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#2 of 720 Kia Sportage 2002 Cooling System
Jul 29, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Has anyone heard of the blades on a cooling fan melting and breaking off? Well it happens. I had only been driving about an hour when I heard a sound like a belt breaking, then the air conditioning quit being cool. I thought for sure a belt broke. Then the motor just quit running. Not sure if the 99 degree weather had anything to do with. I have been good with keeping up with oil changes and check ups. I had noticed on the Edmunds car safty recall site that there is a notice for coolant system fans. Not sure what to do from this point. This just happend on July 29. Will post results. Anyone who has this type of vehicle needs to get this checked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#3 of 720 Check engine light
Sep 03, 2006 (6:07 pm)
I just had all the required maintenance (40,000 miles) performed about 4 months ago at my local dealership. My check engine light has come on now. It is a steady light (not flashing) and the dealer says that because the maintenance was actually performed BEFORE the odometer hit 40,000, that the light just needs to be reset. But for me to get my car into them for a half a day is a huge hassle. How can I reset the light myself? They don't want to share that info with me.
#4 of 720 Re: Check engine light [plemeron]
Sep 03, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Try unhooking the battery. You'll have to reset the clock, but I believe that'll reset the computer on most cars.
#5 of 720 embarassed to ask this ...
Nov 10, 2006 (10:50 am)
i am a little overdue for an oil change - would this make my check engine light come on? (just came on today)
Nov 27, 2006 (8:12 am)
Some companies do set the "check engine" light to coincide with the oil change intervals. My Scion light comes on every 5k miles to remind the driver for the oil changes. I reset it after I chenge my own oil.
#7 of 720 failed D.E.Q ..... 1998 kia sportage
Dec 03, 2006 (5:00 pm)
diagnostic code reads: P0140 02sensor circuit no activiy detected (bank 1 sensor 2)
somewhere i found the code to mean the oxygen sensor. The owners manaul suggests to first start with the fuses. Then the wiring, and last the sensors. Checking the fuses was easy .... they are not blown. Now I am lost as I have no idea where to look for wiring, or where the oxygen sensors are located. Can anyone help?
#8 of 720 Re: failed D.E.Q ..... 1998 kia sportage [cwoodard]
Dec 23, 2006 (9:09 am)
I had the same problem. You have to change the o2 sensor. $105.99 at autozone only go with oem part.
#9 of 720 email@example.com
Dec 23, 2006 (9:12 am)
Can you clean the o2 sensors on a 2000 kia sportage?
#10 of 720 Re: failed D.E.Q ..... 1998 kia sportage [rgarrison]
Dec 23, 2006 (10:30 am)
thank you! alhou I did change the wires and coils, and the check engine lite stayed off for almost 2 days, in which I got it thru D.E.Q. and it passed!!! The lite is back on, then off, now on.... so thats my next project!! I appreciate the advice to stay with the OEM part.... and I did find an illustrated guide on line thru the official kia site on how to do everything and where everything is located!! Maybe something I should post for everyone? again thank you!
#11 of 720 ON LINE Kia manual for repairs & maintenance
Dec 23, 2006 (10:39 am)
you have to sign up, but it costs nothing!!
once you are at the site, in the left column, click on ETM
it takes you to another screen. On the header of the main screen you need to select your model, year, control unit, and option. Once you have done that, use the column on the left to type in what you are looking for, such as brakes, spark plugs, etc, Good Luck .... its been a life saver for me!!