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.
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.
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.
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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MANUAL well their is only one in my eyes and that is EP90 front or rear wheel drive type manual gearbox although some older cars from the 50s specified engine oil like the morris /austin ranges even the old ford consuls could have this before the gears started to have syncromesh and helical cut gears ,showing my age here i think ?cars with no syncomesh ?? rod brakes and worm and wheel diff units .
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.
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.
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
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.
Check front wheels there is 2 pipes going to the wheels 1 is for brake fluid to the callepers and the other one is for vacume suction to ingage or dis ingage the free wheel function 99% of the time this pipe is leaking or it is broken. enjoy !! Willem SA
Hello... My manual says that if your 4x4 doesn't engage could be because of a bent or broken rod, Broken chain in transfer case or a misaligned or broken transfer lever. not sure if this will help... also if you haven't already check your hubs. Are they locking in? Mine had the same problem it turned out to be the spring in the auto hub was broken.
If you haven't been told, if you have vaccum hubs ,the seals start to leak and dirt gets inside and wears more on them. Eventually they leak so bad they won't engage. The best solution I found was to replace the hubs with manual lockouts for about 150 bucks. it works every time now.