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Kia Sportage, SUV
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#352 of 720 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [jhl1]
May 07, 2008 (3:55 am)
I know how frustrating working on KIA's can be. They are rather difficult to work on. Just in case you haven't tried already, have you contacted KIA directly for help? I know the dealerships want to charge and arm and a leg, so you might want to try KIA directly. Also, craigslist has been informative for me. I don't know how much luck you will have with your situation, but it might be worth the effort.
They make these cars almost impossible for one to work on. I have a 2002 KIA Sportage, and I regret the day I purchased it. It's been nothing but one big headache, and you can't even do simple repairs, like for example, give a tune up because you need a special "tool". I've always had to take it in, even for this simple repair.
I wish you luck, and I am sorry this has happened to you.
P.S. You may get more takers, if you post on craiglist. It doesn't seem like this website gets as much activity as you would think it would.
#353 of 720 Re: 2001 kia sportage died on me in traffic-help? [jhl1]
May 07, 2008 (12:00 pm)
repeat: What is mileage? Have you checked the timing belt?
#354 of 720 Wicked mileage dropoff
May 07, 2008 (3:27 pm)
Hey all! I have a 2000 Sportage 4x2 manual tranny, with 58000 mi and since I purchased the car new, I've been getting 300 miles/ tank. Lately, the fuel efficiency has dropped off to 175 mi/tank. I have tuned it up, new plugs, air and fuel filters, oil and filter change (10w40 Valvoline) and checked the tire pressure. There are no codes or check engine lights displayed. I can't figure this out. Any suggestions?
May 09, 2008 (3:53 am)
Just bought a 2000 Kia Sportage. The 4x4 does not work. I replaced all vacume lines because they were cracked and still no 4x4. Now what?
#356 of 720 Re: 2001 kia sportage injectors issue [jhl1]
May 09, 2008 (5:54 am)
My post went under the died in traffic one oops. We still have no signal to the injectors. Changed the cam sensor and no help. Check wires and all good. Changed crank sensor and no help. Timing belt is good and timing is ok. Changed relays and no help. Changed the computer and no help. Put a new fuel pump in it and no help. Still no signal to the injectors to make them work.
#357 of 720 Re: 4x4 trouble [bgrolich]
May 09, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Check for proper operation of the vacuum solenoid : with key ON and engine not running, see if you can hear the solenoid "click" when plugging and unplugging the electrical connector. (shown disconnected in picture)
Then start and let the engine run, then unplug and check "vacuum from reserve" hose, and then if OK plug back and check the "vacuum to hubs" port when 4WD is applied and 4WD light is ON.
If no vacuum, then connect direct "vacuum from reserve" to "vacuum to hubs" using small piece of plastic tubing.
IF hubs still do not apply, hubs are shot....a common occurrence ..or the bearing seals are shot... THese hubs do not wotk well in cold climates anyway. Best Change for Warn manual or autos...too bad because the vacuum are the most convenient and provide seamless operation ..when they work.
#358 of 720 KIA FRONT DOOR WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT..
May 18, 2008 (5:54 pm)
Any body out there know how to replace the front window motors on a 2000 Kia Sportage..and where the best place to find them...????...I pulled the front panels off and got the driver side to work...it has a loose wire somewhere..smacking the driver door will get it to roll up..that is until I hit a big bump again and it will stop working again...now the passenger side will roll down but not up...so now its down and I can't get it to roll up at all...so I have the motor loose, but it is still connected to the cables..how do you get the cables off of the motors...????...any photos would be helpful...I can't find a repair manual anywhere...somebody said there is one online but I can't find it...help....Thanks for any help you guys can send my way....Rick
#359 of 720 kia repair costs & warranty cooperation?
May 19, 2008 (6:33 pm)
I am about to start test driving cars this week. The kia sportage is high on my list of cars I'm interested in. I had a mechanic to tell me they have lots of problems, the parts are expensive & can only be obtained from the factory, and that his customers with kias have not had much luck getting the company to honor their warranties. What can ya'll tell me about this? Thanks!
#360 of 720 Re: kia repair costs & warranty cooperation? [dani73]
May 20, 2008 (10:11 am)
What year models are you considering? Pre 2002 do have some drawbacks..but people either like or hate them anyway...and they are true little trucks
Newer models are Hyundai, in fact, copycat of Tuckson, and are car based; they were rated high recently in COnsumers Report.
#361 of 720 Re: kia repair costs & warranty cooperation? [lmp4]
May 20, 2008 (10:22 am)
I'll probably look at 2007 & 2008 sportages. I'm also going to check out Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Toyota RAV4 & Hyundai Tuscon (which looks to be almost the same as Sportage). Any advice?