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#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)
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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.
#272 of 707 Re: Kia 2002 blown gasket [nellyhogan]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:42 am)
I do not believe in miracles...and I always wonder how these "stopleak" agents know what to plug, and what not. ILve never used them and would not, but I know some did...and checked their problem for a while, while others ended up with a clogged radiator or heater core that they had to change on top of the head gasket.....if the instant return on probability of success is worth it, calculate your odds..but in the end, the head gasket will have to be done. I understand proper (or improper) timing can be a factor.
THIs car gasket change is not such a tedious job as access is not that bad and I think some trusted mechanic can do it for much less. $1500 is what it takes to do both heads on a GM 3.4 when half of the car has to be taken out or the engine subframe lowered down and out.....so same amount is out of proportion for a Sporty.
#273 of 707 Re: 2000 2wd kia sportage is running very rough, stalling and then dying. [ran3030]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:44 am)
re: I've replaced the spark plugs, the wires, the coil packs, and we've sealed the top half of the engine again
Details on year , model, engine type , color of wire . ANy code available?
#274 of 707 Re: 2000 Kia Sportage Catalytic Converter [onejule]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:48 am)
re: think the catalytic converter in the front needs to be replaced.
What were the starting elements for this conclusion?
Yes there are 2 cats.
Leak codes for EVAP system are quite common.....and they come and go for no reason...anyway, check all hoses to the evap can and solenoid valve on right fender and keep fuel fill cap tight.