Last post on Dec 02, 2012 at 1:46 PM
You are in the Kia Sportage
What is this discussion about?
Kia Sportage, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#656 of 707 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage Check engine light [andy91]
Oct 08, 2010 (7:50 pm)
ATTENTION KIA OWNERS WHEN YOU LOSE POWER OR HAVE MISFIRE CODES BEFORE YOU SPEND TONS OF MONEY ON THE FIX DO A COMPRESSION. CHECK IT SHOULD BE A MIMINUM OF 124 PSI, THEN CHECK THE TIMING BELT FOR SLIPAGE AND THE TIMING MARKS. THE BELTS SHOULD BE REPLACED AROUND 60,000 MILES, DO THIS BEFORE REPLACING ELECTRICAL PARTS OR REPLACING THE CONVERTERS WHICH IS VERY EXPENSIVE. WHEN YOU REPLACE A TIMING BELT SOMETIMES THERE IS A PROBLEM TIMING THE ENGINE IT TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCES AND TINKERING YOU MAY HAVE TO MOVE THE EXAUST AND INTAKE GEARS A COG OR TWO AWAY FROM THE TIMING MARKS AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES HOURS TO TIME THE ENGINE IT SEEMS THEY WOULD HAVE A MORE PRECISE WAY OF TIMING. MOST OF THE TIME POWER LOSS IS IN THE TIMING WHICH CONTROLS VALVES, AFTER THIS IS COMPLETED THEN HAVE IT CHECKED ON A COMPUTER
#658 of 707 Scheduled Maintenance
Oct 26, 2010 (4:51 pm)
I've looked all over the Kia tech website for info on scheduled maintenance procedures so that I can do it how Kia recommends, but I just can't find anything. Can anyone help?
#659 of 707 Re: Scheduled Maintenance [asmbubba]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 26, 2010 (7:03 pm)
Try the Edmunds Maintenance Guide. It'll tell you what Kia recommends and will also estimate what it should cost in your zip code.
Oct 28, 2010 (2:50 pm)
Has anyone bought a 2011 sportage .
#661 of 707 Re: kia sportage [murphy40]
Oct 28, 2010 (9:26 pm)
That question would best be posted in the 2011 Kia Sportage discussion.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#662 of 707 WHEN IT RAINS MY KIA SPORTAGE WANT START
Nov 03, 2010 (2:25 pm)
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM LAST TIME IT RAINED THE NEXT DAY IT STARTED RIGHT UP I TIE THE WIREING HRNESS UP CAUSE I COULD MOVE THEM AND NOTICE A DIFFERENT THE IDLE THIS HELPED OUT ALOT BUT NOW WE HAD 2 DAYS OF RAIN DROVE THE CAR TO WORK OK WHEN IT WAS TIME TO COME HOME IT WILL NOT START NEED ANY ADVICE
#663 of 707 Re: gas fumes [ddeming]
Nov 06, 2010 (2:15 pm)
Do you have any other information, diagrams, instructions for this type of fix? I have an odor (like burnt gas) when the vehicle is first started which the mechanic can't find.
#664 of 707 '05 Kia Sportage air conditioning
Nov 19, 2010 (11:28 am)
After running for 30 minutes the a/c no longer cools. I turn it off for 10 mins and it works for another 20 to 30 mins then quits cooling again. Is something freezing up?
Is this a condensation/drainage problem? Can it be fixed?
#665 of 707 Kia revs up
Jan 03, 2011 (3:16 pm)
Have a problem with 2002 sportage. when driving and release gas peddle and step on clutch engine revs up instead of idleing down. Have found that if a/c or defrost is tuned off dont experience problem. Any ideas?