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#177 of 720 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [ort102]
Dec 18, 2007 (5:49 am)
-sounded like the tires being stuck in ice (well, this is possible: I can understand you have winter where you live..)
-check engine light popped on
-oil dripping from under the car
puzzling....!??...these look like three unrelated events ..
I understand it is the check engine light that popped on, not the oil pressure light..right?
Can you have the code read?
Did you try restarting tha car and how does it behave?
#178 of 720 Re: Sportage 2.0 hesitates [poot]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:11 am)
Really puzzling indeed....YOu have done all what the inital suggestions would have been ....
I also understand you have no Check Engine Light ON....as this is a '95, it is probably OBD1 and there is a way to flash the codes, if any...but of course, OBD1 has limited capabilities......
NOne of the options below is clearly defined by your description, but:
Ever considered catalytic blockage? This has been linked to similar symptoms in several occasions: it acts mostly when trying to accelerate at wide throttle opening as there is an added exhaust volume to handle..then at steady road speed, the problem seems to be gone..
What is mileage of engine and was timing belt changed before? I think the SOHC is less prone than the DOHC to belt failure/slippage, but it has limits too and I'd go for this check , just to be sure nothing is left in the unknown.
Another possibility - rare but verified on another car - would be a failed or shorted temperature sensor that then indicates a warmer temperature: this would lean the mixture, cause knocking, and then the knock sensor would retard timing, all that would cause symptoms that could match your description. However, such a failure would make starting rather difficult in the cold, so I'd rather dismiss this cue, but....just for the record....
#180 of 720 1998 Kia Sportage Questions?
Dec 18, 2007 (2:30 pm)
Does any one know where I can find a manual or how to put the timing back in my Kia? Also need to know about torque specs for Head on a 2.0L engine and sequence. If anybody knows the answer or a good website to find this stuff please let me know!!!
#181 of 720 Re: 1998 Kia Sportage Questions? [rynodogz]
Dec 18, 2007 (4:33 pm)
Check this out: Online Repair Manuals
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#182 of 720 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [lmp4]
Dec 18, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Well i started the car this morning to warm it up and let the windows defrost for about 5 minutes and when i came out there was a pool of oil under the car so i took my roommates car, also the dipstick before i started it showed low. Then when i got home form work i check the oil again seeing as the car had plenty of time to set and it was almost empty. I am thinking maybe i burst a gasket or possibly the oil pump possibly went seeing as it only leaks when the car is running.
As for checking the codes i am not sure how to do that on the kia i am used to having a honda where i am able to use a paper clip..
And the oil light is still not on, that i do not understand myself. However the check engine light is on and that puzzles me as well..
#183 of 720 Re: My 1999 Kia Sportage is leaking oil [ort102]
Dec 19, 2007 (3:22 am)
The oil filter adapter (as well as filter) has been a culprit in the past. THese are the only external oil passages...Check all bolts for tightness. Blown pressure switch have happened.
As long as there is enough oil to build some pressure, the oil light will not pop ON.
Reading the codes requires a scanner...
#184 of 720 Help! Sportage accelerating/stalling
Dec 19, 2007 (1:44 pm)
Hi. Hopefully someone may have a suggestion for me. My 2006 sportage has been having episodes where it will accelerate on its own, rev fast/high, and stall when the car is idling. Of course both times I have taken it to the shop the vehicle has not done this. Any suggestions? this is a real safety issue. Thank you
#185 of 720 timing belt 1999 kia spotage
Dec 19, 2007 (2:57 pm)
i need to know how to aline the counter balance shaft.not sure camshifts alinement either .
#186 of 720 Re: timing belt 1999 kia spotage [srowan]
Dec 19, 2007 (4:24 pm)
There is no counterbalance shaft
Detailed timing belt change and timing