Question about 2001 Kia Sportage
Is this a new problem? If so, I'd check/replace the catalytic converter. They clog if bad gas gets into them. Performance is usually affected. If the car has alot of mileage, replace all the oxygen sensors...they affect fuel mix. Change your oil to a 5-20 oil. Change your air filter. Change your plugs if more than 70K miles. Check tire pressure (Mr. Obama is right!) Check wheel alignment by looking at tire wear. Repair any loose front end parts. Check brakes for excessive drag...does the vehicle stop straight???? Use Techron additive to clean fuel injectors following instructions. Finally, do you use your brakes alot? Fast starts? On/off the gas alot? Drive smoothly!
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Make sure the air filter is clean,make sure the oxygen sensor is ok but would have to suspect its carboned up due to vehicle age ,if not working properly it tells the engine to run richer than normal.Also make sure the plugs and spark plug leads are in good condition.It wouldnt hurt to put a bottle of injector cleaner in the fuel tank next service as dirty injectors will also add to fuel use.A few small things to do or check but worth it by the sound it.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
tune up sparkplugs, air filter, oil filter,wires if has them fuel filter,if these items havent been done it will affect ur fuel consumption because the engine is working harder threw the grime and old parts that have to be changed, trust me this will make a difference
Posted on May 01, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 03, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Dec 23, 2014 | 2000 Audi A6
Dec 27, 2013 | 1997 Subaru Outback
Aug 05, 2011 | 2002 Subaru Outback
Jan 06, 2011 | Nissan Pathfinder Cars & Trucks
May 01, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Jan 18, 2010 | Toyota Starlet Cars & Trucks
Oct 25, 2009 | 2001 Kia Rio
Oct 20, 2008 | 1990 Mitsubishi Galant
Mar 15, 2017 | 2001 Kia Sportage
Mar 04, 2017 | 2001 Kia Sportage
234 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!