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Engine light stays on until I refuel and reset
Hello. It sounds like you have a programming issue in the computer. The computer is not properly detecting the fuel level in the tank. I would like to know what the code that is coming up, but you need to...
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Hard to shift into gear.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn out causing the disks to slip and not disengage the transmission from the engine. Also, the slave cylinder could not be fully moving all the way causing the clutch to not fully disengage....
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When air comes into vehicle so I can have the defroster on - it sucks exhaust fumes from other vehicles to inside my car.
Hi there. All vehicles are set up to take the air from outside and have the air conditioning on to make the defroster work. There is nothing you can do to change the defrost settings.
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Why does my engine surge when the cruise control is on in my 2017 Kia Sportage
Hello. This commonly occurs due to the fact that this engine is underpowered. The smaller engine in your vehicle has a problem maintaining speed which causes this fluctuation. I have seen a lot of complaints on this vehicle for this....
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2008 Kia Sportage had extremely low or no oil or radiator fluid a day after ECM replacement and sensor lights did not come on.
ECM replacement does not implicate the engine lubrication or cooling systems. It is possible the fluid levels were already low when the vehicle was presented for service although admittedly it is also possible to envision a scenario where a shop...
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After some repairs my 2007 Kia Sportage continues to overheat.
Hello. If the system is not leaking anymore, and if the thermostat is new then you have another issue going on with the vehicle. This may be an issue with the a clog in the radiator, a coolant flow issue,...
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Turn signal non stop blinking and has a fast noise.
Hi there. Check the lights and see if there is a bulb that is burned out. A flasher will start to flash quickly when a bulb has burned out causing the power to be transferred to one light only and...
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I have a 2002 Kia sportage and it wants to crank over but it won't once it gets started it will shut off after idling
Stalling can be caused by a number of components or issues. A vacuum leak will make the fuel mixture very lean in some instances and make the engine stall. A cracked air intake tube, cracked intake manifold gasket, or a...
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I have a squealing noise when I drive but stops when I press the break
Hi there. That squealing noise that stops when you apply the brakes will turn into a grinding noise eventually. That is the wear indicator to let you know that the brake pads are worn to the point of needing replacement....
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I have a bad oxygen sensor, bad power steering sensor, and a bad cam shaft sensor? Should I replace any of them?
When you say you have three bad sensors I can only assume you have had them tested and the end result is three bad sensors. If they tested bad then they should be replaced. The power steering sensor senses the...
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Hi. i have a 2000 kia sportage 4WD and it looks like the fuel pump needs to be replaced. Is it necessary to drop the fuel tank in order to replace the fuel pump?
Hi there. The fuel pump could be changed by using a special tool behind the seats in your vehicle. You will have to remove the carpet behind the rear seats and you will have access to the fuel pump. I...
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P0605 & p2105
Hello, thank you for writing in. Lets take a look at these codes separately at first. The P0605 codes stands for a malfunction with the main computer's (PCM-power train control module) ROM (or "Read Only Memory"). The P2105 is then...
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Parking brake light on. after changing rear pads, calipers, rotors. Bled brakes.
Hello. There may very well be an air pocket left in your line that needs to be bled out. One efficient way to tell if there's air in your system is pressing the brake pedal with the engine running, the...
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Car will not stay running
Hello, thank you for writing in. Start by making sure that air intake leak gets resolved. Do what you need to do in order to shut the lid of the air filter housing. Poor suction for the engine's intake vacuum...
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ENGINE OIL IS LEAKING , WHAT COULD BE THE LIKELY PROBLEM?
There are quite a few oil seals and gaskets on your engine and so the exact source(s) of the leak would have to be pinpointed during an oil leak diagnostic. If you do have oil leaks, as many leaks as...
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Why does my car struggle on any hill or highway ? It will not go above 30 mph and feels like it won't go above 2nd gear 2008 Kia Sportage
Hello - the loss of power you are experiencing could be a failed throttle position sensor, or a clogged catalytic converter. Either of these will reduce engine power, and cause the lack of performance you are seeing. I recommend a...
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Annoying loud noise when starting the car.
The noise is the drive belt slipping on the pulleys on the engine. Check the tensioner to see if it feels loose and not tight. If the tensioner is loose, then I recommend replacing it. Also if the belt is...
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I have 16 valve stem seals and then 15 other little things
The valve cover on your engine is held on by 15 bolts. In certain applications, grommet seals, 15 of them, were used along with the bolts. However, rubber grommets were used as seals in only certain applications. Upon disassembly if...
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Car Seat and Seat Belt Issue
You may have open recalls for the seat belts on your vehicle. I would call the local dealer to verify open recalls for the seat belts and repair for them may be free of charge. The seat being broken is...
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Driver Window
Hi there. Before we're able to give you an estimate, it will be vital to correctly diagnose the issue. I would recommend having a professional mechanic complete a power window is not working inspection. Once they are able to pinpoint...

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