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#300 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 18, 2008 (5:37 am)
...but...I'm still curious about the other end of the driving shaft....the one that connects to the differential...did you take a photo of tht end..and differential ? Was one section of the driving shaft still attached to the differential ?..... I wonder if it is possible that the "snap" we see in the pictures occured rather as a consequence of another failure ...In fact, the extent of the damage would rather indicate the shaft first got loose from the differnetial end, fell down, planted in some road obstacle, then jacked the t-case up explaining the torn off frame bracket and the case extended upwards..then snapped as it went past 90° vertical
....where was the driving shaft after the car stopped ? ANd in how many pieces? It shows as assembled in this picture,..
.were the two parts put together after the fact....? May be I'm "paranoid"...but if all of it was found on the ground, in 1 or in 2 separate parts, it did separate from the differential first...
THis is just such an unusual event ......the few times I saw that..on other cars..it was because one end got loose for the bolts had fallen...I think is almost impossible it "snapped" like that just on engine torque...and anyway, just snapping at that end should not have caused much damage...
#301 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 18, 2008 (10:41 am)
Dave Scott, who has access to my photo bank on another forum , without reading my comments, also said
".....it looks like the driveshaft got pushed back into the t-case"
confirming the interpretation that the shaft separated at the differential first....
I think the event is not a "freak"....
#302 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [lmp4]
Mar 18, 2008 (5:16 pm)
Thanks so much for your input. So how should I handle this when I go to the car shop. What approach should I take. The car was used in 4WD in December before I took it into the shop in January and I did not have any problems with the 4WD. I took the car into the shop because of the noises it was making in the front wheel which resulted in all the work that was done. My belief is that since this was the first time the 4WD was used since picking up the car, it has to be related. Also, my Kia only has 105,000.00 kms. on it. Its my baby - any advise on how to approach the mechanics who worked on my car would be gratefully appreciated. I think you guys are awesome!!!
#303 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 18, 2008 (5:42 pm)
My view.comes from too far away , but some independant knowledgeable person would confirm the facts ..: some negligence is involved in the condition of the driving shaft after the $1700 repair. THe shaft just cannot just have snapped from the T-case end AND cause that damage: if it had snapped like that, it would have fallen to the ground, trailing, would have been out of the way and then unable to cause that damage. It did separate from the other end.
If you intent to ask for some compenstion for this damage that should not have occured after a $1700 repair, you must be able to answer to these questions:
- was the whole driving shaft on the ground after the "incident" ? (I'm quite sure it was, but you have to remember it as a fact you verified yourself or somone else can testify)
-had the driving shaft been removed from the differential to perform the repairs in the front ? (implying it can have been installed back with bolts improperly tightened)
Can you take a picture of the OTHER end of the driving shaft and the differential flange that normally connects to the driving shaft ?
#304 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 19, 2008 (11:19 am)
...in addition, if you mention the area you live in, I suspect other forum members in your vincinity would be glad to offer support to your claim...
#305 of 707 radio issue
Mar 19, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Hey i am back i was wondering if anyone knew how to get the factory radio out and put in a new one possibly some pictures or diagrams. Also will this affect anything by changing the radio .
Thanks in advance
#306 of 707 Re: radio issue [ort102]
Mar 19, 2008 (7:26 pm)
First item is to pull the faceplace out.It is clipped in at several points. Gently pry out from the edges, a little at a time, may using a dull table knife, or your fingernails.
I did it a few times for the heater controls...I did not touch the radio.
#307 of 707 1998 kia sportage
Mar 20, 2008 (5:05 pm)
was running fine stopped at a stop sing it stalled out, now it will not start just turns over and thats it. has good spark gas pump is fine but will not start anyone know what to look for. i need help
#308 of 707 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [lmp4]
Mar 20, 2008 (5:39 pm)
Thanks for your help. I'm meeting with the shop on Monday. I'll let you know how I make out. I really appreciate all your assistance and will keep you posted!!!
#309 of 707 Re: 1998 kia sportage [jtkapa]
Mar 21, 2008 (11:14 am)
...what is mileage on engine? if past 70,000 miles and original Timing belt, this would be the first suspect.