Question about 2002 Kia Sportage
I have a 2002 Kia Sportster. It has Oil, Gas and the Radiator is full of Water. While Driving, I noticed steam coming in from the vents inside the cab. Then all at once it felt like someone "pulled the plug" on the car, Slowly decreased speed from 60mph to 0mph, coasting to a stop on the off ramp. Put it in park opened the hood, Steam was pouring from the crankshaft, and of course when I releqased the preasure from the oil cap, steam came out from there as well. Checked the oil is had 2 quarts, and The Radiator and resivor was filled. After the steam settled. I tried restarting the car, it wouldn't start, lights would dim with every crank. The car would whine. I did a check of the Belts, the Alternator and AC belts were on, matter of fact when I try to start the car the belts run. Only belt I can't see if the Timing Belt. Any Idea what could of happened??
Most likely you had a major malfunction internally. There shouldn't be any steam coming from the oil cap. It sounds like you had a head gasket fail or your block cracked, for it to happen as fast as it did I think you have something major wrong. Check your oil again and see if it has a milky color to it. If water has been introduced to it you will see it. Also if the oil is suddenly higher than the full mark then you can estimate how much water is in the oil. Any huge change will mean you probaby have the cracked block, if it's a head gasket you might not see much of a change in oil, but you will need to have it repaired before it will run.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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