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Kia Sportage Maintenance and Repair

tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
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  • Has anyone heard of the blades on a cooling fan melting and breaking off? Well it happens. I had only been driving about an hour when I heard a sound like a belt breaking, then the air conditioning quit being cool. I thought for sure a belt broke. Then the motor just quit running. Not sure if the 99 degree weather had anything to do with. I have been good with keeping up with oil changes and check ups. I had noticed on the Edmunds car safty recall site that there is a notice for coolant system fans. Not sure what to do from this point. This just happend on July 29. Will post results. Anyone who has this type of vehicle needs to get this checked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I just had all the required maintenance (40,000 miles) performed about 4 months ago at my local dealership. My check engine light has come on now. It is a steady light (not flashing) and the dealer says that because the maintenance was actually performed BEFORE the odometer hit 40,000, that the light just needs to be reset. But for me to get my car into them for a half a day is a huge hassle. How can I reset the light myself? They don't want to share that info with me.
  • mr_botsmr_bots Posts: 225
    Try unhooking the battery. You'll have to reset the clock, but I believe that'll reset the computer on most cars.
  • i am a little overdue for an oil change - would this make my check engine light come on? (just came on today)
  • Some companies do set the "check engine" light to coincide with the oil change intervals. My Scion light comes on every 5k miles to remind the driver for the oil changes. I reset it after I chenge my own oil.
  • diagnostic code reads: P0140 02sensor circuit no activiy detected (bank 1 sensor 2)
    somewhere i found the code to mean the oxygen sensor. The owners manaul suggests to first start with the fuses. Then the wiring, and last the sensors. Checking the fuses was easy .... they are not blown. Now I am lost as I have no idea where to look for wiring, or where the oxygen sensors are located. Can anyone help?
  • I had the same problem. You have to change the o2 sensor. $105.99 at autozone only go with oem part.
  • Can you clean the o2 sensors on a 2000 kia sportage?
  • thank you! alhou I did change the wires and coils, and the check engine lite stayed off for almost 2 days, in which I got it thru D.E.Q. and it passed!!! The lite is back on, then off, now on.... so thats my next project!! I appreciate the advice to stay with the OEM part.... and I did find an illustrated guide on line thru the official kia site on how to do everything and where everything is located!! Maybe something I should post for everyone? again thank you!
  • http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp
    you have to sign up, but it costs nothing!!
    once you are at the site, in the left column, click on ETM
    it takes you to another screen. On the header of the main screen you need to select your model, year, control unit, and option. Once you have done that, use the column on the left to type in what you are looking for, such as brakes, spark plugs, etc, Good Luck .... its been a life saver for me!!
  • Thanks for the web site. It looks like a lot of help.
  • I have a new yakama rack system and load warrior for sale if anyone is interested. Sold new for $700.00 asking $500.00. E me at rng_66@yahoo.com This system is fitted for a kia sportage.
  • Your welcome! For the amount of time I spent before I found this site, I hope it helps you and many others. I am truely a beginner at doing my own repairs, but have the confidence with the guided illustrations provided. Any questions, just email me.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Any questions, just email me.

    If you do the Q&A here then you get to help out others as well! :)

    tidester, host
  • guestguest Posts: 774
    "thank you!" I most definitely will show the questions and answers. The questions I would answer and was not clear with, is if anyone is having a problem with the web site and how to perform a search.
  • Loss of power and top end speed.Any suggestions...
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,981
    Try an Advanced Search (on the left sidebar) for "loss of power." You may want to limit the search to the Maintenance & Repair board. Maybe you'll get some ideas to try while waiting for responses in here.

    Most of the results I found focused on fuel system issues, but there are lots of other causes including tranny problems, bad ECUs, etc. I didn't make a search pass using "top end speed."

    You may want to try posting over in Got a Quick, Technical Question? too. Good luck!
  • have you checked the veichle speed sensor at all? I remember you had already changed the 02 sensor so that maybe not be the problem now. +
  • Good idea. Didnt think of that thanks.
  • Could the problems ive been having with the speed and rpm be the catalitic converter?
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