Question about 2000 Kia Sportage
I fought the weak front hub vacuum system for years, finally put on WARN manual hubs myself, very easy and under $120. I spent twice that having various components fixed
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
I had the opposite problem. My front hubs would not engage at all. My mechanic said it is common for the hoses or the actuators to break/crack with age through wear and tear. In my case, instead of replacing the vacuum hoses, I just switched over to manual hubs. Less convenient, but no problems since.
Posted on Jul 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hubs may be broken, because they are not vacuum actuated. 1995's were actuated automatically upon engaging 4wd. To disengage them, stop car, put into 2wd, back up about 20 feet. 1st generation Sportages should not be driven on dry pavement in 4wd. That is usually how the hubs get broken. If hubs are broken, I suggest removing them and installing Warn manual hubs which are much stronger.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
The locking hub just unbolts from the hub and pops off the end of the drive shaft, where it is held in by a "auto" round cir-clip. A good suggestion is to read this article first.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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