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2002 Kia Spectra Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2002 Kia Spectra
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Compact
24 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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February 20, 2013, 12:01 pm

Jesse G

Question: But on the 2002

But these instructions seem to point to the higher models, whereas the 2002 doesnt seem to have the filter behind the splash cover. Do you know where the fuel tank air filter is on the 2002 kia spectra?

February 20, 2013, 12:26 pm

Elizabeth K

If it's not behind the splash cover, and you saw a dealership video indicating that earlier models had it above the gas tank, then it is logical to assume that the dealership video is correct.

However, you may want to scan for codes first, to make sure there are no problems with your evap system causing a pressurization problem.

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