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My 2002 Kia Sportage is overheating.

My 2002 Kia Sportage overheats. I have replaced the Thermostat, sensors, hoses and radiator and it still overheats in stop and go traffic. If I drive down the street at 40 miles per hour or faster, it won't overheat. Could it be the water pump or should I search for a less costly and less intrusive fix. PLEASE Advise.

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Unfortunately, I refer to repairs of this type as "search and repair missions"...You've overlooked the radiator core...the only thing left and probably the culprit. ($180)
Good Luck

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if your vehicle has electric fans they may not be working you need to check that they are working let the motor idle until it starts to overheat & see if the fans are working ,if not check for blown fuse,or loose wiring connections,it could also be the temperature sensor that activates the fans,it may be faulty......hope this helps.....sherrs

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2000 Kia Sportage overheating


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you can get a new temp gauge sender unit and install it
bleed the air out of the cooling system by loosening off the highest point hose
have a compression test done to check for head gasket or cracked head
take it to an accredited radiator specialist and have a flow test done on the radiator
it is possible that the cores are blocked and it needs repalcing

Apr 29, 2017 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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Car overheats at over 60 mph maybe is the thermostat?


Hello and welcome to FixYa!


If you have overheating problem, it can lead to multiple issues. You may be running on low coolant that's why the vehicle overheats. If that's the case, please add coolant and make sure that it sits on the right level, too much coolant can cause overheating too for coolant will overflow.


The vehicle may have a faulty or worn out radiator blower motor that's why it overheats. If that's the case then you will need a blower motor replacement to resolve the issue.


If the radiator is clogged with dirt and rusts this issue occurs too. The coolant doesn't flow normally on the cooling system if it's clogged. If that's the case, I strongly suggest that you have the radiator flushed to drain out dirt and rusts. If you think that the radiator served you enough then it's better to have it replaced.


Please do check the radiator hoses, If you have worn out hoses it can cause coolant leakage which can result to overheating. A tiny hole is good enough for the vehicle to overheat.


A faulty thermostat sensor can cause the issue too. If you have worn out thermostat, the fan may not trigger that's why the fan won't work when under stressed conditions. A blown radiator blower fuse can cause this issue too so I suggest that you check the radiator blower fuse and replace it when necessary. What causes the radiator blower fan fuse to blow? It's because of a failing radiator blower motor, If that's the case have the radiator blower fan motor replaced.


If the fluid in radiator doesn't circulate then it means that you have a blown head gasket or a faulty water pump. I suggest that you go for the water pump replacement first specially if you think that it's near the end of it's service life. Usually, water pops out the radiator when engine is reved (a sign of faulty water pump and possible blown head gasket).


Hope you find this information helpful enough and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Mar 18, 2011 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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2002 Kia Sportage overheating My mom has a


Please tell your Mom not to buy this car. These vehicles are poorly designed, and are prone to frequent failures. A Toyota RAV4 or a Honda CR-V would be a far better choice.

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My 2002 Kia Sportage overheats. I have replaced the Thermostat, sensors, hoses and radiator and it still overheats in stop and go traffic. If I drive down the street at 40 miles per hour or faster, it...


if your vehicle has electric fans they may not be working you need to check that they are working let the motor idle until it starts to overheat & see if the fans are working ,if not check for blown fuse,or loose wiring connections,it could also be the temperature sensor that activates the fans,it may be faulty......hope this helps.....sherrs

Jul 24, 2010 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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2001 kia sportage is over heating but has no leaks. the radiator has been flushed but is very rusty inside. The water is rusty inside the radiator. We have checked the resevoir, it is fine. the water...


Rusty is from running a bad or no mix of coolant. (PH level is off) You may have a water pump that has corroded impellers, and can't move the coolant as well any more. I would start by making sure to flush the engine block again, and make sure you flush water through every possible hose, and where you can get at it.

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I have a 1997 kia overheating i have removed the thermostat


You have to install a new Thermostat because if the motor has no water pump thermostat sends all the coolant to the radiator and therefore the engine never warmed and you will not have heat because the coolant never be heated

Jan 08, 2010 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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My 2002 Kia Sportage overheats. I have replaced the Thermostat, sensors, fan and fan clutch assy., hoses and radiator and it still overheats in stop and go traffic. The fan appears to be working. If I...


Unfortunately, I refer to repairs of this type as "search and repair missions"...You've overlooked the radiator core...the only thing left and probably the culprit. ($180)
Good Luck

Jun 25, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sportage

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1999 kia sportage overheating


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2002 kia sportage temp gauge runs hot while driving


Cheak to see that the coolant fan is operating with the A/C turned on. The fan has to work to help the engine stay cool and help the A/C. When you apply heat on the control it acts to reduce the coolant temp. You will have to get the coolant fan operation checked. This can be :fan motor, fan relay, temp sensor and computer. Good luck

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