Last post on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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Kia Spectra, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#39 of 48 Re: 04 spectra transmission problems [jmnapp]
Mar 18, 2010 (8:33 pm)
yeah i have a 02 still going but it had a lot of these similar tramsission problems including a new one i haven't seen where the over drive button won't engage or disengage on the instrument cluster,so i left the positve post on the battery off and about an hour later.i hooked it back up and it works like a charm,so i think the computer or the trans. computer is going out,considering it has a 134,000 and the fact i have hit a deer and a tree and it still refuses to die.this car i will keep even if i have to totally rebuild it from the ground up,btw kia stands for koreans in america or killed in action and so on.
#40 of 48 Re: Standard grind [mason9]
Nov 05, 2010 (6:04 am)
I have had similar problems with my 2008 kia spectra and was told by the service manager that I should not downshift from 2nd to 1st when moving. In the service manual you are required to change the gear oil for the transaxle every 60000 miles under sevre conditions not 30000. I have seen hondas with 200000 miles that have never had the gear oil changed.
It is a design flaw in the 5 speed transmissions.
#41 of 48 Re: Standard grind [archmage]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2010 (6:14 am)
Agreed...all modern transmissions have 2 to 1 synchros. What a crock!
The only thing I could suggest as a bit of a long shot is to use synthetic gear oil of the proper weight (who knows what they may have put in there?) and see if that helps.
If it doesn't, you have worn synchros.
Nov 23, 2010 (7:21 pm)
i have a 2000 KIA Spectra and recently its been getting stuck on revers or wont let me get it into wear...now its just locked and wont let me switch it to reverse..anyone know what might be the problem.
#43 of 48 07 Spectra Transmission Grinding. .
Oct 26, 2011 (5:28 pm)
07 Kia Spectra with automatic transmission makes grinding sound like starter engaging when the transmission is shifted from Park to a drive gear or as it goes back into Park. . also notice a serious drain on the electrical system when this sound occurs. .. also had to take fuse out of power locks because when you unlock the doors, they immediately lock back. . .
#44 of 48 2007 Spectra 5 - manual transmission
May 18, 2012 (1:49 pm)
My car worked GREAT until I hit 60,000 miles (go figure)....over the last few months, there have been instances where the car decelerates....twice this week on the freeway, the car would sputter while in 4th and 5th gear....I had to pull over and even pumping the accelerator while in neutral, the engine would rev, but after going back into gear, it sputtered horribly...both instances lasted about 30 seconds, but scared the crap out of me because both times I was in the 'fast lane' and had to get over...any ideas? the car will absolutely not accelerate when this happens ... but it does go away after about 30-45 seconds....
#45 of 48 Re: transmission? [gballou]
Jun 07, 2012 (7:30 am)
I purchased a 2001 Kia from a one owner/daughter, and when I bought it it did not have a reverse (so I was told). I drove it that way for a few days, and experienced some transmission delays and kicks. I am used to driving a stick shift, so I started shifting the lever through the gears, because you get a better response time into the gears, then suddenly one day, my car started rolling backwards, I had accidentally put into reverse, so I got the reverse back. I have been driving this car now for a few months, approx. 4-5 months this way and reverse has not failed me yet. I still get a kick once in a while when it doesn't want to go from 2nd to drive, but I just learned to let up on the gas pedal and give it a chance to get into gear. Strange, but true. Hopes this helps, although it doesn't fix the problem. When I purchased the car, I was told that it needed to have the transmission rebuilt at a cost of $1200. When I get some money, I might think about it.
#46 of 48 2001 kia spectra transmission
Jan 08, 2013 (7:17 pm)
#47 of 48 2001 kia spectra transmission
Jan 08, 2013 (7:17 pm)
I bought my kia 5 months ago and all of the sudden my car will not go into reverse. I shifts perfectly fine in all gears. Do I need a new transmission or is there something else i can do to fix this???
#48 of 48 Re: Kia Transmisssion [festerwi]
Aug 29, 2013 (8:38 am)
Do you know if this will also fix 2001 Sprectra trans problems?? I bought the car and it only has about 97,000 miles on it.....would hate to have to dump $3000 into a new trans..