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Kia Sportage, SUV
#9 of 67 Re: 1998 kia sportage [steve_]
Oct 10, 2007 (12:56 pm)
"Gates says ... that it's an interference engine"
Gates is wrong. This story carries on continually but happily this DOHC is indeed a non-interference engine. That is why all those who neglect to change the belt at 70,000 miles and get stranded in the middle of nowhere at the worst moment just have to get the car towed home, reinstall a new belt and , while they are there, new idler, bender and coolant pump, and just start the engine and go.
THis has been experienced a lot of times.
#10 of 67 Re: 1998 kia sportage [lmp4]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 10, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Gates is wrong about my minivan too (supposedly - my belt hasn't broken yet and it's overdue for replacement). Maybe Gates wants to sell belts.
That zip file may discourage some people - maybe you can cut and paste it in a Guide? (seems like I dropped that hint once before, lol).
Thanks for the info!
#11 of 67 Re: 1998 kia sportage [steve_]
Oct 10, 2007 (7:06 pm)
I'll dig in that guide option soon.....that looks like an interesting feature of this forum. In the mean time, all can browse as they wish here
#12 of 67 electrical problem
Dec 19, 2007 (2:46 pm)
I have a 99 Sportage EX 4 wheel drive where the cruise control and the rear window defroster have quit working over the years. Can anyone shed light on whether these items share a wiring route into the fuse box? The mechanic wants to spend $88 an hour to work the problems past the whole "fuses are good, fuse box is powered" step.
Additionally, the top adjusting button for the mirrors has never worked. Can that also be loose with the other two connections or am I really looking at three separate items?
Am I better off taking it back to the Kia dealer or will my Goodyear guy eventually be paid enough to research the problem, open a wiring diagram, and find the loose wire loom?
Electrical problems cheese me out with any car. Otherwise, it's a trooper. I have the same acceleration problems and tire vibration issues as I've read here. (People at stop lights hate me and my pokey car.)
#13 of 67 decor items
Dec 19, 2007 (2:52 pm)
I've posted about the electrical problem I've got, now on to the cosmetic issues. The weather here has taken it's toll on the manual shift stick cover... Pleather or leather, I'm not sure... but the stick and four wheel select stick cover is disintegrating. Where can I buy a replacement??!
#14 of 67 Re: electrical problem [cclavey]
Dec 20, 2007 (10:56 am)
Cruise and RW defogger share common fuse
but I think you would have a lot more components dead if problem came from upstream.
Youcan check all diagrams at kia company site registration is free.
#15 of 67 1999 Kia Sportage
Jan 27, 2008 (10:17 am)
I have 4x4 Kia Sportage and the hubs are not locking in but the front axles are turning
does anyone else have this problem???
#16 of 67 Re: 1999 Kia Sportage [durango2]
Jan 28, 2008 (9:22 am)
What year is your SPorty?
DO you have the original vacuum type ?
Search in the "rapairs and maintenance"..there are several posts relevant of that case.
#17 of 67 2001 kia sportage
Apr 17, 2008 (1:52 pm)
my timing belt snapped, it was replaced. before that i had a tune up. just recently i replaced valve cover gasket, plugs and wires. i have major power loss, especially on hills. suggested to have timing adjusted. i just want to know if that will fix my problem, or if i should be getting something else checked?
#18 of 67 Re: 2001 kia sportage [gwynb]
Apr 27, 2008 (1:52 am)
Is your check engine light ON? THis little buddy is extremely sensitive to spark problems..but this would very easily throw a code.
Was it ever working normally after the timing belt replacement? As such, the only "adjustment" is to have it installed properly, period. Any doubts there must be cleared, if any.