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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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It acts like I'm running out of gas and it doesn't want to keep going but my tank is full.
You might have a failing fuel pump (or pressure regulator) and that is easy to diagnose based on external gauge pressure. With a lot of miles, one thing to be wary of is a timing belt that has slipped. That...
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what tappet gauge do i use for the valve lash to get the right clearance for the valves
Hi there. The best advice we can offer you is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 1995 Kia Sportage. This will give you all the specs and steps for completing this step. You can buy them online...
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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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