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I have a 2009 kia spectre. The car has 122,000 miles on it.

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I have a 2009 kia spectre. The car has 122,000 miles on it. It just started about a week ago to drag when I accelerate from 2nd gear to 3rd. The RPM's fluctuate between 5 & 8. I also noticed the car is running a little hotter than usual. I had the air filter changed last month and keep up on the oil changes. Once the car gets up to above 40 it seems fine. It is just getting it there that has me concerned. Any suggestions?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?

I haven't noticed any leaks in my driveway. Are you talking about anti- freeze coolant?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Spectra yourself? What have you tried so far?

The problem just started so I don't know what I should be checking. I may have to take it to a shop. I don't know how to diagnose what the problem could be.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No Thank you. That is it.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 7 months ago
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have you checked the transmission fluid yet when the car is at operating temperature and running?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No. Not recently. It has been a while since I have checked that.
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 7 months ago

ok check that and let me know the level and condition, wipe it on a white paper towel and let me know the color of the fluid

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I appreciate your help. I just got off the phone with my friend he is going to pick up the car tomorrow and take a look at it for me. Happy Holidays!
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 7 months ago

your very welcome and happy holidays to you as well!

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