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2000 kia sportage ex auto 4wd lever wont budge

Shift lever stuck in 4wd hi

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    yadayada Feb 25, 2012

    Does the transfer case have a full tank of clean fuild?

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Yes check the fluids, check the 4WD lever linkage and see if its not binding/bent or stuck with mud.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012

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SOURCE: My 2000 kia sportage auto transmission hold light

Did you try to depress the button on the side of the shift lever?

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Rule of thumb...unless you get a better answer:  look for a couple of wires on a small plate that is in the airflow of the fan on the heater/ac unit.  The resistor pack is always air cooled by the fan.

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SOURCE: 2001 kia sportage 4wd

replace vacuum hoses they are located just out side shock towers front end

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SOURCE: 2000 kia sportage ex, 4 cyl.

For that many codes I would refer you to a bulletin covering the 123 and 124 connectors. This bulletin has instructions on how to upgrade these 2 connectors which connect the engine to the ECM. The connectors are located under the intake manifold towards the firewall. You need to remove the battery, pull the connectors apart, give the male side a slight twist, then you add Stabulent 22 to the connectors and reconnect. The dealerships also add some clips to hold the connectors together better. This task is not an easy one due to the location of the connector. I have done it many times in the past and this helped many of my costomers. Anither thing to check is the continuity to ground at the MAF. This also can indicate bad connection throughout the engine harness. to upgrade this connection, clean the ground connections at the battery and under the battery tray. these simple uperations should have been made into normal maintenance for the 95 - 99 Sportages.

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SOURCE: auto transmission hold light flashes and wont

well what i would do first is smell the transmission fluid if it smell burnt the transmission must come out,if not drop the valve body and check for a stuck valve or a check ball stuck in the separator plate try that over and out joe cool

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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