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Kia sportage 2ltr four wheel drive wont engage

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  • tburkhart07 Dec 02, 2008

    4 wheel drive does not engage front end.does this work off of vacumn?

  • mickey306215 Dec 05, 2008

    Same problem as pauls except in 4h and want to return it to 2wd.cannot disengage!Please advise!

  • clack306 Jan 28, 2009

    can not get 4 wheel drive to engage. I've been told its a hose, tranfer case or a fuse...??? any ideas?

  • jjelliott Feb 14, 2009

    Have same problem with 4 wheel drive not engaging. My kia has an automatic transmission jjelliott@yahoo.com

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Either the actuator for the four wheel drive or a vacuum leak usually at the mounting bracket on the strut right beside the brake line

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    • Torque is a measurement tool that shows a vehicle's ability to tow and accelerate. The 2000 Sportage generates 135 ft-lb of torque when measured at 4,000 rpm. It tows up to 2,000 lb.
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    • The 2000 Sportage features a 2.0-liter I4 engine that produces 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Five-speed manual overdrive transmissions are standard for all models, but the four-door models offer the option of getting a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission instead. The compression ratio is 9.1 to one and the engine displacement is 1,991 cc. The bore and stroke are 3.26 and 3.62 inches.
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    • All manual versions get 20 miles per gallon in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The automatic four-wheel drive models get 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The automatic two-wheel drive models get 18 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The two-door model has a 14-gallon fuel tank and the other models have a 15.8-gallon fuel tank.
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    • The two-door Sportage is 156.4 inches long with a wheelbase of 92.9 inches. The four-door versions are 170.3 inches and the wheelbase is 104.3 inches. All versions are 68.1 inches wide and 65 inches tall. The front and rear tracks are both 56.7 inches. All versions sit 7.9 inches off the ground. The two-wheel drive, four-door versions weigh 3,186 lb if manual and 3,230 lb if automatic. The two-door, two-wheel drive model is 3,108 lb. The two door, four-wheel drive model is 3,230 lb. The four-door, four-wheel drive models are 3,352 lb if manual and 3,396 lb if automatic.

Read more: 2000 KIA Sportage Torque Specs ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7530119_2000-kia-sportage-torque-specs.html#ixzz1xfAstACS

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2003 kia sportage 2l wont engage four wheel drive light comes on but doesnt engage


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I have a 2001 Kia Sportage and took it to the shop two years ago to have the four wheel drive fixed it cost 550 now that we have 3ft of snow the four wheel drive went out again the light comes on but does...


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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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