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#40 of 720 Re: 2000 kia sportage [rgarrison]
Feb 14, 2007 (8:22 am)
Just had a similair problem. I have a 2000 Sportage. In the past 2 months i had to have them replace the spark pulled. One came unthreaded (almost blew out of the cyclinder) and melted/bent over and was causing a small fire each time it sparked. We fixed that $400 and then about a week later, i couldn't seem to get it past 45mph on the highway. Turned out to be a clogged catalytic converter. Going to cost $1700 to fix because Kia decided to make theirt converter in two pieces. Very spendy! I have had the car since 2002 and since then i have always had the check engine light on, replaced a fan clutch, sensor in the drive shaft, mechanical/spark plug issues and now the cat probs.
#41 of 720 06 Sportage trouble starting
Feb 22, 2007 (9:00 pm)
My 2006 Sportgage has less than 8,000 miles on it. Lately, I am having sporadic starting problems. It justs cranks and won't start. I have to shut it off, try again and actually hit the gas pedal right as I stop turning the key. Ridiculous. I had a Sorento for 3.5 years and never had a problem like this. It's not the cold. My garage is 55 degrees in the winter and today it was 60+ outside. Yesterday it was 60. It wouldn't start twice today. I buy my gas the same place I've bought my gas for 2.5 years. It's not pinging or shuddering when I turn it off so it's not bad gas. I live in Colorado so it's not humidity or condensation(at least that seems unlikely). I also noticed it smells extremely rich when I start it, but no check engine light. I'm calling the dealer tomorrow only so they can tell me they can't duplicate the problem or tell me what's wrong with it. Anyone else have this problem please email me.
#42 of 720 Re: 06 Sportage trouble starting [jenin5280]
Feb 22, 2007 (9:10 pm)
please email me
Let's keep the discussion here so we can all learn and benefit!
#43 of 720 02 Sportage 4x4
Feb 24, 2007 (8:10 am)
I got my 1st sportage, brought it home, got to looking at the paint it had dings all on the front of the hood. After they 'rubbed' the paint there were swirl marks. After a weeks 'discussion' they decided to trade it for another truck. 2 months into having this one, it stalled in traffic, almost getting me ran over by a semi. Cat converter clogged. They replaced that. Then the relay switch went out. Replaced that. Then air flow went out. Now, the check engine light comes on when its cranked. After being on for about 10 mins it goes off. Turn it off, its back on for another 10 mins. Had the 30k mile service done yesterday, the light is still on! The guy in the service dept said he's never seen one vehicle with so many problems. Seems to me they would find the problem and fix it before returning the vehicle to me after paying them 520$$ to 'fix' my truck! So my question is, is it the truck or the service dept??? Or maybe both. Either way, I'll never buy another Kia or recommend to any one to purchase one.
#44 of 720 Re: 2000 kia sportage [catkins06]
Feb 27, 2007 (4:50 pm)
I also have a 2000 Kia Sportage and my engine light stays on all the time. I was advised that I need to replace the Exhaust Manifold & Exhaust Manifold Gasket & O2 sensor. The engine light went off after they fixed the above, but came back on shortly after. Have you gotten your repairs yet?
#45 of 720 Re: 2000 kia sportage [rgarrison]
Feb 27, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Was reading your postings. I have had problems with my engine light as well. I replaced the manifold exhaust and the exhaust gasket and the o2 sensor. Soon after the light went off, but then came back on. No-one can seem to figure out why?
#46 of 720 idle speed not stable
Mar 08, 2007 (7:23 pm)
I got a Kia sportage vin KNEJA 553515471646 type XJ of 2000.Cool and hot start engine well, but when starting to drive the car is colgged many time before reching some speed the engine so far ok. After that when i stop the car (at stop light)the speed of engine go up and down continuously (idle speed not satable)and when restarting to drive the sytmthom same as memtioned above. Could every body suggest me to overcome this situation. Thanks a lot.
#47 of 720 Re: idle speed not stable [binhdn]
Mar 10, 2007 (4:31 pm)
I was having the same problem. It was the catalyst converter.
#48 of 720 Re: idle speed not stable [kia_driver]
Mar 11, 2007 (10:27 pm)
Thank a lot your suggestion. I'll check it.
#49 of 720 Re: 99 Sportage keeps dying [prego]
Mar 13, 2007 (1:12 am)
hi, i have had same promlem but not kia that volswagen. it due to the starter relay may not work properly (this relay normaly the master relay)or due to the bad contact of the ignition.bye.