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#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.
#390 of 720 Re: ON LINE Kia manual for repairs & maintenance [bpeters850]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2008 (9:03 pm)
Isn't the Kia Tech Info site still free if you register?
#391 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [lmp4]
Jul 17, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Yes the timing was off, and yes I had just changed the t-belt, and I did reset the timing. since I have done that I have tried starting the engine several times and the engine has not kicked over yet... however the timing marks are still good. hmm cam journals..should I remove the cyl head?
#392 of 720 Re: '97 kia sportage won't start after heating up [lmp4]
Jul 17, 2008 (4:59 pm)
By the way, I tried turning the cams with a socket and a wrench and they won't turn. but if I turn the ignition on , I can see the cams turning, could they be worped or broken? I'll try taking the cyl head off..I'll keep you posted. I have not messed with the heater core yet...as soon as I get the engine started, I will go after the heater core. I got to it last time, I just didn't take it off...I'll try the opening or removing the injectors. Thanks!
#393 of 720 Re: 2000 kia sportage [ppage1]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I'm not sure if this will help, but I just fixed my light issue. The gas caps "O" ring dries out and leaks air. Once it i replaced to reset the light you need to disconnect the negative from the battery and wait for the computer to reset. (20 seconds). After hooking up the battery back up I started the engine to reboot the computer. The Light went out since the vacume leak to the tank was fixed.
I now will have the water pump, timing belt,tension pulley, thermostat and coolant changed since the vehicle has 121,000 miles on it. This way it should be good for another 100,000 miles.
#394 of 720 Oil and water.....not good
Jul 20, 2008 (12:00 pm)
97 Kia sportage. With 150 k, I knew it was gonna happen. Check engine off. will turn over but no start. Towed to start (m/t) will run but not idle. Kicker.. emulsified oil in pan. Does this spell the end or can it simply be a head gasket? Any input before I go in? Thanks