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Engine sounds like it is running high rpm - 2002 Kia Sportage

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  • kevinwknox May 05, 2009

    1997 Kia Sportage. When starting up, engine fan starts running immediately. When accelerating, fan gets louder. Engine temp is normal, no leaks.

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What do you mean here ? sounds like it but is it running fast ? if your fan clutch is locked up sometimes this makes it sound like it is going to take off. ?

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