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Kia Sportage, SUV
#33 of 67 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage [jon1099]
Aug 04, 2008 (6:59 am)
I have a 1997 Sportage that does the same thing. I took it to the parts store where they ran the codes and said it was my mass air flow sensor. They said that the misfires and backfires are from the air to idle ratio, and that it can cause major issues if it isn't fixed... Soon!! Car doesn't idle well, when a/c is on it almost shut off, and it goes extremely slow when going up hill. It costs about $160, pretty expensive, but it will save on trying to replace everything else just to find that it was that all along. I would try that before you change anything else.
#34 of 67 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage [dmiah298]
Aug 04, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Good idea, I hate to drop that kind of cash on a maybe, but a good direction to go.
#35 of 67 Re: 2001 Kia Sportage [jon1099]
Aug 07, 2008 (8:40 am)
I found the sensor online for $ 50. They UPS it and I got it within 2 days. Very safe. Unfortunately- that wasn't my problem. And now we took apart the care and replaced the spark plugs, but still not working. I HATE KIA"I love the outdoors, cookouts, and swimming. I HATE KIA"S!!!! I have never had this many problems with any car that I have owned.
#36 of 67 2002 Sportage
Nov 07, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I have an '02 Sportage with 42500 miles and I want to change the plugs, tune-up, etc. The problem is I can't even find them and finding a manual is like pulling teeth. Can anyone point me in the right direction before I pull whatever hair out that I have left?
#38 of 67 Stalling problem :( 2000 kis sportage
Nov 24, 2008 (9:38 am)
I have a 2000 Sportage 4x4. It is stalling out on me. There is no rhyme or reason to the stalling. Just simply dies while driving, with in the first 3-5 minutes on the road. Takes a few times to get the car to start after it dies.
I have replaced the following:
Boots(they are part of the plugs/wires i guess?)
I dont know what else to do? it wont show on diagnostics what the problem is?
Any Suggestions ???
#39 of 67 sportage 2002 electric problems
Dec 02, 2008 (8:49 am)
Tail lights not working i have dash lights and everything else fuse is ok there is no power to running lights front or back any ideas out there
Dec 11, 2008 (8:06 pm)
i hit some back to back bumps and after when i push on the gas it chugs but if i push it really softly it gos fine so i changed the spark plugs and fuel filter with no luck
#41 of 67 fuel pump problem after clutch repair
Feb 01, 2009 (1:15 pm)
replaced my clutch and after reassembly had no fire but had fuel. Replaced fuel relay, main power fuse, power relay and now have fire but can't get fuel pump to work. Hot wire to pump shows its good but nothing when trying to start. No cycling of pump and all fuses and relays good. any ideas??????
#42 of 67 Re: fuel pump problem after clutch repair [bkirbey]
Feb 02, 2009 (6:11 am)
..my brother in law had his clutch changed recently..was a Dodge Dakota...and had no fire after. A wire had been pinched when reinstalling clutch bellhousing. YOu have the crank position sensor mounted on the bell housing: essential for fire and fuel. Check for connection, damage, wire routing.