2002 Kia Spectra wont start since being put on a computer

Asked by Nov 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM about the 2002 Kia Spectra Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Kia Spectra wont start since being put on a computer.  A mechanic put a friends Kia
on a computer to read the codes and disconnected the battery and reconnected it to clear
the codes. Now the car wont start it will turn over though.  The mechanic said the Throttle
position sensor is bad and so is the computer.   I want to make sure that is what is wrong
before she has to buy a new computer.  Can you help please?

3 Answers

20,860

First off you don't clear the codes by disconnecting the battery. If they had a computer on the KIA the computer should have cleared the codes. Start with the TPS and see if the car starts. Almost sounds like the mechanic doesn't know what he's/she's doing or they are trying to screw your friend out of money. Maybe take it to a different mechanic.

Just what I was thinking. Thank you for your help.

20,860

No problem. Good luck.

Your Answer

Spectra

Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?

CarGurus has 905 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $4,995.

ZIP:

Kia Spectra Experts

  • #1
    Christina Ruggiero
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    Jeffrey Foster
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    Todd Warnke
    Reputation
    220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Optima
559 Great Deals out of 32,960 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
970 Great Deals out of 65,643 listings starting at $1,699
Used Honda Civic
814 Great Deals out of 60,960 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Elantra
675 Great Deals out of 50,724 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento
473 Great Deals out of 32,119 listings starting at $2,290
Used Honda Accord
1,129 Great Deals out of 73,674 listings starting at $1,100
Used Kia Sportage
248 Great Deals out of 18,667 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Rio
76 Great Deals out of 6,728 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,077 Great Deals out of 86,843 listings starting at $800
Used Kia Sedona
170 Great Deals out of 7,339 listings starting at $1,895
Used Hyundai Sonata
909 Great Deals out of 56,689 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Sentra
787 Great Deals out of 51,040 listings starting at $2,100
Used Hyundai Accent
322 Great Deals out of 12,315 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Focus
816 Great Deals out of 62,343 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Kia Spectra For Sale
122 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.