Last post on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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#1 of 6 Kia Sportage 2002 died while driving at 60mph
Nov 16, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Today on Briley Parkway, the kia's engine died. Came to a complete stop on the off-ramp. I opened the hood, checked the oil. Its good, not low, Checked the resivor for the radiator, it was full, opened the radiator cap ( after it kinda cooled down ) All belts are on, can't see the timing belt cause its covered. One thing I did notice before it died. I had steam coming in from the vents inside the cab. The gas preasure started to decrease. Once I came to a complete stop, I pop'd the hood, steam was coming from the engine. I didn't see any bubbling to show signs of a busted head. I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 6 Erratic Shifting on 2005 Kia Sportage
Nov 22, 2009 (6:29 pm)
I have a Kia Sportage with just over 60,000miles. Love the car. In the last few weeks is has started surging while at a stop then when accelerating it seems like it is stuck in 1st gear and wants to romp down the road. Like driving a stick shift the first time and car is lunging or romping down the street at 10-20MPH wanting you to shift gears. Once it shifts to second is smoothes out. Could this be the crankshaft sensor I have read about? Checked fluid levels, it's fine. Help in San Anotnio.
#4 of 6 Re: Kia Sportage 2002 died while driving at 60mph [gavinkelly]
Nov 28, 2009 (3:25 pm)
I had a similar problem and after 3 weeks of troubleshooting, it turned out to be the fuel pump relay. It is located on the passenger side inside the engine compartment in the fuse box. Hope this helps.
#5 of 6 what the heck is it???
Feb 07, 2012 (11:07 am)
WE JUST PURCHASED OUR FIRST KIA 05 V6 SPORTAGE ..WITHOUT AN OWNERS MANUAL...SO I'M WONDERING WHAT IS THE + AND - SIGN ON THE SHIFTER FOR ..I AM PLANING ON GOING TO A DEALER AND PICKING UP A BOOK .BUT WAS JUST WANTING TO KNOW IN THE MEAN TIME WHAT THIS WAS FOR ,,THANK YOU ...
#6 of 6 Re: what the heck is it??? [tinaakamom]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2012 (12:58 pm)
You should be able to download an '05 and newer Kia manual.
How To Find Your Car Owner's Manual Online
If you want a hard copy, try an auto salvage yard first. Should be cheaper if they happen to have one.