Kia Spectra: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Kia Spectra without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Spectra’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read moreKia Spectra: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Kia Spectra: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Kia Spectra without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Spectra’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read moreKia Spectra: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Kia Spectra: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Bad spark plugs can cause many problems with your Kia Spectra.  Bad spark plug symptoms may be subtle, or incredibly noticeable. The basic design and task of the spark plug has changed little over the last 100 years.  They sit on top of the combustion chamber and ignite the air/fuel mixture and start the power … Read moreKia Spectra: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Kia Spectra P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

P0155 is a very common OBDII code that occurs in the Kia Spectra. It is caused by a failure in one of the oxygen sensors heated elements, specifically bank 2 sensor 1. The purpose of the heated element in the oxygen sensor is to quickly bring your O2 sensor up to normal operating temperature after … Read moreKia Spectra P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

Kia Spectra P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

  P0154 is a relatively common trouble code. It’s generic, which means that it has the same meaning for any vehicle with OBDII (Kia Spectra or not). It means that the PCM/ECM is not detecting any activity from the sensor. There can be many reasons for this code to throw. These include a bad o2 … Read moreKia Spectra P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

Kia Spectra P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

P0151 is a general OBDII code that occurs in many automobiles, including the Kia Spectra. It’s letting you know that there is an issue with the wiring/harness going to the sensor, or the sensor itself is bad. There are also some less likely problems that can cause P0151. We’ll go over those below. Bank 2 is … Read moreKia Spectra P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

Kia Spectra P0150: O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

P0150 is a very common OBDII code that occurs in the Kia Spectra. It is typically caused when the Oxygen Sensor voltage is not within normal operating conditions. Kia Spectra P0150 Symptoms Typically, the only symptom of P0150 is going to be the service engine soon light. In some cases, there can be other symptoms … Read moreKia Spectra P0150: O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)