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2000 kia sportage ex, 4 cyl.

Our 2000 Kia Sportage runs rough when stopped or slow many times, other times it does not run rough at all, when idling at a stop sign etc.
Is their a sensor that controls gas to air ratio or should I try something else.
Kia Sportage 2000,EX, 4 cyl., 2 litre, 4 wheel drive.
I thank you for your help.

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  • morbid_gallo Feb 27, 2009

    mY 1997 kIA sPORTAGE IS MISFIRING...I'VE REPLACE THE SPARK PLUGS,WIRES AND COILS....HERE ARE MY CODES....I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO...PLEASE HELP -CRYSTAL-
    P0103
    This Relates to Circuit High Input for Mass or Volume Air Flow

    P0107
    This Relates to Sensor Low Input in Manifold Absolute Pressure/BARO

    P0300
    This Relates to Misfire Detected - Random

    P0302
    This Relates to Misfire Detected - Cylinder 2

    P0303
    This Relates to Misfire Detected - Cylinder 3

    P0304
    This Relates to Misfire Detected - Cylinder 4

    P1458
    This Relates to Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Circuit Fault

    P0138
    This Relates to Bank 1, Sensor 2 - Circuit High Voltage for O2


  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I have a 2000 Kia Sportage. My car runs rough at stop sign, runs rough on acceleration unless you almost idle up or barely give any gas.

    I have changed the fuel filter, fuel pump, air cleaner and had it tuned-up.

    The problem has come and gone for over a year and I have had it into several shop, kia and private. No one has figured it out. One guy mentioned it could be the TPS, so he traded it out with another used car he had. The problem seemed to go away for a while but now its back. I wonder if it would solve the problem if I replaced it with a new TPS.

  • odwrpr
    odwrpr Oct 09, 2012

    $20.00 404-997-9977 checck your coil packs. inspect them for cracks remove the bootsand call me in the morning

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    when I tried starting my KIA 2000 there is no sufficient spark from the ignition coil

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Kia sportage 2001 coolant low sensor can it stop engine from starting?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    replaced fuel pump and filter spark plugs sensors and much more

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    2009 KIA optima 2.4 liter runs rough at idle speed sometimes.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    DRIVING AT SLOW SPEED OR SITTING STILL

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    while cold it works perfect, then it starts fluctuating

  • Tammy Moore Oct 06, 2014

    You could also check your fuel pressure regulator. I had the same issue and that was my fix

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Yes there is a sensor that controls Fuel/air ratio.It's called a MAF (mass air flow sensor)
But I think you should have the EGR (Exhaust gas recirculation)valve checked
and The TPS (throttle position sensor)maybe dirty.

Although may things can cause this issue,I would look at the items above first.


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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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For that many codes I would refer you to a bulletin covering the 123 and 124 connectors. This bulletin has instructions on how to upgrade these 2 connectors which connect the engine to the ECM. The connectors are located under the intake manifold towards the firewall. You need to remove the battery, pull the connectors apart, give the male side a slight twist, then you add Stabulent 22 to the connectors and reconnect. The dealerships also add some clips to hold the connectors together better. This task is not an easy one due to the location of the connector. I have done it many times in the past and this helped many of my costomers. Anither thing to check is the continuity to ground at the MAF. This also can indicate bad connection throughout the engine harness. to upgrade this connection, clean the ground connections at the battery and under the battery tray. these simple uperations should have been made into normal maintenance for the 95 - 99 Sportages.

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  • engineer Sep 15, 2012

    I have code p1309 when starting engine and still on for kia 2001 sportage you can help me

  • Tammy Moore Oct 06, 2014

    There was a recall on the wire harness BTW.

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The sportages of the 1995- 2001 year group have a reputation for bad grounding. I took the easy way out and added ground wires from the neg. battery terminal to the body and the engine block, before I did this I had sensors throwing all kinds of codes, after only an occasional Mass Airflow Sensor code. but wiggleing the plug on the MAF to clean the contacts a bit sets everything right again. Just a little info to enlighten those who wish to know. Take it or leave it as they say.

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My problem was the same as the first post, stumbling at idle and low speed. When taching up the engine to about 3,000 RPM at idle, I triggered the error codes P0300, 301,302, and P0304. If your MAF is giving a faulty reading, then you will having misfiring on all cylinders due to impropper fuel air mixture. I've had the MAF code for a while on my sportage and tried cleaning the MAF and the connectors and it still gave me the same error code. When I clear it it stays off for a while, but eventually comes back on. I would recommend changing the MAF and seeing if that fixes the problem. Its a very easy part to replace, but not cheap.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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