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Kia Sportage died while driving at 60mph

Today on Briley Parkway, the kia's engine died. Came to a complete stop on the off-ramp. I opened the hood, checked the oil. Its good, not low, Checked the resivor for the radiator, it was full, opened the radiator cap ( after it kinda cooled down ) All belts are on, can't see the timing belt cause its covered. One thing I did notice before it died. I had steam coming in from the vents inside the cab. The gas preasure started to decrease. Once I came to a complete stop, I pop'd the hood, steam was coming from the engine. I didn't see any bubbling to show signs of a busted head. I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,296
    edited February 2012
    You should be able to download an '05 and newer Kia manual.

    How To Find Your Car Owner's Manual Online

    If you want a hard copy, try an auto salvage yard first. Should be cheaper if they happen to have one.

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    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

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