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#302 of 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [lmp4]
Mar 18, 2008 (4:16 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 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 18, 2008 (4:42 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 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [marika1]
Mar 19, 2008 (10:19 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 720 radio issue
Mar 19, 2008 (4:44 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 720 Re: radio issue [ort102]
Mar 19, 2008 (6:26 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 720 1998 kia sportage
Mar 20, 2008 (4:05 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 720 Re: Kia Sportage 2001 - Transfer Case Exploding [lmp4]
Mar 20, 2008 (4:39 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 720 Re: 1998 kia sportage [jtkapa]
Mar 21, 2008 (10:14 am)
...what is mileage on engine? if past 70,000 miles and original Timing belt, this would be the first suspect.
#310 of 720 NEED HELP!!!!!
Mar 21, 2008 (12:01 pm)
DOSE YOUR CLOCKRADIO WORK. SAME THING HAPEND TO ME BUT CLOCKRADIO ARE OUT ALSO. MINE HAS'NT RAN IN A YEAR!! ANY IDEAS.
#311 of 720 NEEDHELP!!! 2001 SPORTAGE
Mar 21, 2008 (12:14 pm)
RAN GOOD ONE DAY WENT OUT THE NEXT MORNING TURNED THE KEY IT STARTED THEN STALLED WHEN I TRIED IT AGAIN THE RADIOCLOCK WERE FLICKERING THE MOTOR TURNS OVER WINDOWS, LIGHTS, DASH LIGHTS, IT ALL WORKS. BUT NOT THE RADIDCLOCK AND IT WILL NOT START.