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Hello guys, I just bought a kIA SPECTRA 2007 with 62k miles on it 2 days ago and yesterday when I was driving in the freeway, it suddenly jumped to the limp mode then it didn't shift anymore till this morning when it was cold so I'm really disappointed and when i called the guy who sold it to me, he just said that it wasn't his problem and it's too late. Anyway, I took it to a mechanic guy to check it out, he said I have a P0755 code and he said that I have to replace the Solenoid B or replace all the transmission(which costs 2000$). I just read all your posts and i think I have a similar as yours. So my questions are: Should I replace the Solenoid B or just fix the Harness? Is it better to replace a new Harness or fix the old one?

Thank you so much for sharing it was really helpful
 

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First of all thank you to all the guys who posted this solution. I had the problem with my car since i think last september. I have a Kia Spectra 2006. At various times usually after 20-30 minutes of driving or so the car would get into emergency gear and stayed like that. It would happen every day at high speeds was like someone would hit you from behind, but would happen on slowing down at lights and then would be stuck into the third gear and would take a while to be able to get to speed. Curiously the problem went away in the winter when the temperatures were bellow freezing. Winter being long here in Toronto Canada I survived with this problem until spring. When I found this solution I decided to try it. My mechanic which is an honest guy had no idea what to do with it and was trying to talk to a transmission specialist in order to find out how to fix it. so I did this myself and even tough the soldering didn't look cracked to me but I really didn't know how they should look like(broken) I decided to redo all of them. The problem I encountered and the reason why I add my comment here is that when trying to put everything back I had one of the bolts broken(D type). I was able to pull it out with a reverse drill bit but then trying to put it back another 2 broke(no over tightening, just by hand). So I had to bring it to the mechanic who was able to weld a washer and then a nut and get the broken parts out. He put the block back and then another bolt broke. (he also was under the impression that i overdid them). So he decided to replace all of them after getting the third one out(plus the one I did were four). So my advice to all of you which want to do this job. IS messy but it works and to avoid pain and frustration buy new bolts. All of them. Otherwise you might end up like me or worst if you cannot take them out. I paid only $200 for this but you might pay more or even not able to remove them. Good luck to all of you and do as you think/want I just didn't want anyone else to have this problem that I had.
 

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I found this forum by researching Kia Spectra code p0700 and p0755. My car has 111,255 miles with similar issues. I took it to a mechanic yesterday for a diagnosis and repair estimates. They quoted a price of $1600 to $4300 saying the whole transmission needs to be replaced. They strongly suggested buying a new car. Unfortunately that is not possible. Can anyone suggest how I can find someone to try this fix for me?
 

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Take this info to an honest mechanic and have him repair the flexible printed circuit board wiring at the connector...
That will also require you to drain and refill the transmission when the pan comes off BUT that should be done every 30k miles anyway!

If that doesn't cure the problem then try car-part.com
Here is a tranny with 58k miles on it in your area for $405 and labor to install it can't be that much...
2009 Transmission Kia Spectra 2.0,AUTO,FLR,FWD A.T.; (2.0L, 4 CYL, BOTTOM PAN),RG 58,425miles A $VW306 $405.22 LKQ-Keystone- Nevada USA-NV(North-Las Vegas) E-mail 702-789-4000
These transmissions can and do go 300k miles "if" properly taken care of...
The engine can also do this mileage "if" you replace the timing belt EVERY 5yrs or 60k miles...
They are very reliable cars and the area you are in the bodies will last nearly forever...
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My 06 spectra had the same issues and I was able to fix it myself thanks to all of you guys.

You really save me a lot of money, I'm very happy that the problem is gone and everything is working perfect again. THANK YOU GUYS, I really mean it. :)

I made a video of the fix, so anyone with the problem can see who I fixed it.

Regards. :laugh:
Thank you for the great video.
I followed it and cleared all my codes except P0743. I had continuity throughout the whole circuit prior to reassembly.
Any suggestions?
 

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My 06 spectra had the same issues and I was able to fix it myself thanks to all of you guys.

You really save me a lot of money, I'm very happy that the problem is gone and everything is working perfect again. THANK YOU GUYS, I really mean it. :)

I made a video of the fix, so anyone with the problem can see who I fixed it.

Regards. :laugh:


Thank you for the great video.
I followed it and cleared all my codes except P0743. I had continuity throughout the whole circuit prior to reassembly.
Any suggestions?
A follow up with more information.
The issue started when the son in law had the battery replaced at an auto parts store.
The codes were P0700, P0743 and I believe P0753.
I soldered all the pins on the cable that enters the transmission and checked the continuity for the two wire harnesses inside the transmission as noted in the great video.
All solenoids checked out to specs and had continuity throughout the complete internal wire harness prior to reassembly..
I tightened the connectors on the main harness entering the transmission.
Checked all fuses.
Dash shows which gear is selected.
If it is driven with 3rd selected there are no shifting issues. It seems to operate just fine over 15 miles.
If placed in D(drive) after warm up it will go into safe mode, or stuck in third gear.
Did I screw up when I soldered the joints. I don't know.
If I missed something or you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe someone knows of a good Kia transmission shop in Lakeland, Fl?
Stumped
 

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A follow up with more information.
The issue started when the son in law had the battery replaced at an auto parts store.
The codes were P0700, P0743 and I believe P0753.
I soldered all the pins on the cable that enters the transmission and checked the continuity for the two wire harnesses inside the transmission as noted in the great video.
All solenoids checked out to specs and had continuity throughout the complete internal wire harness prior to reassembly..
I tightened the connectors on the main harness entering the transmission.
Checked all fuses.
Dash shows which gear is selected.
If it is driven with 3rd selected there are no shifting issues. It seems to operate just fine over 15 miles.
If placed in D(drive) after warm up it will go into safe mode, or stuck in third gear.
Did I screw up when I soldered the joints. I don't know.
If I missed something or you have any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe someone knows of a good Kia transmission shop in Lakeland, Fl?
Stumped
I have to give many thanks to Lakeland Transmission Service. 863-934-1210
He suggested removing every ground wire you can find, sand it and reconnect.
I did the three that were easy to find in the engine compartment.
1) Left side of engine from intake manifold to shock tower.
2) Under the battery box there is a main ground to the transmission.
3) The battery ground.
After I cleaned the three up my problem was solved.
COuld be a good place for anyone to start.

Best of luck,
 

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2007 Kia Spectra P0755 "B solenoid"

I was reading this thread due to the problems being similar. except I only received 1 code, P0755. I have followed all of the steps in OP. except for Soldering the harness. my problem is that when I measured the Solenoids, I read 4.4 Ohms on all 5 Solenoids. then today rechecked them and read 3.8ish Ohms on all 4 of the solenoids that are clustered together. My reasonable thinking is telling me that it must be the harness because if it were the solenoid, then 1 of them would measure differently. so instead of soldering this one or paying $150 for the wiring harness from Kia, I found one for $50 that way if it doesn't work its not on me. please help me with this issue. ALL opinions are welcome.



p.s. I cannot find any wreckers with the same A4CF2 Transmissions so that I can measure the solenoids against my readings. which is quite irritating.
 

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Hello...
First digital multi-meters can be wrong with their "zero" calibration can vary...
so... I'd check the zero reading by touching the red and black leads together before reading resistance...
I highly DOUBT the external transmission wiring harness is at fault...but I could be wrong...
You may be wasting your $50...

This thread is about the internal wiring of the transmission... and the problems caused by the internal connections...
If you have time read this whole thread...
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Hello...
First digital multi-meters can be wrong with their "zero" calibration can vary...
so... I'd check the zero reading by touching the red and black leads together before reading resistance...
I highly DOUBT the external transmission wiring harness is at fault...but I could be wrong...
You may be wasting your $50...

This thread is about the internal wiring of the transmission... and the problems caused by the internal connections...
If you have time read this whole thread...
Dave
 

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Could this issue apply to an 07 Rondo 2.7L? A5GF1? 190K kms
I just bought this car for 1K$ as it has trans issues, expecting to replace it.

He stated that it threw a P0734 code, but when I was there it had a P0733 code. Speed sensor already replaced.

Hoping to limp it home to investigate and hopefully not replace trans.

Any input would be appreciated. New to the forum and Kia.
 

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I have the same issue with my Spectra 2006-EX
I went to Kia dealer and did full Diagnosing and came up this code which is Trans temp senor.
Parts# 46386-3A050 it's only $16.40. On kiacarparts.net
The dealership quote me for $581.13 + tax, Misc.

This is my first post or reply but i joined just to share this information.
 

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Hi Joespectra...
You didn't say if the repair was completed before you posted... If not please keep us updated on if that solved your problems...
If you noticed the original poster had quite a few p7xx codes which the transmission temperature sensor would not cause all of them...
The original problems were caused by a common problem cracked (cold solder) joints on a flexible printed circuit cable that was actually a problem that has become fairly common for these cars...
Dealers sometimes misdiagnose problems just based upon the stored codes... I hope you had only one code and the sensor solves your problems...
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Hello, I have a 2004 spectra 2.0 side pan automatic transmission, on cold start, it shifts hard on all gears for the first 12-15 minutes, then it will shift fine, runs great. I have replaced input and output speed sensors and did a drain and fill, that didn't correct anything, it has 130,000 miles on it and no check engine lights on, I'm wondering if the harness soldering could be my problem, or maybe something else. Any response would be greatly appreciated. I'm just a parts changer not a mechanic, but after looking at this thread I feel like I could do the soldering job.

Thanks Squirrel
 

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This an excelent post, I thought it might b my problem , but it wasn't. turned out being the tcm/ecm module. I'm glad I didn't tear into that transmission. but with this web site , I had the confidence to do it, great web site, it turned out to be the tmc/ ecm module, computer, change it, runs like a champ, but now I have an oxygen sensor code, I Will work on it now, Thank you to all who posted/.
2004 kia spectra, u

update cel turned off, it was p0300, hope it was just getting use to the ecm.

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Hello i have a 2007 Spectra5 and I it's having shifting problems. The vehicle were jerk randomly during the day and go into a limp mode. I can't remember what P07xx code it threw at first but it had to do with the shift b solenoid. I attempted to fix my Tranny like in the YouTube video and how mscoast recommended. I did everything like the video except I bought the wiring harness instead of soldering(it did have two cracked solder joints). After putting it back together it threw P0700 code, stuck in limp mode permanently now, and when i put it in reverse you here a loud thump! I noticed I didn't connect the wiring harness correctly. Outer connecter would not fully connect to the inner wiring harness (if I pulled the connector it slides off easily). I tried connecting it but the inner wiring harness would push back down. Now on the 5 solenoids and VFS solenoid I am getting 4.5+ ohms instead of the 3.2/3.5(vfs). So I assumed the solenoids were bad since the harness for the solenoids didn't look bad, but the new one that just came in is also reading 4.5+ ohms! It this the correct resistance for the 07 model or the one I ordered is faulty too? IDK if I should install the new set of solenoids or just leave the old ones since they have the same reading and put the tranny back together and hope it was just that I didn't connect the inner wiring harness correctly?

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I don't mean to rehash a severely dead thread, but I have a 2006 rio (elderly neighbor's) with the P0750, P0755, P0760. Is this the same trans? If so, did everyone have all the codes of the OP or a random assortment?
 

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Hey Big RED...
You can have all kinds of strange random codes stored with the battery weak...or the ground problems you may have...
Solve your int. starting problems first...
Dave
 
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