Most of the bolts are on the top near radiator mounts , some the head lamps need to be removed then some push clips are found under the car for under covers and a screw on each side near front wheel wells pull off from top toward ground as pressure clips near head lamps grip cover
Posted on Feb 03, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The coed is in the adio book that came with the car.If you have not got that then ask the the person who you bought the car from.Failing that you can get it from your dealers.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
There is one bolt on top of the radiator support and another in back. The assy fits into a pluug that keeps it aligned so it cam be tough to remove. Just wiggle it side to side while pulling and it'll slowly come out.
Are you looking to fix the bulb that is in the corner of the headlamp? You don't need to remove the head light for that. The is a black cap that screws off just beind it.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
You'll need to have the car scanned and get the OBD II P Code. Most auto parts store will do it for free. That will tell you why the light is on.
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
SOURCE: Kia Spectra XL
if you want to make sure if there is chip/transponder in your key, you can test it using silver paper (the one from inside the cigarette pack), wrap properly the plastic handle of your key and make sure the only thing can see is the metal from your key. then start your engine and if it does't start , it means there is chip built in in your key.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
This is a job and a half! YES, you will have to press them out and in. You have to remove everything. Brake caliper and bracket, rotor, strut, tie rod, and ball joint. Take out the whole knuckle, with the hub still in it. Then you have to flip it over and press the hub out of the bearing. THIS WILL DESTROY THE OLD BEARING! The outer piece of the bearing will be stuck on the hub. Put the hub in a vice, heat the piece of the bearing that's stuck on, and wedge/pry/bang it off. Now go back to the knuckle, and remove the retainer ring (which was hidden behind the hub). Flip over and press out the remaining bearing piece. Clean it all up and press the new bearing in. Be sure when you press it in that you use a cylindrical block that hits the outer edge of the bearing, or you'll push the guts right through. Put in the retainer ring (if it won't go in, you have to press more). I recommend a new ring, they're like $5 at the dealer. The old one will likely get bent. Now, press the hub into the new bearing. At this stage, BE SURE YOU SUPPORT THE CENTER OF THE BEARING, OR YOU'LL PUSH IT THROUGH. Put the car back together and you should be fine. I know this may not be the "correct/professional" way to do it, but it's what I had to do to spend $50 instead of almost $500 at a shop. I have 176,000 miles on my Spectra, and I've done both sides twice. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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Engage the emergency parking brake, to avoid causing the car to roll or
move when removing the bumper.
the screws holding the wheel well liners in place with a screwdriver. This will
expose the screws holding the bumper bolts. • Release
the bolts holding the bumper in place, using a wrench, and have a friend
support it while it remains wired to the car.
Disconnect the wiring running to the bumper to separate the fog lights
from the car. Pull out the light fixtures from the bumper cover.
Remove the grill in the bumper cover, taking out the screws holding it
into the cover. This will allow you to separate the grill and the bumper cover.
Secure the grill and light fixtures into the new bumper cover, using the
hardware you removed from the old cover.
Reconnect the necessary wiring. Support the bumper cover in front of
your car or have your friend hold it in place again.
Secure the bumper cover using the retaining bolts you took out earlier.
Tighten the bolts to hold the bumper cover securely against the car.
Replace the wheel well liners with the screws you took out.
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