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Kia sorrento difficulty engaging first gear

Difficult to engage first gear mainly when on long trip

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Change the fluid in the transmission and have the clutch checked it may be worn out.

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SOURCE: 2000 Kia Sportage 4x4 4 high doesn't pop into gear

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SOURCE: 2003 kia sportage 2l wont engage four wheel drive

This is a long/hard one to answer as a few things can cause this. First, check the vacuum lines running from the engine down to the front axles for cracks, and make sure you have vacuum to the axle hub. Second, remove and inspect the front wheel bearings, they should be set to proper preload and there should be no signs of water in the hub. And last if there is water in the hub, that most likely means there is rust on the front axle, and the pitting caused by the rust will not allow vacuum to build up and ingage the four wheel drive. the later requires a new front hub kit $$$.

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Normally the air conditioner clutch is activated by the a/c fan switch. If the protecting fuse is blown, neither fan nor compressor will operate. Check your a/c fuse in the fuse box.

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SOURCE: 4 wheel drive wont engage on kia sportage 2001

there are vacum line one on each side behide the wheels see if they are broke or leaking i had the same problem

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