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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Sportage
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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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Q: Button on shifter stuck in
It sounds like your shifting mechanism may be broken or caught in a bind. This can happen for a number of reasons such as broken parts or in some cases, things like coins or other debris may fall into the...
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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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Jerky Engine Symptoms...
Hi there. It's quite possible that the fuel pump pickup is clogged with debris or wearing out, if these symptoms happen when there is less than 1/4 tank of gasoline. It's always a good idea to not run the vehicle...
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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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Where is the slave cylinder in 2011 Kia sportage
The 2011 Sportage has what is called a "concentric" slave cylinder. It's a tubular affair that fits around the input shaft of the transmission and cannot be removed without first removing the transmission. It's one of the really bad ideas...
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Car not starting, replaced battery and alternator fuse but now inside fuses are blowing and still not starting
Hi there. It is quite possible that you have an exposed electrical wire or a short somewhere in the electrical system that is the root source of your starting issue. A fuse or relay will continue to break when the...
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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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My car accelerates on its own when it's parked or sitting at a light while braking. Also, it stopped recently but it was misfiring
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Kia sportage wont start
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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My ac only blows cold air when I'm driving fast
When your car is moving, say at 45 MPH, there is lots of air flow over the condenser (the condenser is the heat exchanger in front of the radiator) and that airflow is essential to proper a/c system operation. To...
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I just bought a new kia sportage, it did not have a power lift gate so I had the dealership install one but the liftgate will nott
If the power liftgate is a Kia supplied, dealer installed option then it will function using the Key fob. All of the details of such operation are set forth in the vehicle's Owner's Manual. The Power Liftgate will open if...
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2006 Kia Sportage heater not working
If you are referring to insufficient air flow, the duct network, blower doors and controls and the blower motor should be checked out. On the other hand, if airflow is good (strong) but the temperature of the emitted air is...
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P0174 bank 2 system too lean. If I keep driving with this code will I damage my engine? My car doesn't seem to be driving poorly
If your engine is running lean and you continue to drive on it with this condition, it can cause your engine to overheat and potentially damaged internal engine parts. Running rich is always better than running lean because extra fuel...
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I schedule an appointment for front passenger wheel bearings but what if its driver side once you all get here will that be extra
If you scheduled to have the right bearing to be replaced then this means you already have a diagnosis from someone else and when the mechanic shows up to install the bearing they will install the bearing as instructed by...
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my 2012 kia sportage turns on just fine but occasionally the back up camera and radio panel will not turn on or turn off while dr
Hello, thank you for writing in. The intermittent nature of the issue can help us rule out some of the issues that would cause the UVO system to completely fail. You should start by checking the fuses, and make sure...
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i put 91 super in my car and is says use 87 premium now my battery light is on. what is going on? 2009 Kia Sportage
Hello - you did nothing harmful. Your car may have a small level of performance improvement for this tank of fuel, but nothing extraordinary. Long term use of fuel with a higher octane level, MAY lead to increased levels of...
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I have a kia sportage truck and my gear shift wont move out if park what is the problem
You should check to see if your brake lights are working? If not then check stop fuse and brake light switch. If brake lights work then you will need to have shift interlock solenoid checked for getting power.
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Engine light comes on day after getting gas. Already replaces a leak in gas line. What can it be?
Hi Alyssa. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically if a check engine light comes on after filling the fuel tank, it's due to a vapor pressure problem. This often is triggered by one of the EVAP system components. This system...

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