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#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!
#516 of 707 1999 Kia Sportage Convertable -- wet floorboard after running AC
Mar 28, 2009 (11:08 am)
This question pertains to when we ran the AC on the way to Florida in December the passenger floor board was saturated with water.
I need to know what can cause this and possibly how to inexpensively fix it!
#517 of 707 1999 Kia Sportage Convertable -- door panels
Mar 28, 2009 (11:10 am)
Ok my last question for now and this one is really for two reasons.
I need to know how to remove the interior door panels (I have a two door) for two reasons.
1) I need to replace the speakers that are in the door
2) The passenger side won't open from the inside and needs the handle repaired
thanks for any help....much appreciated!
#518 of 707 Re: 1999 Kia Sportage Convertable -- Radiator [jst4him]
Mar 28, 2009 (12:37 pm)
2 questions, one reply:
Overheating: this looks very much like a blown head gasket....a rather frequent issue; you can open radiator cap, fill to top, run engine an d look for bubbles...bubbles are an almost certain sign of blown gasket. More sophisticated tset is to go for a CO2 test from radiator cap.......specialty shops have that. YOu can also have a compression test , a little awkward because of all the stuff you must remove to get to the spark plugs, but not that difficult.
Water on floor is due to clogged A/C evaporator drain tube. Water condenses on evap and this is normal, but normally it drains outside. I think one can find the exit fro underneath and apply vacuum to pull the dirt...or use compressed air...this would throw the dirt inside the ducts....but maybe better than water on the floor.
#519 of 707 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter
Mar 28, 2009 (9:19 pm)
Where is it and what is it?? Because it just cost me a $100.00 at the dealer.
#520 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [hab526]
Mar 29, 2009 (8:30 am)
#521 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [lmp4]
Mar 29, 2009 (10:02 am)
how do I get to the answer that you left
#522 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [hab526]
Mar 29, 2009 (10:04 am)
JUst click THIS (in previous post). It should open the link....
#523 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [lmp4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 29, 2009 (10:21 am)
It helps if you can summarize the issue since links die and sometimes don't work for people.
#524 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [steve_]
Mar 29, 2009 (10:34 am)
Location of drain hose (thanks to contributors listed in above link) protrudes low from firewall, right side, located on the plastic housing near the bottom in the engine compartment: