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#127 of 707 Drivers side door panal
Nov 12, 2007 (4:13 pm)
Hi. I need help getting my drivers side door panal off. I have a 1999 4wd Kia sportage and the window fell down into the door. Unsure as to why, but cannot figure out how to get panal off to find out. I have gotten the screws out and the panal popped lose, but do not know how to get the door handle on inside off or the electric window controls off. Also if you have any ideas on why the window fell and what I need to do to fix it that would be great. Winters coming and I can't see through plastic on my window:) Thanks ahead of time.
Nov 12, 2007 (6:38 pm)
Help, I have a 2002 kia sportage 4X4 and up unit this last year have had pretty good luck with it.
However it is now an endless money pit. My latest problem is the smell of unburnt gas flooding the interior of the car when it is started. The smell of gas is so strong that you can smell it out side the vehicle as you walk up to it. I have to let it warm up as I live in Alaska. I took it in and the mechanic found that the exhust manifold was SPLIT in two...about to fall apart, he fixed that and thought he had fixed the problem..but no such luck. I had it in the shop all last week and they were able to duplicate the problem, but after 5 days could not really find out where the fumes were coming from and why they were being brought in the the cab of the vehicle. So they changed the O rings on the fuel injector..but that is not the problem either.
Does anyone have any ideas..I am about to go broke on this one. And am very worried about the safty issues of raw gas fumes flooding the interior of the vehicle.
Also with what I have gone thru with this car in the last year...I will never buy a Kia. I have changed the alternator, timing belt, fan, water pump, had the 4x4 fixed (only to be told I needed to spend the money to put manual locking hubs as the repair will not last, as the vacume locking 4x4 doesn't work on these vehicles) exhust manifold replaced
#129 of 707 Re: gas fumes [repairpoor]
Nov 13, 2007 (9:17 am)
A common problem with a neat solution:
#130 of 707 Re: gas fumes [lmp4]
Nov 15, 2007 (6:33 pm)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!
I called my mechanic as soon as I read your posting today, and they are going to look at the problem tomorrow...I have my fingers crossed.
He had decided that it wasn't the O rings on the fuel injectors...but the fuel injectors and has ordered them and was going to replace them. Hopefully you have supplied me with the real solution.
Thank you again
#131 of 707 Re: Drivers side door panal [magenta]
Nov 17, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Well I got it fixed. I figured out how to get the door panel off and found that the power window regulator/motor had to be replaced. The part was a little pricey, but under 100 dollars. Very easy to fix once I found somewhere to order the part. I just wanted to put this up just in case anyone else has there window fall in and wants to know what might of happened.
#132 of 707 soprtage 2001 and 2002 front hubs????
Nov 20, 2007 (3:22 pm)
Are the front hubs the same in the 2001 and 2002. WARN makes manual locking hubs but they claim they only work up to 2001. My dealer was no help they claim that most of the part numbers are the same and are grouped in the same book. I don't want to buy them and find out they wont work.
#133 of 707 Re: soprtage 2001 and 2002 front hubs???? [pmarchione]
Nov 20, 2007 (7:48 pm)
I own a 2000, but all posts in all Sportage forums never mentioned any difference and I'm convinced they are the same. But I'll doublecheck and come back.
EDIT: I checked with RockAUto.com and the c.v. half shafts are the same, hence same size and spline count, hence, hubs are the same.
Notice warn also makes cam type #61918 automechanical that work very well for general use. For severe off-road abuse, I think the manual warn# 60247 will endure more.
Mine has the automechanical.
#134 of 707 Re: soprtage 2001 and 2002 front hubs???? [pmarchione]
Nov 21, 2007 (1:44 am)
This from "Callappoyas" at 4x4Wire:
I own a 2002. Hub are same. everything is same as the 2001. We have an added foot rest for driver; is all that's different.
Many after-markets list only up to the 2001 year.
#135 of 707 2001 kia sportage trans slips
Nov 22, 2007 (2:28 pm)
I purchased a 2001 kia sportage abot two years ago. The nightmare begins. The day I purchased it I had to bring it back because the trans line started leaking. The dealed replaced it, about a week later the transmission started slipping. I brought it to the local kia dealer hoping they might be able to solve this problem. they replace the timing belt, fuel tank, fuel pump, trans computer, engine computer, wiring harnesses for engine and transmission. cleaned all grounds, changed fluids, and a few other items. the kia is in worse operating condition now than it was when i brought it to them. they have washed their hands of it. any suggestions as to what may be the problem? It slips sometimes from a complete stop to go, also drops out of gear sparatically, as well it slows down when the kick down enguages. Does this vehicle have a valve body in the transmission? might a spring be broken internally? I can not locate a manual for this transmission to read on it. Please help?
#136 of 707 Re: 2001 kia sportage trans slips [eternity1]
Nov 22, 2007 (5:12 pm)
It is free and you have access to the authentic kia SHOP manuals, as well as diagrams, OBD codes....etc
ONce registered, click SHOP , Choose your model as Sportage(AL), not (KM), then year 2001...,then click SHOP again and browse through the menu. by the way they list "transaxle" but they mean transmission.