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#604 of 707 Re: 1998 Sportage stalling [lilbrat53]
Nov 06, 2009 (11:58 pm)
I hope this helps somebody save money and stress that we experienced. My 2001 Kia sat for 6 months because we couldn't figure out what was wrong with it, started, ran but accelerating would cause the car to choke and loose speed, changed the front catalytic converter as directed by 3 mechanics and after a computer check (purchased through the catalyticconverterwarehouse.com - saves a ton of money), gave a complete tuneup, even took it to have the transmission checked. Yesterday the back cat arrived and we put that on and still could not make it up the hill down the road. The car revved up but lost speed and choked, wouldn't shift. While hubby was showing me that the air intake worked great I noticed that the insulation under the hood was sagging, upon closer inspection I saw a perfect imprint of the intake on this insulation. When we'd accelerate the intake was sucking the insulation over itself and choking out the air. I took a box knife cut out that area of the insulation and that car run perfectly. We went to 5 mechanics total and spent over $500 for a 5 second fix. I do like my Kia and I"m glad it's back on the road.
#605 of 707 2000 sportage torque converter/tranny
Nov 07, 2009 (1:32 pm)
will try to give as much info as possible so please for give if i ramble too much.
have been religious about keeping this vehicle well maintained. oil changes with filter, air filter, etc., at around 2500 miles. maybe a little over kill but still well worth the effort. use napa gold filters exclusively.
has 130,000 miles. changed transmission filter at about 120,000. then at the 130 thousand, put in new radiator, hoses, waterpump, engine oil and filter. thought what the heck, for the cost to do it, i would change the trans filter and fresh fluid again. used the right fluid and filter, no problem there. but, when removing the pan, accidently knocked one of the aluminum tubes off. tapped it back in place gently and could feel it seat nicely. changed filter, put pan back on and added fluid and i did over fill it by about a quart which i know is wrong. anyway, drove it about a half mile and it started smoking which i could see comming from the bell housing area, no oder. smoke started filling inside of car but there was no oder at all.
dropped pan again and found another loose tube comming from the tran fluid pump and re checked all the wire connections and best i could tell, everything looked and felt right this time.
tran shifts fine through all gears (it is an automatic) but now starting from dead stop, first to second and sometimes third feels good and just a little sluggish in second to third and really sluggish from third to fourth with basically no power in the higher gears. have to let, very lite on the gas petal, it catch up to itself and acceleration is very slow. the new fluid gets darker as well.
will i need to replace the torque converter or is there another way to solve this. couldnt feel any sensor on the bell housing and if there is one there i missed it.
if this helps, here is the vin #: kndjb7232y5674650
#606 of 707 Re: 1998 Sportage stalling [kreal]
Nov 23, 2009 (2:22 am)
Hi, after reading all this I am still thinking of trading my car for a 97 sportage, he says the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor needs put on and he has both parts. I will be looking at it on Dec 1st. It is really nice to know about other things like the insulation. Thanks everyone for your help. I will be careful and take a mechanic now. Jaira
#607 of 707 99 kia sportage engine lite airbag lite
Nov 27, 2009 (6:55 am)
I have a 99 kia sportage, I just bought it 3 months ago. Since then the 4 wheel drive went, the air bag light started flashing, the engine light came on, and it started loosing power at low speeds(sputtering). I put manual hubs (streetside auto.com, $130), took it to kia dealer for diagnostic($106). They fixed the airbag lite
and told me the timing belt needed to be changed, it was missing teeth, and that was why the engine light was on. they wanted $800 for that. I took it back. The next morning on my way to have the timing done the air bag light came on again.
Had the timing done($700), within 10 minutes of driving the engine light came on again.
took it back to kia, they worked on it again and told me they did not know what the problem was, but if they worked on it any further they were going to charge me. I went off on the manager, and I took the car back. kia is terrible. Auto zone read the codes(101 103)and told me it was an airflow problem,2 parts, mass air flow sensor and throtle position sensor($160). I went to the junkyard bought the parts for $35. It's been 5 days and the car is running great so far. The airbag light is not flashing anymore, so they must have fixed it the second time. Iknow this is an old car but it only has 68k miles, these cars are crap. I'm keeping it for now, invested too much money, but will look to get rid of it arter the winter.
#608 of 707 Keeps reving at 2000+ rpm's
Nov 28, 2009 (5:25 pm)
Kia Sportage 2000 EX: When I start the car and sometimes when it is idling it will all of a sudden jump to 2000+ rpm's. About a month ago I removed and cleaned the Mass Air Flow Sensor, the intake air control valve, throttle position sensor not knowing which part(s) was causing the problem. It worked fine for about 2 weeks. Then it started again with a check engine light lit. The error code was the O2 sensor (bank 1). I then replaced the O2 sensor and it worked fine for another two weeks. I was about 20 miles from home and the only way I could drive it was to remove the connector from the Intake Air Control. This made the idling speed almost normal but I got another "check engine" light. If anyone else has experienced this problem, please let me know what you did to solve this problem.
#609 of 707 intermitent alarm 2001 sportage
Dec 01, 2009 (5:15 pm)
when it gets cold and humid the alarm goes off i have checked the door sensors and they all seem ok sometimes if you lock and unlock the doors it stops neighbours are getting restles can the alarm be disabled or what thanks jim
#610 of 707 2001 sportage alarm
Dec 01, 2009 (6:16 pm)
alarm intermitint goes off for no apparent reason have checked door switches an all seems to be well occures in high humidity and cold temps neighbours are getting restless thanks jim
Dec 08, 2009 (6:22 pm)
I have a 2002 Kia Sportage. I have been smelling a fuel smell intermittently. It seems to smell briefly for a few minutes then goes away. It happens fairly often. It also seems to be using more gas than I would expect. I thought it was just running a little rich then I read all of the blogs on the gas tank leaking being a major issue with this model during this period of time. If this is what is going on, do I have recourse with a Kia dealer to have this replaced? I read there is a recall but dealers are very reluctant to honor it. Don't they get reimbursed by Kia if they replace the recalled parts? I haven't pursued this yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pursue?
#612 of 707 Re: FuelSystem [brigitte425]
Dec 08, 2009 (7:04 pm)
My understanding is if the dealership has already performed the fuel tank campaign inspection on a previous visit, they are not under obligation to replace the fuel tank. (Please note: I do not know if this campaign is still in effect.) If you are the original owner & had the vehicle regularly serviced at the dealership where purchased, even if they unable to replace the tank under the campaign I would speak to however many people as necessary to get a discounted service rate.
We own (2) kia 4x4 sportages, both had this problem: Our first vehicle we purchased from the dealership, we had this service within the warranty period, they were very accomodating in service and price (we paid about $65.00 total for the fuel filter replacement, not covered by the service campaign.)
The second vehicle was a pre-owned third party purchase, the dealership correctly noted the service campaign sticker from a prior service visit w/ the previous owner, no coverage. Having some knowledge of what was involved with doing the repair, I ended up purchasing the parts from KIA (gas tank, new screws for fuel pump mounting), job took about 4 hours, cost was approx $235.00 US total. * In my case the fuel lines on the vehicle were in good condition, or the time / cost of the repair would have been considerably higher. I hope the info helps.
#613 of 707 Re: quite confused [bmorreale]
Dec 19, 2009 (10:33 am)
check timing belt