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#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:
#525 of 707 Re: 2001 Sportage check engine light evap system filter [lmp4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 29, 2009 (12:46 pm)
#526 of 707 I think my car is on it's last leg.
Apr 01, 2009 (2:49 pm)
Oh my, well I need help because my car has stopped working again. I read some of the other discussions and they pertain to my vehicle. The dealership never knows what wrong. Right now it revs when in neutral (that is how i use to get through stop lights and signs) but when i put it in drive it just dies. Do you have any suggestions on what might be wrong? We have already had alot of work done on it about 4 months ago.(replaced computer, gas tank, and others I can't remember)
#527 of 707 Re: I think my car is on it's last leg. [hth04]
Apr 01, 2009 (4:32 pm)
Can you indicate what modelyear you are talking about?...reply below is relevant of 1997-2000...ahh OK..your duplicate post said 97...
..you mean it stalls at a red light just like a manual when you would stop without depressing the clutch..??....I suppose it does not happen just when you start with the car initially, but just after you have driven it for a little while...please confirm and add details if my interpretation is incorrect.
THis would be a symptom of stuck Torque converter clutch...(TCC). One way to test it is to disconnect the TCC signal so it does not apply . This would mean disconnecting the BLU/BLK wire from the transmission connector (pin 2). If this makes the symptom disappears, then you have a problem within transmission, most probably the TCC solenoid. you can choose to run without TCC for as long as you want, there is no problem other than a slight fuel burn penalty...and the check engine light coming ON.