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I have a 2002 Kia sportage and the 4 wheel drive does not seem to work I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same problem with theirs and if there was an obvious place I should look first

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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Nov 07, 2012

    How do you know it's not working?

  • neil dickson Nov 08, 2012

    I got stuck I'm the snow the other day and the front tires wouldn't l

  • neil dickson Nov 08, 2012

    I got stuck I'm the snow the other day and the front tires wouldn't l

  • neil dickson Nov 08, 2012

    Lockup. After some poking around under the hood I believe it's lockin in from the transfer case to the front diff, so I think it's a vacume issue. And I think the issue is in the vacume to the front passage wheel. I'm not 100 % sure but I think this one has to lock first

  • neil dickson Nov 08, 2012

    There is an actuator under the hood to the left of the engine again I believe this works, and I tested the power source and that's good as well.

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You have a piston issue it is located under the engine on or usually on the front axle it is called an 4 wheel drive cock actuator..the name I found to be funny at first but true....also since it is a 2002 and over 10 years old I would check the shaft from the transfer case to the axles it may have never been greased.it is possible to have seized and not allowed to engage you may have to remove the shaft and unseize it by forcing it using heat and force.the shaft must be flexable and well greased,on the lighter side check universal joints.

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SOURCE: 2002 kia 4x4 wont go into 4 wheel drive

Hello
A VERY COMMON FAULT!
Kia us a dim design that works on air, so the light on the dash may light up green...mine does...but no 4x4.
Test one, look inside the engine bay,(2Litre petrol) on your left hand side, to the left of the actual engine is the solenoid device that "switches on" the vacuum to the front hubs. This is easier that you would think. If you look at the left side of the engine, there are two pipes coming out (left side) one is thick (break system. DONT touch) one is thinner and soft rubber. Follow this tube, it goes into a small black cannister which is a resvoir and one way valve...the tube then outputs into another device (solenoid) which has 2 wires on. The tube then splits under this in two. The test is simple, with the engine running, and 4 wheel drive engaged pull the tube apart after the solenoid. Put your finger there you should feel a nice strong ****. If it does **** put it back on. If it does not **** it needs to be removed and cleaned. This is simple to unbolt and all you do is pull the rubber bung of the bottom, and the two tubes and spray break cleaner inside. reassamble until you get to feel the vaccum.

test 2 Now look behind each wheel, you will see a thick hose wrapped in a spring, this is the break system, do not touch this. There is a thinner flexible hose attached behind the wheel, you will notice that these have no securing system just push fit. Remove each of the in turn and test for vacuum.

Leaks here are common and easy to fix.

The bad news if you have vacuum, and still no 4 wheel drive one or both front wheel hubs has a leak, and the bad news is, it needs a garage to fix it, and to replace the seal a £5 part you have to ruin a £100 part.

Test the vaccum, pray. Otherwise ask, doe you really need to spend £250 to sort this?

Good luck

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SOURCE: 2000 kia sportage ex, 4 cyl.

Many of the Kia sportages have a problem with the coils.

There are 2 coils for each 2 cyl and they are located under the middle platic cap on the valve cover.

These coils will set a check engine light that blinks when misfiring and stays on steady when the motor is running smooth. Autozone or Advance auto have a scanner that can check all engine functions and will show a problem with # 2 and 4 cyl.

The coil packs are $39.00 to replace but check the codes first

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SOURCE: 2001 kia sportage 4 wheel drive wont engage

if you have auto locking hubs they usually strip inside pull it off I think it's 8 bolts and look inside there is a ring with tabs on it it should not move freely needs to be replaced.

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Check solutions for Kia Sportage under heading. Need timing marks and ignition wiring by Brattlehead. The markings I gave him will also work for your 2001 Sportage

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SOURCE: 2001 kia sportage 4x4 trouble

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

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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