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Hi ,just i have big problem i think, i looking to buy a kia sorento 03 or 04 and all sorentos i check (5) sprays oil from dipstick , did someone can tel my is this is sorentos engine problems or all they does this, i am realy like this jeep but i dont want to pay my money for peas of s.... if this is hapens to all of them, i am looking for nissan pathfinder as well , maybe someone can help me with decision, thanks for all

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  • cobrra26 Sep 11, 2010

    please did you can tel my how much it cost (around) to fix pcv valve, thanks



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If the car is not setting codes then the car does not have a problem. The pressure can be tested at the tube with a pressure gauge.. Geneally the only reason you would have excessive pressure is the PCV valve is not functioning properly or the car has excessive ring blowby.

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  • Susan Price Sep 11, 2010

    you will get more insight if you do a search on the problems these cars have... Go to carcomplaintdot com and see what complaints are documented. Noone knows what abuse or neglect a used car has been thru on top of the normal problems they have. Thing to note is your buying a 80,000 mile car before things start to break continuously. So be prepared to start dumping money if this is the case.

  • cobrra26 Sep 15, 2010

    did you think it is better to buy an ml mercedes from 2002 year ???



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