Q: After some repairs my 2007 Kia Sportage continues to overheat.

asked by on

My car was overheating. I put coolant in it, replaced the thermostat and fixed the leak from one of the radiator hoses. My fans also blow on the motor. Car is still overheating. What else could be the problem? Thanks in advance

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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, or it may be more serious. I typically need to know when it overheated to see what type of issue is going on. The first thing I would do would be a block test. This test would tell me if there is an internal issue with the head gasket. If it fails the test then the head gaskets would need to be replaced. If it passes that test then I would do a flow test to see if the radiator is clogged or to see if the water pump is failing. If you are looking to have this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why the engine is overheating] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-overheating-inspection

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. After some repairs my 2007 Kia Sportage continues to overheat.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 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...

Q: RPMs surging while driving

These cars have a history of issues with the transmission slipping, and many needed new transmissions. The vehicle would need to be road-tested to see if the issue is with the transmission slipping, or if the engine is misfiring. I...

Q: It seems my timing tensioner needs replacement. It wanted to confirm

The noise can be isolated to the serpentine belt circuit (versus other sources) by just disconnecting the drive belt and BRIEFLY running the engine. If the noise disappears, then the issue is obviously a rotating element in the circuit and/or...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...