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#618 of 720 2002 Kia Sportage - Manual Transmission Casing Disassembly
Jan 23, 2010 (9:24 am)
Hi. I have a 2002 Kia Sportage 2WD. The seal on the shift mechanism going into the transmission case started to leak, so I need to replace the seal. First, do you need to disassemble the transmission or is there another way to get to the seal? Secondly, if I do need to dissassemble the transmission, how do I remove the transmission casing? I've tried everything and can't get into it. Any help would be appreciated. --Wombat63wn
#619 of 720 2002 Sportage - Bad smells
Feb 08, 2010 (8:00 am)
My wife has an 02 Sportage. We had terrible fumes coming in the car (gas/exhaust smells). Took it to a shop to find that we had leaking injectors - they were replaced. Had countless issues with the hoses coming off the injectors after the new ones were installed - all have been replaced and are said to be NOT leaking anymore. The smell continued and was more of an exhaust smell after the injectors were all set. We have had multiple parts of the exhaust replaced and there are no more holes that can be found. The smell continues to come into the car through the heat/defog. It is very strong. The smell only happens on very cold days and will go away after the car is very warm. There is no smells coming from the engine that we can locate outside the car. What are we missing??? Any insight from anyone would be appreciated.
#620 of 720 Re: 2006 kia sportage "engine bogging" [83derek]
Feb 13, 2010 (7:00 am)
I have exact same problem same year, same make and model. Let me know what you find out. It is really getting annoying.
#621 of 720 Re: 2006 kia sportage "engine bogging" [06sportage]
Feb 13, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Wow!!! My 2006 kia sportage is doing the same thing!! I noticed what I thought was the transmission slipping a few weeks ago. My check engine light is on now. I also noticed a rotten egg smell. From what I researched, that is the catalytic converter. It should be covered under the warranty. I just hope the power issues WILL be fixed with the new converter. I'm calling the dealer on Monday.
Let me know what you all find out.
As a side note, I came across something that stated cat. converters are federally warranted for 8/80,000, so even if you aren't the original owner, you might want to research that so you won't have to pay alot for one.
Oh!! And I'm keeping my converter. Apparantly, they have (or older ones do) metals that the price of is going really high right now. I know someone who had about 50 cars sitting on a property and some stole all the converters and something else cannot remember so they could scrap them.
#622 of 720 fuel system problem
Feb 16, 2010 (9:23 am)
I have a 2002 sportage. The check engine light came on, code p0440 evaporative system failure. I also can not put gas in, gushes back out. How do you trouble shoot the system. I have checked the filler tube and hose .please help
#623 of 720 Re: 2002 Sportage - Bad smells [sportageowner]
Feb 17, 2010 (5:13 am)
I also have a 2002 Kia Sportage with the same fumes. It happens intermittently. I haven't had it fixed, but my vehicle seems to be using a lot of gas and I was wondering if I had a leak somewhere. It doesn't seem to affect the performance of the car otherwise. Let us know if you find anything else out about it.
#624 of 720 Re: 2001 sportage alarm [jim298]
Feb 24, 2010 (4:31 pm)
Jim I have the same issue.. Any solutions or suggestions?
#625 of 720 Re: 2001 sportage alarm [wuselman]
Feb 25, 2010 (8:37 am)
sorry no joy yet but iam still hoping jim
#626 of 720 Re: Now Misfire issues! [keyop]
Feb 26, 2010 (7:33 pm)
my 01 sportage was doing the same thing, I when to a repair shop had my fuel system cleaned and replaced the fuel filter and that solved my issue. That fuel system cleaner and new fuel filter cost me around $125.00-$150.00. But if you have time, shop around, cause in my case, I was in the process of moving and didn't really had time to look around.
Feb 28, 2010 (6:02 am)
Could I put a 1995 sportage engine into a 2001 sportage? I can't find any info to see if the engines changed at all between these dates.
I have the chance of a sportage that's in brilliant condition apart from the engine