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#506 of 707 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage Check engine light [lmp4]
Mar 19, 2009 (9:46 am)
I have done the free exhaust test and still misfires and then clears up and back to misfiring again. I replaced the crankshaft pos senor last night, Along with a new catalytic convertor.. It was misfiring when I first started the engine after replacing these two parts and then cleared up after a few seconds. Thought that it was fixed... Drove the car this morning 42 miles with no problem. Went to drive it to lunch and once the engine started it was misfiring. Drove it 1 mile and then it cleared up and ran great.. same codes of misfiring on 2,3,4.. What else could I check?
#507 of 707 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage Check engine light [andy91]
Mar 19, 2009 (1:50 pm)
Update. I dropped the kia off at a shop at lunch time and they called me back and said it was the ECM computer... Kia has a 80k mile or 8 year coverage on the ecm.. Missed by the years by 6 months.. My luck.. Thanks for your help...
#508 of 707 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage Check engine light [andy91]
Mar 20, 2009 (3:35 pm)
..come back to tell of the outcome....
#509 of 707 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage Check engine light [lmp4]
Mar 21, 2009 (12:51 pm)
I have a question? Where is the ecm located? I found one box under the dash next to the steering column named Unit-Cont ECAT wt005728 / 954404Z110 (Silver metal small box.. Found another one under the radio mounted to a bracket named ECU-ETWIS - OK07E67720 (Small black plastic box).. Found one under the floor mat on passager side named Control Unit, EGI K07A Cal,Fed 1268301783 (Large silver metal box, This last ne seems to be the one. It has the largest amount of wires then the other ones.
#510 of 707 Re: 2000 Kia Sportage losing power when going uphill [lmp4]
Mar 21, 2009 (5:10 pm)
I took the exhaust off first when we started having problems. When we rev it up we can't get it over 3000 rpms if we do it pops a code multiple missfires and miss 1,3,4 should i check the injectors??? that might be part of it but it runs fine in 1st thru 3rd, maybe the trannys bad to any Ideas????
#511 of 707 Re: 2000 Kia Sportage losing power when going uphill [jmansell]
Mar 24, 2009 (6:33 am)
When we rev it up we can't get it over 3000 rpms if we do it pops a code multiple missfires and miss 1,3,4
...that lets me think it acts as from the rev limiter....most cars would not let run the engine at high RPM when in neutral or park and it cuts the ignition or injection to a number of cylinders...but all returns to normal if engine is loaded in any of the drive ranges...but then the transmission encoder must tell the computer that it is NOT in neutral....and that directs the attention again to the plugs and witing connected to the transmission...but this is just speculation at this point though.
HOwever, I would find the 3000 rpm "limit" somewhat low, even in neutral, for that engine that revs easily over 5500 rpm. It is OK with my GM 3.8 that barely revs 4500 rpm before suffocation (but compared to SPorty, this one HAS tremendous low end torque...)....anyway, I'll see if I cand find more about that issue....
#512 of 707 sportage misfire?
Mar 25, 2009 (10:04 am)
My 99 sportage started idleing rough, eng light came on. I finally got it over to get the codes checked. It was p0301(cyl 1 misfire) Here is what is stumping me, it runs fine when its cold after it warms up it starts to misfire. If I let it cool back down it starts normal. Anyone have any ideas? It is driving me crazy!!!!
#513 of 707 Re: sportage misfire? [amkcw]
Mar 26, 2009 (2:50 am)
..first step is to go for that (and other) spark plug(s)...and specially the wire from the rear coil pack. THis is a very common issue. Did you change spark plugs before?..somewhat annoying because of what you need to remove...but not that difficult. Check for oil contamination in plug #4....in which case you would also have to remove the cam cover and change gasket....also a common issue.
#514 of 707 New 08 Sportage V6 owner oil change question
Mar 28, 2009 (2:48 am)
Its time for the first oil change. What oil 5w-30 and filter do you guys recommend
#515 of 707 1999 Kia Sportage Convertable -- Radiator
Mar 28, 2009 (11:07 am)
Hi everyone! I'm new and I have three questions and will post them separately.
First, the reserve tank on my radiator empties very quickly and when it's empty it causes smoke to come out from under the hood. I really don't know what is causing it to empty so quickly which causes it to over heat. I'm heading to Florida Thursday and need to resolve it quickly and cheaply!
Thanks for any help!