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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Sportage
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I have power to my coil packs but I am not getting any spark
If you scan the computer and monitor the crankshaft and camshaft sensors, you will see one of them not working properly to send a signal that the computer will use to make the coils send a spark. You will not...
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Problems with idle control valve actuator
Hi there. The idle control valve actuator is one of a few components and sensors that monitors and activates the fuel system for your 97 Kia Sportage. It could also be an O2 sensor, vacuum leak or other problem that...
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won't go over 40 mph
This is a sign of a faulty throttle position sensor. This is a sensor that monitors the position of your foot on the gas pedal and relays this info to the car's computer which then tells it how much fuel...
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Gasoline
Hi. Your Kia Sportage should be rated to use regular unleaded gas that is 10% ethanol 87 octane or higher. It will not hurt your car if you go back to using 10% ethanol gas while you are on you...
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Kia Sporate Engine check light issue and car stalled this morning!
The infamous "loose gas cap code" is P0442. P0434 is an issue with a heated catalytic converter not coming up to temperature quickly enough. It can be caused by the fuel injection being too rich. If you starter is not...
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Bad smell coming out of the air vents when running air
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is often a common issue with a bad cabin filter. This is a paper element that works similarly to an air filter for your engine, but filters the...
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whether to buy a new car
Whether to replace a car, even one that has been giving you trouble, is always a hard decision. But when everything is going well, it can even seem foolish. At 141,000 though, anything can happen on any car no matter...
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Wont start and battery is new. Is a push button car and the brake paddle is stiff
You should check to see if the brake lights are working? Your Kia Sportage may be under recall for an issue with the brake light switch. If the brake light switch is bad then the push button will not work...
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My engine is having a hard time starting.
Hi there. Check the battery cables to see if they are tight and clean. Check the wire and make sure that there is no corrosion (looks green on the wires). Check the battery voltage after the vehicle has sat all...
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Car constantly shutdowns when it hits low RPM (idle) in traffic
Hello. There are several issues which could cause this behavior. A dirty throttle body (which you have already checked), a dirty idle air control valve, a failed throttle position sensor, an air leak in the intake (loose or split hose,...
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Tcs on all time consumes more petrol??
Hi there: The traction control system uses wheel speed sensors to detect when one or more of the car’s wheels lose grip and traction. When the system registers a loss of traction in one or more of the wheels, a...
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We hear some sort of sound coming from vents. Sometimes air comes out and other times no air will come out at all.
It sounds to me like there may be an issue with the blower fan behind the dash cover. This is the fan that creates the airflow inside the vehicle. Many times the dealer will only fix the problem if it...
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Hello, I have a 2012 Kia Sportage lx 2.0. Can I put Preston coolant instead of the original Kia brand?
The service manual calls for an Ethylene Glycol coolant with a 50/50 mix with distilled water. The coolant should say on the bottle what it is made of and it should include Ethylene Glycol. You will see on some coolant...
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My car is overheating. I have to run the heater to keep the temperature gauge on the half mark.
Hi - there are a couple of possibilities for your overheating situation. The thermostat may not be opening properly, preventing hot water from circulating to and cooling in the radiator. The water pump may be failing and can't circulate enough...
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Brake booster modification
Hi there. Anything is possible in regards to modifying your vehicle's brake booster to a universal brake booster. It would require fabrication and a lot of knowledge about the original brake booster's specifications. No easy task. I would not recommend...
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Car has trouble shifting between gears
As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear. When...
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I went for and oil change, tire rotation, and inspection. Why would they also replaced my rear brakes and pads at 19k miles?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, going in for an oil change, tire rotation, and inspection, being told your vehicle needs rear brakes at 19,345 miles and leaving there $580.00 poorer, makes me cry too! It makes absolutely...
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The Check Engine Light came up with the code P2017, what do I need to replace?
If you are getting this code it is due to one of two things. The vast majority of the time it is caused by a failure in the variable charge motion actuator, which is the same part that you mentioned....
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Is it dangerous to drive a car when you smell gas?
Hi there. When you opened the hood to add engine oil to the engine and you smelt fuel vapors, there could be an issue with the fuel injectors. Most likely the fuel injector o-rings have split or cracked. When a...
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My turn signal and hazard lights are not working
The first place to start would be to check the signal and/or flasher fuse to make sure it is good. Also, check the bulbs to be sure. Signal and hazard warning lights are activated by a flasher relay. The relay...

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