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Looking at a private seller's 97 Kia Sportage. Seller states there is a leak in the thermostat housing gasket. Is this a major iss
I would not purchase a vehicle with a coolant leak without first having the vehicle inspected by a mechanic before I purchased it. You may have an engine that has been overheated and continues to overheat. It may already have...
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high engine temp
Hi there. The temperatures you've indicated are a bit higher than they should be. In most cases, this is due to a radiator that is wearing out or not having the correct ratio of coolant to distilled water inside the...
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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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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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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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Why doesn't my transmission shift into second gear?
Hi there. A car that will not shift from low to a higher gear is caused either by a damaged shift solenoid, low transmission fluid or internal damage inside the transmission. It would be best to have a professional mechanic...
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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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Why isnt my my idler working
If your A/C is blowing hot air, you may be referring to your compressor clutch that is not engaging. This could be due to low refridgerant in the system. When refrigerant is low, it is usually due to a leak...
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Getting a 0430 error code.
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0430 means that the ECU is detecting below threshold performance from the catalytic converter. The ECU monitors the catalytic converter closely and when a low performance threshold is detected the Check Engine Light will illuminate. There are...
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I need help identifying a wire that came loose while working on starter
You need to check to see if there is a crankshaft sensor on side of block that is disconnected. If it is not connector then you will need to provide the color of the wires in connector to identify it...
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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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lift gate fob is not working
Hi Victor. If you have a brand new 2017 Kia Sportage and the liftgate is not working, then it's likely due to a blown fuse. However, before you attempt to repair this on your own, I would strongly recommend contacting...
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fob not working
Hi Victor. Since your Kia is a 2017, it's probably best to contact the dealership to ask them to resolve this issue - as it's probably covered under warranty still. However, if they can't help, then you should start by...
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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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Fob not working on lift gate
Hi...your least cost option will do to pursue warranty service because your car is brand new. There is a procedure in the Factory Service Manual to diagnose the "receiving" circuity in this device (the lift gate). Without actually performing that...
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Triptronics doesn't work. I was told that the shift box needs replacement. Is that part of powertain?
The triptronic function switch could be broken or the multi-function switch with cruise control could have failed causing the transmission not to shift with the computer system triptronic. If the shifter is in good shape and the multi-function switch is...
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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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My car was jump started wrong and now my car doesn't start and the accessories don't work even with key on engine off.
Hi There, Reversing the battery terminals can cause blown fuses, shorted sensors and switches and worst a shorted out ECM. You should have a fusible link on the hot side connection of the battery which is designed for hedging against...

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