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#284 of 720 Re: Help 2001 Kia Sportage no power [lmp4]
Mar 04, 2008 (2:57 pm)
The timing belt was replaced about 1mth ago, when we were trying to figure out the problem. It works well for a a few miles and then starts doing the same thing again. It is like it has a bug, works well then doesn't work well and then doesn't. It was put on the computer and it came up the 02 sensor and throttle position sensor but can't really get a decent reading because of the issue it has.
#285 of 720 Re: Help 2001 Kia Sportage no power [sue45]
Mar 05, 2008 (7:29 pm)
It was put on the computer and it came up the 02 sensor and throttle position sensor
TPS makes sense. THis is not an expensive item and it is easy to change. I would not dismiss that indication. Failed TPS will cause jerk and buck....Pay attention to connectors.
O2 will have effect once car it up to temperature..because it is out of the loop when cold. It depends which code: hi or lo O2 readings can be caused by other factors, like failed injectors, as well as O2 sensor and connectors. O2 heater code is a problem with the sensor itself or connectors.
#286 of 720 Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding
Mar 12, 2008 (7:57 am)
I have a 2001 Kia Sportage. I had the car in the shop in January, 2008 (about 35 days ago) and had the wheel hubs, front left axel, and a few other things replaced as the front wheel was making a funny whistling sound. After spending $1700.00 I was driving my car and put the car into 4 Wheel Drive before leaving my driveway. It was the first time I put the 4 Wheel on since picking the car up from the shop. About 3 miles later, the transfer case exploded and cut the transmission line. I would like to know if anyone has every experienced or heard of such a thing. I was told that somehow the 4 wheel drive was jammed which caused such a pressure that the tranfer case exploded. I'd like to know if this "explosion" may have resulted from the repairs that were done in January. I was also told that only a four wheel drive axel can be put on my car, however when I review my bill from January, it states a "A.W. Drive Axel" was put on my car. Does this sound right?? Any information relating to this problem would be great!!!
#287 of 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 13, 2008 (7:54 am)
This car cannot physically be fitted with anything else than what duplicates the original. So whatever the labelling, what was installed is not the cause of your problem.
THe most ..and, in fact, the only probable cause for overtorquing the transfer case is running on dry pavement with the 4WD engaged. THis 4x4 is labelled "part time 4WD" and MUST NEVER ..never never...be run on asphalt in 4x4 because it has no differential between front and rear drive shafts and any difference in front and rear wheel speed (like when turning) will overstress the transfer case with the eventual result you describe.
Sorry that happens after $1700.
Look for salvage yards for a replacement T-case...even e-bay, may be,...and come back for further info as you wish. Please also state what type of new hubs were installed as there are special precautions in using the auto-mechanical type for the sake of the hubs themselves (as opposed to the original vacuum type).
#288 of 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:40 am)
Now....may be procure more details on the "nature" of the explosion (is the case cracked and oil spliled out) and what do you describe as a "cutting the transmission line".
#289 of 720 KIA 2005 Sportage marker lights
Mar 13, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I have a KIA Sportage 2005 4WD. I don't know if the term is correct, but the small orange light just above the headlight and to the right is burned out. This is the light that lights up when going to first click on the headlight switch.
I looked in thinking I can change a simple light bulb. WRONG! The area is so packed with stuff that I can't even identify where the connector or housing is for this light. I sure don't want to go to a dealer and spend $40 or more just to replace a light bulb.
Can anyone help? PLEASE....
#290 of 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [lmp4]
Mar 13, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Hi, thanks so much for the reply. I can assure you that the vehicle was put in four wheel drive during a snow storm. roads were totally snow covered. I was told by the mechanic that when the car was put into four wheel drive something jammed it which caused the transfer case to explode. (we only made it a couple of miles before it exploded) You mentioned something about the hubs being replaced. The two front wheel hubs were replaced (XDL OKO1A3320xB), along with the front left axel and shaft, wheel bearings. If you have any further information which might be helpful, that would be great. Thanks so much for your time.
#291 of 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:10 pm)
..if that happened right after the wheel bearing change, I could have suspected the wheel bearing was adjusted too tight..and that can cause a wheel bearing to seize, I've seen it happen... but this is not dependant of running in 4WD..so it should have occurred before...
....just confirm nothing was changed in the front differerential...($1700....that must cover a lot of parts...???_...I can't imagine someone might have replaced the differential with the wrong ratio....which would be relevant of causing havoc as soon as 4WD is engaged...but this would be almost not imaginable....(.I'm just thinking out loud...)
..is it possible the front driving shaft (between t-case and differential) got loose ?
DO you use oversize tires?...
Can you take photos of the underneath?
..??? part number for the hubs are unknown to me...usually the original hubs are changed to Warn auto-mechanical, which involve changing the spindle nuts..the one that keep the bearing properly tight..so this info can be related ..as the spindle nut has to be blocked by a key: if the key was forgotten, there is a possibility that engaging the 4WD would force the spindle nut on right side ...to get tighter and seize the bearing...this is speculation at this point, but I would certainly check if the spindle nut key was properly installed....you should then have felt a sudden braking effect as the bearing seized...
Other than that....I'm left with a freak incident....but... that occurred after work was performed on these components..of course, it leads to thinking there is some connection.....an unwanted number of aircraft accidents or incidents occur just after the plane went through maintenance....so......
At this moment, can you move the vehicle ?
What is the condition of the t-case? is it visibly cracked ?
IN any case, keep us informed of the development...
#292 of 720 Re: KIA 2005 Sportage marker lights [freds6]
Mar 14, 2008 (4:53 am)
Sportage 2005..small orange light just above the headlight and to the right is burned out.
YOu have to take the headlight cluster out to change that bulb. Check this out that I picked up from KIa website.
You can register at www.kiatechinfo.com and browse through and download almost anything about your car.
#293 of 720 Re: KIA 2005 Sportage marker lights [lmp4]
Mar 14, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Thank you very much for the assist. It is appreciated.