The vehicle has developed a problem now of the engine shutting off while being driven at low and highway speed. It shuts off as though the key were turned to the OFF position, then, will not restart. Previously, it shut off but restarted after a brief period of time. Now, the starter works fine until the battery runs down but no restart. All fuses are OK. Motor turns over fine. The battery charges fine. Alternator output is OK. I would love to check out the power from the distributor to the plugs but: Where the heck is the distributor and the plugs. I don't even see plug wires! This is my first Korean vehicle experience and it is no fun at all.
Living in Thailand I had a lot of stalling problems. It started with my engine not running smooth when driving away cold. After half a km or so the car would just die or after even a longer distance stalling at full speed. Restarting worked and mostly I could drive on. Sometimes it would stall in a traffic jam.
Checked everything, but could not really put 1 and 1 together until I noticed that I was loosing a little cooling liquid and kept refilling on a regular basis. Found that every time this problem occurred also the cooling liquid was low again. Refilling the liquid solved the problem till the cooling liquid/water was low again. After fixing the actual leaking hose the problem disapeared totally. Later when my radiator started leaking slightly the problem came back as before. Now the car is fitted with a new radiator no problems like this anymore for more then 1 year. I think the engine management system of the KIA is very sensitive for low water and maybe the temperature changes coming with it.
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check location of a/c condenser it sounds like it is freezing up and is probably located under glove box. also check drain hose for a/c condenser that it is allowing excess water to escape from a/c condenser box
Some makers used Vacuum releases for their emergency brakes which had a Vacuum switch connected to the shift assembly. This would account for a stumble if Vacuum vented out through this switch.
More common for shifting stumble to occur from Park to Drive, engaging a load on the engine, not to stumble to a freewheeling Park position. Sounds like idle speed control is sluggish to stabilize the motor.
You also have idle speed control problem with A/C, kind of shows that A/C was what kept the engine running because when you turned the A/C off, the car died.
I am going to give you some Websites for wiring diagrams. Alldatadiy.com amd Autozone.com with free wiring info upon registering your vehicle.
It seems that the base Idle speed control is not working and the A/C idle speed control is.
Also check for Vacuum leaks on the intake manifold by spraying water from a pumpbottle on the seams of the gaskets.
Check ignition Relay or ignition switch for random cutouts. The fusebox layout is on the Autozone site.
Torque is a measurement tool that shows a vehicle's ability
to tow and accelerate. The 2000 Sportage generates 135 ft-lb of torque
when measured at 4,000 rpm. It tows up to 2,000 lb.
The 2000 Sportage features a 2.0-liter I4 engine that
produces 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Five-speed manual overdrive
transmissions are standard for all models, but the four-door models
offer the option of getting a four-speed automatic overdrive
transmission instead. The compression ratio is 9.1 to one and the engine
displacement is 1,991 cc. The bore and stroke are 3.26 and 3.62 inches.
All manual versions get 20 miles per gallon in the city and
23 mpg on the highway. The automatic four-wheel drive models get 19 mpg
in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The automatic two-wheel drive
models get 18 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The two-door
model has a 14-gallon fuel tank and the other models have a 15.8-gallon
The two-door Sportage is 156.4 inches long with a wheelbase
of 92.9 inches. The four-door versions are 170.3 inches and the
wheelbase is 104.3 inches. All versions are 68.1 inches wide and 65
inches tall. The front and rear tracks are both 56.7 inches. All
versions sit 7.9 inches off the ground. The two-wheel drive, four-door
versions weigh 3,186 lb if manual and 3,230 lb if automatic. The
two-door, two-wheel drive model is 3,108 lb. The two door, four-wheel
drive model is 3,230 lb. The four-door, four-wheel drive models are
3,352 lb if manual and 3,396 lb if automatic.
Your Kia may be equipped with a shock sensor that shuts down power to the fuel pump to prevent fires in case of an accident.
Having seen this on several different vehicles, they will also shut down hitting a pothole or driving at speed on rough roads.
The reset for these has been always behind a panel or in the trunk of such vehicles.
It sounds like the hydraulic tappets have bled down due to lack of oil.This causes no or low compression resulting in a non start.
Best cure I tried was too remove all spark plugs and With a fresh battery crank the engine for a few minutes ( it will crank over quicker without the plugs and allow the tappets to pressurize with oil.
Re fit the spark plugs and then try to start it again.
if the alternator belt is still on your good to go and to the guy above me. no the alt. is on the belt with the radiator fan. having no power steering will not affect how your car runs...just give you stronger arms from turning at low speed hop this helps dont forget to rate