Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
Hi i have a 20001 kia sportage when i got it the head had already been changed and so had the radiator i presume the head went when the water ran out of radiator and was used without any ...it has done 47,000 miles which checks out , one previous owner...however i have only had it a week and the engine reached boiling point, checked it out and it needed a thermostat which has been done, however i am finding that although the engine doesnt boil the temp gage is on 3/4 it drops to half way and then up to 3/4 when up hills can any one tell me the normal temp range for kia on the gage and any ideas as to why its running higher than other cars i owned a suzuki previously and never had the gage at this ...ty
You were informed 99%. It is you clutch fan. replace or mount a flex fan
Posted on May 09, 2010
I recommend replacing the thermostat and before installing it, drill a small hole in the center of the flat seating surface to bypass coolant during warm up. This will help to gradually warm the engine and it can save you some damage to the engine if the thermostat sticks. Mine did the same thing which sounds like the thermostat is sticking closed. My temperature needle goes from 1/2 to 3/4 max which is ok. Turn on your a/c and it should engage the electric cooling fan which will also save your engine from overheating. You may have a defective fan clutch.
Posted on May 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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