I recently had a 2006 Kia Spectra that had no spark, and I could only find limited information.
If you find yourself with the same problem, below is what I found.
A video is at the bottom of the page for a visual walk-through.
If you have an OBDII scan tool for the Kia, be sure to scan for any engine errors if possible.
First, be sure it is a no-spark problem and not a fuel issue.
One way to quickly check for fuel is to listen for the fuel pump under the back seat when the key is turned on.
The pump will only be heard for 1-2 seconds when the key is first turned on.
Even if you can hear the pump, there may still be a fuel problem, but much less likely if it is running.
What To Check No Spark 2006 Kia Spectra
- Wiring or Bad Plug
- Crankshaft Position Sensor
- Cam Position Sensor
- Coil Pack
- Spark Plugs and Wires
An open wire or bad connector can cause no spark.
Check the connections are good with no oil on them.
Check the fuses, mainly the one labeled “SNSR”, in the engine fuse box.
The engine fuse box is located under the hood above the battery.
A bad Crankshaft Position Sensor can cause no spark.
It is located on the side of the engine next to the bell housing. (See the video at the bottom of the page.)
A 10mm bolt holds it in place.
A bad Cam Position Sensor can cause no spark.
It is located on the fount of the engine’s top left side. (See the video at the bottom of the page.)
A 10mmm bolt holds it in place.
A bad Coil Pack can also cause no spark.
It is held in place with four 10 mm bolts.
The spark plugs and wires are not likely to all have no spark, but if they are very old, they may be a problem.
Each component above needs to be checked when no spark is going into the engine.
In my case, it was a bad fuse and a plug with a bad pin.
I had already replaced most of the components and was thinking it could be the computer but luckily found the bad pin.
Have you had no spark on Kia? Let us know your thought or how you fixed it below.