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Vaccum hoses what is the purpose of the vaccum hose to the back of the front wheels on a 2002 4-wheel drive kia sportage

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  • Eric kaiser May 11, 2010

    this mostly likely a vent tube u see or possably a brake hose can u see wher the hose comes from

    dose the vehical have a sunroof

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    where are the vacuum lines located on the front axel of a 1998 kia sportage



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They are used when engaging 4Wheel Drive

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If your car is running fine, then ignor the vaccum hose! If it 'ain't' broke, don't fix it! Frankster016

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How to install vaccum line for 4 wheel drive on a 2001 kia sportage

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My 4 wheel drive is not working in 2001 Kia sportage. Is there a fuse, or is it electrical, or does it have a vacuum hose? If there is a vacuum hose, can you tell me where it would be located? Thank you

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Could be a bad/broken vacuum hose. I just had my daughter's car fixed at Firestone. Replacing the hose was included in the $109 diagnostic fee.

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2002 Kia Sportage 4X4 Just purchased. First big snow it seems the 4 Hi and 4 Low are not working as the front axle spins but the front wheels don't when I am stuck. Also is this vehicle rear wheel drive...

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There are 2 lines that are near the front wheels do they have something to do with the 4 wheel drive? are they vaccum lines?

They may be wires going to a wheel speed sensor. These would be for Antilock brake system. (ABS)

Dec 30, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Looking for answere to a possible scam on a repair. does the 4x4 system have hoses to bring the front wheels into work mode 2001 SPORTAGE.

I just had my 4X4 repaired on my 01 - System runs off of vaccum. . Small actavator solonoid runs off of vac , then down to hubs.

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My four wheel drive is not working my front tires are not spinning in my 1999 kia sportage

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2002 kia 4x4 wont go into 4 wheel drive , 4x4 shifter moves fine but wont engage into 4 wheel

Kia us a dim design that works on air, so the light on the dash may light up green...mine does...but no 4x4.
Test one, look inside the engine bay,(2Litre petrol) on your left hand side, to the left of the actual engine is the solenoid device that "switches on" the vacuum to the front hubs. This is easier that you would think. If you look at the left side of the engine, there are two pipes coming out (left side) one is thick (break system. DONT touch) one is thinner and soft rubber. Follow this tube, it goes into a small black cannister which is a resvoir and one way valve...the tube then outputs into another device (solenoid) which has 2 wires on. The tube then splits under this in two. The test is simple, with the engine running, and 4 wheel drive engaged pull the tube apart after the solenoid. Put your finger there you should feel a nice strong ****. If it does **** put it back on. If it does not **** it needs to be removed and cleaned. This is simple to unbolt and all you do is pull the rubber bung of the bottom, and the two tubes and spray break cleaner inside. reassamble until you get to feel the vaccum.

test 2 Now look behind each wheel, you will see a thick hose wrapped in a spring, this is the break system, do not touch this. There is a thinner flexible hose attached behind the wheel, you will notice that these have no securing system just push fit. Remove each of the in turn and test for vacuum.

Leaks here are common and easy to fix.

The bad news if you have vacuum, and still no 4 wheel drive one or both front wheel hubs has a leak, and the bad news is, it needs a garage to fix it, and to replace the seal a £5 part you have to ruin a £100 part.

Test the vaccum, pray. Otherwise ask, doe you really need to spend £250 to sort this?

Good luck

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Four wheel drive wont engage

I got ripped off by a dealer with a similar problem that came back two weeks later. $2.99 of vacuum hose later I fixed it myself. Check all the vacuum lines for rotted hoses before you fork out 3K and they are easy to do

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