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My 4 wheel drive won't engage

I have a 2000 kia sportage. manual transmission. rear wheel drive just recently i noticed that the H is lit up when i engage the 4 wheel drive, but it's not on. my back tires spin and the front does nothing. i couldn't even go up a simple hill. is there a manual way to engage it, or will i have to take it to get serviced.

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  • cetanskachip Dec 22, 2008

    same thing with mine. green light says the 4 wheel is engaged, but the front wheels aren't pulling. same make, model and year. 2000 kia sportage.

  • payoy May 13, 2009

    where can i find the vacuum lines? if there's no vacuum lines does it mean that this is a manual hub locking? what model uses auto locking? where can i find the year model in my sportage?

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Sportages uses a vacuum system to lock front hubs - turn the wheels all the way to one side, then look from behind the wheel on the side you are turning 'from" There should be a rubber hose from the vacuum fitting near the wheel opening from the engine compartment to the wheel itself. If these are damages or disconnected, the front axles will engage into 4wd but the hubs will not lock and the front wheels will not be driven by the axles.

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Solution 2 is wrong and expensive im sorry. solution one is right. all you need to do is replace the line and you should be good to go. but consider these lines regular maintenance. if you want something stronger that will handle the abuse of offroading try the warn manual replacement hubs.

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Mr drift is wrong as he claims number two is. Solution one and two both are correct. First check solution two,make sure the vacuum lines are connected. If so move to solution one to the bearing seals. The vacuum has to stay sealed off in the wheel hub or it will not lock in. To manually lock them disassymble the locker cap. Move the locker spring to the outside of the washer and reassymble. Permanent manual lock has been achieved. So the guy who wrote solution two should learn how things work before opening his mouth.

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The problem is the frount wheel bearings and seals are going bad and need to be replaced

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