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#262 of 707 Re: 1999 kia sportage 4x4 overheating [ort102]
Feb 12, 2008 (3:52 pm)
Ok sorry for the delay in letting you know what i found out. I have yet to get a meter to test the amps. However, I ended up taking the car in and and apparently my clutch was gone in the fan i thought because it was moving it waws ok. But i am guessing it wasn't. But then i still had the over-heating problem so they kept the car for a few days then they finally had to have someone from kian come look at it. And they said that it was overheating due to the system needing burped. This was somethign i had never heard of but i guess once you change the thermostat you need to do this. And since the "burp" it has not over-heated. thansk for all your help. I hope i do not have to come back and bother you with anymore problems.
#263 of 707 diagnstic tests
Feb 13, 2008 (10:58 am)
i got a diagnostic test done that read . p1123 tra air lcfk age can anyone tell me what the fault is please
#264 of 707 Re: Help 2001 Kia Sportage no power [lmp4]
Feb 13, 2008 (5:15 pm)
We just changed the timing belt a couple of weeks ago at the same time we replaced everything else I mentioned. It did fix the problem of it having no power to go over 50 or 60 km per hour. It starts fine and idles fine, the issue is when you put it in gear it is really sluggish like it has no power until you get up to over 60km per hour. It is an automatic
#265 of 707 Re: 1999 kia sportage 4x4 overheating [ort102]
Feb 14, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Ok so now i have anotgher problem I drove to cleveland today which is aboutu 3 hours away and at about 90 miles into the trip the temp guage started to go up. So i turned on the heat it dropped back below half. then when i got off at my exit the guage shot all the way down below cold then started dancing around as i would accelerate and when i would come to a stop it would just drop again.. any ideas
#266 of 707 Re: 1999 kia sportage 4x4 overheating [ort102]
Feb 14, 2008 (7:36 pm)
the trip the temp guage started to go up.
turned on the heat it dropped back below half.
then ..the guage shot all the way down below cold then started dancing around
when i would come to a stop it would just drop again.. any ideas
That was one of symptoms I already described as associated with exhaust invasion of cooling system due to a blown head gasket. THis is what "burps" the system.
I told you many ways to check specifically for this...I think this relieves you from more testing. Most obviously, you have a blown head gasket.
#267 of 707 Re: diagnstic tests [agregory]
Feb 14, 2008 (7:57 pm)
P1123 Long Term Fuel Trim Adaptive Air System Low - Read Our
Article On Oxygen Sensor Codes For Help With This Kia Check Engine Light Code
PLease indicate year model.
THis indicates computer tries to correct for mixture past its available range. THere is a problem with the fuel delivery system. DO you have other symptoms?
#268 of 707 Re: Help 2001 Kia Sportage no power [sue45]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:16 pm)
"it is really sluggish like it has no power until you get up to over 60km per hour. It is an automatic "
Did you have this car for a long time? DO you compare the performance to this same car as you knew it before, or to other cars you are used to drive? Objectively, this engine has no torque at low rpm ...so what you say is not very different from its "normal" behaviour....that is why I want to know your base for comparison....
I had asked you to confirm you do not start with the HOLD light on...
#269 of 707 Kia 2002 blown gasket
Feb 20, 2008 (1:28 am)
Our radiator had been leaking a little bit and We just found out yesterday from the dealership that it is a blown gasket and they want $1000 to $2000 for fixing it!! Can we use one of those stop leak products instead? My husband found some thing called Steel Seal on the internet which is supposed to be garanteed but it almost seems too good to be true.
#270 of 707 2000 Kia Sportage Catalytic Converter
Feb 20, 2008 (8:37 am)
I think the catalytic converter in the front needs to be replaced. A mechanic in my church will do the work for free, only $200 for the part. Does anyone know, the repair shop told me theres a front catalytic converter and a rear one? Is that true? Six months ago the check engine light on and the codes showed a leak in the EVAP system. Thanks.
#271 of 707 2000 2wd kia sportage is running very rough, stalling and then dying.
Feb 20, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I've replaced the spark plugs, the wires, the coil packs, and we've sealed the top half of the engine again (oil was hitting the back spark plug) and I'm still having issues.
I don't know what the name of it is, but there's a wire in the back of the engine, a little left of the center, that when moved simulated the shaking and stalling I was going through. When we moved it, the shaking stopped. We zip tied it, and replaced it. Car ran fine for two days, and now it's doing the same thing again. I'm absolutely furious about this. My job is very strict about coming in on time, and me being without a car is going to cause me to lose my job. I need some help with this, and a friend of mine works on cars all the time cannot figure this out at all.
I'm stuck. Help if you can.