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#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.
#137 of 707 Re: gas fumes [repairpoor]
Nov 23, 2007 (10:46 pm)
there is a 4-5 inch fuel return hose coming off the fuel rail. i have personally replaced over 50 of these for your same concern. usually most technicians do not see the fuel leak because it is slight and it evaporates fast. it is also close to the cold air intake for the heater(cowl) making the fuel smell inside the vehicle strong. the hose when removed will be dryrotted and hard. the hose costs under 10 dollars and a half hour to an hour labor is needed. it comes directly off the fuel pressure regulator
#138 of 707 Help. Check engine and Hold light
Nov 26, 2007 (11:52 am)
I recently have had serious problems with my '01 Kia Sportage. My check engine light comes on for a while and goes off for a day or so, the hold light is blinking at me and the car runs terrible. I took it to the dealer and they suggested that 2 of my coils are going bad along with several other problems (codes P0300, P0302, P0303, P1115 whatever those are). I had most of the major problems repaired by a mechanic (H2o pump, timing belt, plugs, cooling fan assembly, fuel filter), but my funds have run out and I'm afraid I'm going to have to address the coils and maybe need to change the trans fluid in order to get the "hold" light to stop flashing at me. I'm thinking the coils are what are causing it to idle terribly and why it is giving me so much trouble cranking (turning over but not starting, sounds like its struggling to fire).
Any suggestion/direction to fixing these issues would be greatly appreciated.
#139 of 707 Ammonia smell with my 2000 Kia Sportage
Nov 26, 2007 (2:57 pm)
My 2000 Kia Sportage has an ammonia smell coming through the vents. We took it to a mechanic who cleaned out the windshield washer line and that did not fix it. They could still smell it after that and was not sure what it is. If you had this, please let me know. Any help is very much appreciated.
#140 of 707 Re: Help. Check engine and Hold light [hadit2]
Nov 26, 2007 (2:57 pm)
OK 300 is firing problem, 302, 303 indicates firing problem is on cylinders 2 and 3, so that is relevant of ONE of the 2 coils or ignition cable....a common problem.
P1115 is colant temperature problem, most probably a wiring /contat problem...anyway if car does not overheat this is not en emergency.
Are you able to remove the intake duct then plastic cover to access coils? I'll post instructions and photos.
#141 of 707 Re: Ammonia smell with my 2000 Kia Sportage [jeffrut]
Nov 26, 2007 (3:03 pm)
Well ....ammonia...?!?...but there two common smell intrusions with this model: one is gas...see posts just 3 or 4 positions ahead of this one, the other is coolant smell from blown heater core..all too common....and I can provide the instructions for that change....very very different from the manufacturer's handbook, and much much less expensive.
So.....try to pin point the exact nature of the smell.
Whe does that happen? just after starting? or once warmed up, or during acceleration or hill climbing....
#142 of 707 Re: Ammonia smell with my 2000 Kia Sportage [lmp4]
Nov 26, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply. The smell happens pretty much while the car is warming up or is warmed up and the gas peddle is pushed down to accelerate. Hope that makes sense.
#143 of 707 Re: Ammonia smell with my 2000 Kia Sportage [jeffrut]
Nov 26, 2007 (3:54 pm)
"The smell happens pretty much while ..the gas peddle is pushed down to accelerate"
This makes me think of something I experience with my Sportage...as well as my Pontiac Transport, kind of "acrid" smell, in conditions of advanced throttle position like going up a long hill..but I never made a positive identification: seems like "hot metal" smell...
may be some stray exhaust, but I have no "real" leak in the system....
#144 of 707 Re: Help. Check engine and Hold light [lmp4]
Nov 27, 2007 (5:14 pm)
I'm sure I can remove the intake duct and cover. I haven't tried yet, but hopefully it shouldn't be too tough. I plan on at least replacing the coils in a couple of days when I actually get a day off of work. Your help with instructions so I dont mess it up is greatly appreciated. Any ideas on why the hold light would be flashing?