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#380 of 720 Re: 2001 overheating [lesndea]
Jul 05, 2008 (1:00 pm)
I have a 2001 kia sportage that starts overheating when I turn the ac on any suggestios
Those living in warm areas have complained about this quite often. Check if electric AC cooling fan in front of radiator turns on when AC is trigged ON. ALso there is a thermostatic switch on right radiator tank..that is passenger side of radiator. YOu can bypass it with a jumper to test the fan. The fan relay is under the dash.
OF course check all obvious issues like clogging of radiator by leaves and other debris. The viscous clutch fan drive has been blamed in some occasions too. It is quite common to get rid of it and replace it with an electric fan.
#381 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [gzaldivar]
Jul 05, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Engine damage after slight overheat has been reported before...but I hope it is not your case.
"redid the timing".....???..was the timing off the mark...and why?..or you mean you just checked it out...
Was the timing belt changed before?
BY the way, if you go for a heater core change, you can do from inside the car, without touching the AC evaporator....not the excruciating way the KIA manual says....
#382 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [lmp4]
Jul 06, 2008 (4:28 am)
THIS to illustrate core replacement
#383 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [lmp4]
Jul 10, 2008 (3:13 pm)
Thanks for that info..I will get at that soon..however my main concern is that the engine is not starting. .yes The timing went off and I aligned everything accordingly, I have spark on all 4 cylinders, I try starting the engine and it turns over but won't start, I rechecked the new plugs, setting is still good, but plugs come out black, like carbon on them . I was adviced to open the gap a bit more til it starts..I'm thinking the valves went bad or seals on the valves melted. the boots to the plugs were melted!
#384 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [gzaldivar]
Jul 11, 2008 (3:21 pm)
New plugs already turned black seems to indicate rich mixture....why?....injectors blocked opened?....false signal from MAF?....I'd unplug the injectors and try starting with starting fluid...pressure can type....
I.m still not confortable with the idea that "timing was off".....since this indicates the timing belt skipped cogs, this is serious business....again, was the t-belt changed before? And realignment of cams properly done...
Is it possible cam journals had seized...?
#385 of 720 2006 Kia Sportage
Jul 15, 2008 (11:59 am)
Hello everybody...new to this, so I apologize if I do something wrong (and a relatively new car owner, so I don't even know where to start)! There are few things that keep happening to my car, and I'm wondering if they are all related. If so, does anybody know where I should start?
1st: the rear brake lights are on the fritz. Sometimes they all work fine, sometimes the left side will work and not the right and vice versa, and sometimes they won't work at all. I've already replaced the bulbs, but that's not it, they still do the same thing.
2nd: The ESC light comes on at random. And pressing the button will not make it go away.
3rd: The cruise control works at random. Also, it won't work if my headlights are on.
Are all these related to one common system in the car?
Thank you for any ideas, suggestion, help, etc. you can offer.
#386 of 720 Re: high idle [mo985]
Jul 15, 2008 (10:14 pm)
The thermostat may be sticking or malfunctioning The Idle air Control valve could also be sticking. Both units are controling the air intake to the cylinders.
#387 of 720 Re: 2006 Kia Sportage [freaketoze]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:56 am)
About freak brake lights: ground problems/contacts have been a common issue with the former model...maybe it has been carried on to the new model even if a totally different car..but this kind of "light" problem has happened for decades in all cars anyway. I had same issue with left headlight (2000) a month ago...turned out the ground contact inside the headbeam connector had gone awry....
2 and 3: mmm...ESC...not familiar with the new model....but cruise and traction control and ABS need speed correlation from car speed pickup and wheels sensors....and...if headlights impair cruise, I'd look for contacts/grounds again...
#388 of 720 Re: 2006 Kia Sportage [lmp4]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:38 am)
Thank you! This gives me at least one place to get started. I'll give it a looking at. Thanks again!
#389 of 720 Re: ON LINE Kia manual for repairs & maintenance [marykrhodes]
Jul 16, 2008 (8:59 pm)
AutoRepairInfo.org has a CDROM they sell for $15.95 plus shipping and tax. I found them on E-bay. The information is good but the information of equipment location is very patchy.