About Kia Spectra SX
Kia Spectra SX is a compact vehicle manufactured by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors from 2007 to 2009. The first Kia Spectra SX was introduced in 2007 in the North American market as a variant of Kia Spectra. During that time, Kia Spectra SX was the second generation Kia Spectra and also the second generation Kia Cerato. Being a sport-tuned vehicle, Kia Spectra SX has excellent performance and is very prevalent among performance minded enthusiasts.
The Kia Spectra SX, as a matter of fact, is similar as the Kia Spectra5 SX in sporty style. When it was first unveiled in North America in 2007, it was a 4-door sedan. Along with Kia Spectra EX sedan, Kia Spectra SX is also a trim level of Kia Spectra. Kia Spectra SX had got several engine options. It was powered by 2.0 L G4GC inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine that could produce 132 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque and 2.0 L D inline 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that could produce 138 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque. And these engines were fitted along with either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Kia Spectra SX Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Since Kia Spectra SX is a trim level of Kia Spectra, its design idea may derive from it. Thus, design flaws in Kia Spectra may get spread to Kia Spectra SX. In order to sustain your Kia Spectra SX for a longer time, you can learn about how to diagnose and solve common problems on your Kia Spectra SX in advance just in case:
First of all, engine performance suffers. According to Kia Spectra SX owners, decreased engine performance often can be seen as your vehicle is going downhill. In general, Kia Spectra SX will create metallic sounds, when driving down the road, vehicle would sputter, engine may still run bit it does not perform as it should, the needle in the oil pressure gauge on the dashboard falling quickly; at the same time, and dirty or black exhaust along with burnt oil order comes from the exhaust pipe. Once these signs appear on your Kia Spectra SX, the oil filter really deserves a thorough inspection.
Second, braking and transmission issues. Kia Spectra SX owners have complained that as accumulation of mileage, brakes become noisy and brake pedals are pulsating. And the poor responded brakes are often very dangerous for driving, so you had better get your Spectra SX brake pad set inspected well. As for transmission failure, as it shows as slipping clutch, whirring and whining noises as well as delay in reversing, you are advised to check your Spectra SX automatic transmission filter more frequently.
While apart from above mentioned auto parts, in Kia Spectra SX, you have more parts to take care of as every single part in it would have an important impact on its performance as well as your driving trip. Wiper blade, a humble cleaner of your windshield, is responsible for offering excellent driving visibility by brushing off debris on the windscreen. Fog light, however, has similar function as windshield wiper in providing better visibility. Headlight not only works as leader of roads ahead, but also acts as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians of your presence. The similarity of these parts is they all work under harsh conditions. So you need perform routine maintenance on them. At the same time, wheel seal that stops accumulation of dirt on wheels so that wheels can move smoothly should also get maintained regularly.
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