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2006 kia sportage hot-temperature gage went to extreme hot & stayed there, then dropped to all the way cold/checked oil & it was hot/almost smoking. car started but then quit. not fixed yet.

Have been adding antifreeze to overflow from time to time/also when idling car was going towards the Hot temp gage.

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Unfortunately for some personal reason, you chose
to use your vehicle, knowing the coolant was being lost.
You should have have it checked out when you first
noticed any problem & now you have run the motor
low on coolant,overheated every fluid
The cause!! Could very well be you have a bad head
gasket & not thinking you had a serious problem
Now you do & it will be an expensive repair,involving
fees for testing, to find the issues & no way to know
the possible damage to the engine & especially the
cylinder head,to the point you may need a complete
reman motor, if the damage is bad enough to make that the best solution
Unfortunate, as I consider a 2006 a fairly new vehicle,especially
if you bought it new.
Lesson learned the hard way
Fluids start to go away,stop using it
Don't change Transmission & Power Steering
Fluids every 3 years-they will fail,fluid breaks down
& no one changes them
Don't change motor oil every 3 to 4,000 miles,
other issues on some vehicle. that's 4 to 5 times
a year,alot of your time & expense,but it has to be done
on all vehicles,brake fluid every 2 years or more rust,
& moisture in that system & big repair bills.
You could have a bad thermostat stuck closed or an
easier to solve & less expensive repair to make,but you
cooked that motor,so be aware of that

Posted on Jul 21, 2013


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1. Check the level you filled the coolant to...If you overfilled it this will happen. 2.  Did you add the correctly diluted antifreeze? 3. Check to be sure the radiator is unobstructed

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Heater problems

Did you bleed the air oout of the cooling system - Their is a bleeding next to the therostat housing.

1 - When the vehicle is cold remove the rad(tank) cap and top up the level if needed

2 - start the vehicle with the rad cap off and leave the car run until you can see that the therostat has openned(look in tank/rad) to see fuild flow then open the bleeder slowly to let any air out of the cooling system. Once you have coolant flowing out of the bleeder close the bleeder and install the rad/tank cap.

NOTE - Be careful with the engine running and hot Coolant.

You make need to bleeding system 2-3 time to get all the all out. Once all the air is out of the system you problem should be solved. If air returns to the coolant system have the system checked for possible head gasket leaking air into the coolant system

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 1994 Mazda 929 running hot and all the antifreeze is leaking

Please ensure you call an expert bcos you need to change the cylinder gaskets and you should let them have a look at your radiator for leakages.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: temp. light on, looses antifreeze, temp guage up and down

When it's getting low on those fluids you have to add more. Don't run it low on anything you'll ruin engine. Get it into a shop as soon as possible and have it checked out, to see where the coolent is going. You should be checking your fluid levels when you put gas in the car, especially on an older car. Engines tend to use more oil as the miles get higher on the vehicle. Oil and anti-freeze are cheap engines are not.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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SOURCE: radiator warning light flashed on and off several

if there is no noticable leaks might be head gasket. Check to see if a lot of vapour comming from exaust. You may have to get a pressure test on cooling system.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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