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Ok, my sportage is not overheating, it runs nicely once it gets going... i am just concerned about the smoke it omits..thank you

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Concerned about the smoke & continue to use it ?

Once it gets going?

I would say you don't care much about what could
happen next.

White smoke out the exhaust is a bad head gasket
Blue smoke is oil

Posted on Nov 27, 2012


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1999 kia sportage starts sometimes,has new battery, can take it to work,it sets all day,you get off work and it wont start . the engine will turn over but will not fire. never know if it starts...

I am sorry for the delayed response as i was not at my desk.
Be advised that as i do not have any luxury to examine your car myself, i cannot provide legitimate 2nd opinion, however would be able to add few inputs to the question you posted.
I am assuming that there is no check engine light being ON. If you could see check engine light being ON, you need to take the car to the nearest auto zone center and get it scanned without any charge. You could forward the codes to me and i would be able to follow up.
Though this is a common problem on 98 and 99 models.The most common concern on SPORTAGE for doing that is fuel pump. Checking the fuel pressure when the car would not fire, is a good way to verify if it is the pump for sure. Checking the fuel pressure would would verify that the pump is actually being turned ON. The other suspect could be crankshaft position sensor. A lot of times, when the car is cranking and there is no tachometer movement that indicates a faulty crank sensor. When cranking the rpms should read about 200 - 400.
To check the fuel pressure, you need to buy a fuel pressure guage and it gets installed onto the front of the fuel rail on the engine.
There are few other details that we need to diagnose later on once we would eliminate the major causes.
Let me know,once done.
Hope i helped you.
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