Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
Ac wont cycle or cut off
The kias have a very cheap air system that has two plastic round pads which rely on pressure cords to rotate them if you will look under dash board youll see them i have replaced mine once and solved that problem 40 bucks at junk yard
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Code number p1624 is MIL Request Signal from TCM to ECM. which means malfunction indication light(MIL) is requesting a signal from your engine control module(ECM) or Transmission control module(TCM) i would reccomend u take it to the dealership to get it checked out.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
SOURCE: four wheel drive wont engage
I fought with this problem every year since I had the Sportage. And it was so frustrating to find out just when you really needed it, that you did not have 4-wheel drive. I replaced the hubs with manual hubs and I wish I would have done it at the beginning. They work great and are 100% reliable. Bottom line.. the vacuum hubs were a great idea that just plain did not work reliably. Save yourself alot of grief and money and just replace the hubs. Less than $200 including paying someone to put then on and I now can rely on my Sportage when I need it.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
if you have auto locking hubs they usually strip inside pull it off I think it's 8 bolts and look inside there is a ring with tabs on it it should not move freely needs to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
I have a 99 Kia Sportage that had the exact same problem. You can fix the switches without having to spend ANY money to replace them! You first have to remove the door panel. Disconnect the wires going to the switch and then remove the switch from the panel. Remove all the screws from the botoom of the switch, including the ones holding the metal clips. Then carefully pry each side upwards from the locking tabs and pull the switch apart. BE CAREFUL not to lose the little metal rockers inside the switch! Now all you have to do is clean all the contacts and rockers with a brass wire brush, or fine sanpaper, (or even a good ink eraser will work). Then put the switch back together, reinstall it, and test it out! You'll be back in business and didn't spend a dime! I did this with my 98 Ford Windstar, too.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
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