Mar 302012
 
hi,
need help, i had change my fuel injector,knock sensor,o2 sensor,mass sensor,timing belt. plus services all oils. but the problem still there. my KIA Sportage 98 auto 4wd, the gear sometime can ship to high but sometime remaining gear 3 or 4. when running at high way, the rmp cannot over 2.5, if over then that the car feel vibrate, then I have to let go the fuel allow the rmp drop to 2.0 . over all my KIA just cannot speed over 100 kmp. please advice where goes wrong? I had change so many part but problem still there. when use device to scan the car but no defect light turn up! or my workshop foreman is not good enough.
Mar 252012
 

I have a 1999 kia sportage lost keys someone tried to crank it with a screwdriver when i found my keys the screwdriver was jammed in ignition far enough that my keys wont work broke key trying to crank it. cant afford to take it to dealer is there anyway to get it cranked without shorting something else out. I need help please and thank you!

May 192011
 

I have a 2001 Kia Sportage. About 100,000 miles. It just started making a grinding sound when I take my foot off of the gas pedal. It makes this sound even if I do not touch the brake pedal. When I do start braking it will continue this grinding sound until I am almost stopped then will make a loud “thud” and stop grinding. I had my brakes done about 3 months ago and had the transfer case replaced 2 months ago.

Apr 152011
 

i have 2003 kia spectra it has a noise coming from the front end ,which sounds like your in a prop plane when your on the freeway. when you turn right it almost goes away and gets louder when turning left or when the front end goes down due to bumps in the road

Apr 142011
 

Hi- I need help! DESPERATELY! I own a 2001 Kia sportage- base model- 2.0L- 4 cyl- DOHC engine. about 98k miles on it and some what mechanically inclined.
Purchased it used- Changed the oil- replaced the thermostat. I was driving and the engine stopped- NO noise when it stopped and I figured it was the timing belt- had it towed to a local garage. There was about 4 -6 teeth missing. They replaced the belt and said it started right up- nice and quiet- ran for a little bit(no clue how long they ran it) BUT… I go to pick it up and starts up- but I notice alittle tapping noise- I go in- ask the shop- they said she was quiet- ok- maybe it was because it was cold. I drove to the bank(aprox 10 miles) the noise got LOUDER- you could hear the belt slipping or spinning… my poor little kia sounds like a “generator or sewing machine”. People look @ me like I have NO oil in it. The oil and temp is fine- I took it back to the shop and they said the timing is “FINE”- they took off the head- there is enough “clearance” and Nothing is touching- they are stumped(not great mechanics- but NOW I find out..ughh). What could cause the engine NOW after running quiet to sound like this? Is this an interference engine? did I do damage to it? OH- they did tell me- when they turn the crank shaft by hand- you can hear the noise!? HELP! I live in the country and a single mom with little $$$ and an active son in sports and scouts- I NEED MY CAR:( and really like the gas mileage… HELP- almost 2 wks with NO car!!!