Last post on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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Kia Sportage, SUV
#58 of 67 2000 sportage by grumpyfly
Nov 09, 2009 (10:21 pm)
please see my need help with torque converter/transmission located at kia sportage maintence and repair. need some good advise and help.
#59 of 67 auto door lock system
Nov 17, 2009 (7:18 am)
My only key broke.I replaced ign but now cant lock doors.I was told 2001 Kia Sportage has auto door lock system in it already they would just sell me the lock key and program it.How do I know if the car already has this.Is there any way i can tell I bought the car used can dealer tell
#60 of 67 Re: 1998 kia sportage [tlawson50]
Dec 19, 2009 (9:05 am)
if you look at alot of the kia revues you will find people with same problem. in kias the valves will bend when timing belt brakes but $2000 is kinda high. if you have any mech. exp. at all you can fix it yourself for about $600. if not it shouldn,t cost more then $1200.hope this helps you,
#61 of 67 vibration
Dec 19, 2009 (9:09 am)
I have a 96 kia and have problems with a bad vibration when I let off the gas. Have checked the motor and tranny mounts seem fine. also seem to have a problem fouling out # 2 plug every 2500 miles. new to kias but worked on cars my whole life this one really seems to be very mind boggling.
#62 of 67 Re: auto door lock system [lteri]
Jan 16, 2010 (4:09 pm)
Does it have electric locks? Push one if others lock you should be good. Bought one for us at keylessride .com cheapest i found about 50.00. Programing will tell you about valet switch look for small tube looking wire at bottom center dash just up and to right of gas peddle. Real easy to program yourself.
#63 of 67 overheating 99 Sportage
Mar 19, 2010 (2:19 pm)
My sportage will start to warm up afer coming off the highway. If i go back on the highway it cools down. It also will cool down by turning on the heater.
I have changed the theromstat. This radiator has 117,000 miles on it. I am thinking about putting in a new radiator. Any thoughts?
Thank you for your time
#64 of 67 Re: overheating 99 Sportage [jrosauer]
Dec 03, 2010 (11:12 am)
Because your Sportage cools down once you are on the highway, it is highly unlikely that the problem is with your rad. If it was, it wouldn't cool down. Because you've already changed your thermostat, the most likely cause is a bad fan clutch. It is not engaging when the engine warms up, so the engine begins to overheat at low speed or when stationary. On the highway, the airflow from the higher speed cools the engine down.
Replacement is easy. After draining rad and removing upper rad hose and fan shroud, remove four nuts holding fan clutch in place. Remove fan clutch and replace with a new unit. Good luck.
#65 of 67 Loss of power on 2002 Kia Sportage
Mar 18, 2011 (3:47 pm)
After driving in hot weather for an hour or so, the fuel pump shuts off, and the car will only idle. If I turn off the ignition for a second or two, it starts right up again, and may run for 10 minutes, or an hour, or even a month, except when I return to hot weather (over 90 degrees F) it will occur again. Have had the codes read, some have indicated both of oxygen sensors at fault, replaced both, another pointed out the mass air sensor, replaced that. Have replaced the relays and the fuel pump twice, after the last pump replacement rigged up a pressure reading system while driving, and it definitely showed the pump being shut off. The check engine indicator light is on almost all the time. I cannot pass an emissions test even after replacing the spark plugs and having the injectors cleaned. Found another blog in spanish (I am in Costa Rica) that pretty well spells out the same problem, and he solved it by replacing the engine computer. Before I spend any more money, am wondering if anyone else has had the same problem, and if so, how did they cure it.
#66 of 67 Clutch is very hard to depress
Aug 07, 2011 (3:41 pm)
I went out to drive my 1999 kia sportage 5 speed this morning, when i depressed the clutch it was hard to depress. Ordinarily the clutch is very easy to depress. Any idea what the problem may be? mfant
#67 of 67 Parts availibity on pre-2003 Sportages?
Sep 16, 2011 (11:00 am)
I had a 2002 Sportage that I LOVED until this idiot in an extended van plowed into me at 50 mph and totaled it. I was injured, but nothing life-threatening and actually got out of the vehicle unassisted! Awesome vehicle! (They don't make 'em like that anymore). I also have a '91 Shadow ES convertible and it is a bear to find parts for it. I would like another small truck-based SUV and was looking at another Sportage or a Chevy Tracker. The Tracker shares parts with Suzuki Vitara (I had one of those as well and liked it also). So there are parts available for the Suzuki/Chevy.... but I'm wondering how difficult is it to find parts for the older model Sportages since they've not been sold in the U.S. since the 2002 model year?