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#487 of 707 Re: 2000 KIA Sportage leaking radiator fluid [Jokeryona]
Feb 21, 2009 (3:24 pm)
"...the fluid comes out causing my engine to overheat....it didnt overheat until the fluid spilled out "
"...my engine overheats causing the fluid to come out ....the fluid didnt spill out until it overheats "
...cause and effect
Now lets see what happens with a new thermostat...but before that, notice you can test your thermostat on your electric range in boiling water using a candy thermometer...thermostat should open around 195...if it does...then there is another cause...
#488 of 707 Re: 2000 KIA Sportage leaking radiator fluid [lmp4]
Feb 21, 2009 (9:59 pm)
sorry for the typo there. I didnt mean to confuse anyone.
So I put on a new thermostat.(had some trouble with the housing due to steel screws in aluminum holes) but once everything was sorted out and new thermostat was in I have been driving and on three seperate occasions nothing has happened.
I pray that was it. It was about 9 years old and gone through a couple flush kits with heavy rust, so I think it was time for it to go. But thanks for the help.
#489 of 707 02 kia sportage/ wheel binding
Feb 26, 2009 (12:58 pm)
I was driving home from work and it felt like I hit a big pothole or had a flat. I continued to drive home with no problem. The next morning after driving the car for 1/2 a mile, the wheel jerked and pulled with a metallic noise. I drove the car back home with no problem. We replaced the brake pads and rotors on both front wheels. Also found a burr on right caliper and replaced that. I took the car for a test drive wuth no problem until I was almost home. I was not braking at the time but the front right wheel became bound up and I could not drive over 20mph. I have asked several people what it is. They either say a pinched brake line or a bad wheel bearing. Anyone have any ideas?
Feb 27, 2009 (3:42 pm)
,,front bearings are indeed a common cause for concern. raise front of car, check for wheel side play; either the bearings are tight, or thay have some play. Remove vacuum hubs then check spindle nut: you most remove 2 screws for the lock cover, then use some sort of fork tool to turn the spindle nut and check for adjustment.
Spindle nut must be torqued just enough to eliminate play, that is,almost just past finger tight; more than than and the bearing will seize.
Generally, bearing failure will be accompanied by seal damage and loss of vacuum so the hubs would not operate any more...that is, if you still have the original vacuum hubs.
#491 of 707 Re: quite confused [bmorreale]
Feb 28, 2009 (10:21 pm)
did you ever find out what was from my sportage has done that very thing email me slickchikokcyahoo.com
#492 of 707 Re: quite confused [slickchikokc]
Mar 01, 2009 (7:52 am)
What is the question/problem, exactly ?
#493 of 707 gas smell in the cab
Mar 01, 2009 (8:44 pm)
This winter I have had a problem with a major gas smell when I first start the sportage. I thought is might be the heat sensor making the car run too rich, but I am not sure. When I start the car on cold mornings I will always get the gas smell, but I don't seem to have the problem if it is not cold. The gas smell is bad - even with it cold outside the window has to be opened some to air out. Any suggestions? On two different occasions, the check engine came on and then eventually went back off.
Thanks Damon Waggoner
#494 of 707 Re: gas smell in the cab [bicycleboy7]
Mar 02, 2009 (7:15 pm)
a common problem addressed here
#495 of 707 New Sportage. 2500 Mile trip, please advice.
Mar 03, 2009 (6:04 am)
Just purchased a new V6 LX Sportage. Planning for a 2500 mile trip this weekend. Got few questions.
1.what is the engine break-in period and the maximum speed limit I should maintain during the break-in?
2.What grade gas should I put?
3.Will Mobile-1 10w-25 Fully Synthetic is good as engine oil?
4.Should I change the Air filter to K & N for better performance?
5.What tire pressure is good?
#496 of 707 Re: New Sportage. 2500 Mile trip, please advice. [blanchard01]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 03, 2009 (9:41 am)
Congrats on the new Sportage!
1. Whatever the manual says for the break-in period. Don't put it on cruise, but vary the speed.
2. Whatever the label on your gas tank flap says.
3. I'd use what the owner's manual says. It probably doesn't say not to use synthetic, but I think it's overkill for the average car. But it's on sale right now at Advance Auto if you gotta have it (if you don't have Advance Auto in your area try Checkers or Kragen). And AutoZone has Quaker State full synthetic on sale right now too.
4. I like OEM paper filters myself. I think they do a better job than the aftermarket ones and I don't believe the hype.
5. Try using the psi recommended on the tire label that should be on your driver's side door pillar. For a little bit better mpg (or if you are hauling a load on your long trip), you could try bumping up the cold psi recommendation up a couple of pounds. If you find the ride a bit harsh, then you could dial it back to the recommended number.