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I have a 2002 kia sportage, that will just lose power while im driving, but when i pull over and put it in park, i can rev the engine again. any ideas?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Kia Sportage - idle slow when stopping at lights

Even though the fuel filter and pump are easy to replace, I would start with the IAC sensor first. It is easier to get to and is cheaper than the other two if you can find one at a wrecking yard (should be around $20). This sensor is the Idle Air Control sensor, and the computer decides how much throttle to give at idle from the readings of the sensor. If it is bad your car will idle poorly or not at all.

You can verify this two simple ways:

1. Disconnect the sensor completely and see if anything changes. If you get the same issue, then it's probably the sensor. If different then it could be fuel delivery.

2. With it all hooked up; try throttling the engine yourself at 1000-1200 rpm and see if it is smooth. If it is then it is probably the sensor. If not then could be the fuel delivery.

The sensor is under the silver and black, plastic KIA cover over the engine (4 small nuts to remove), and is center above the engine on the front side of the intake pipe.

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The part looks like this:
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If it seems to still be fuel delivery, the filter is (facing the engine from the front of the car) down to the left and toward the back attached to the fender well (Just to the right of and below the battery)

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel loss on kia sportage 2002..

I had exactly the same problem. The problem was with the fuel line clamps directly under the air plenum on the right side of the engine, right above the fuel injectors. The solution is to replace the factory spring clamps with proper hose clamps - a buck each. The real problem is that to get at the inside clamp, you have to remove the air plenum. It took me about 90 minutes to get it off and the same to reassemble. Not all that difficult, just very time consuming.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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SOURCE: How do you remove Audio-CD player from a 2002 Kia Sportage

after you remove all the screws from the dash you have to get down to a section by the pedals and remove something like the airbag to get at the last part of the dash apart. then you need to unplug the mirror and back wiper switches (opt i think). then you have access to your radio. These are all things i gathered from watching the guy at futureshop do, it was about $100 and now I don't have fm radio. but I am now going to try it on my own.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: the easiest way to pull the heater core from a kia sportage-2000

There is no real easy way to do it....not like the older cars..

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 10 minutes for the air bag module to deplete its stored energy.

    1. Remove the driver’s side air bag and steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    2. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  2. Remove the 4 steering wheel-to-air bag module bolts.
  3. Carefully, lift the air bag module and disconnect the electrical connector.

    CAUTION Place the air bag module in a safe location with the front facing upward.

  4. Remove the steering wheel-to-steering column nut.

    NOTE If may be necessary to mark the steering wheel to steering column alignment.

  5. Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
  6. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  7. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
    1. Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
    2. Remove both the rear and front consoles.
    3. Remove the knee bolster assembly.
    4. Remove the “T” bar section.
    5. Remove the relay bracket.
    6. Remove the turn signal assembly and the upper/lower steering column covers.
    7. Remove the hood release handle lockscrew, the hood release handle and the cable assembly nut.
    8. Remove the left side front pillar trim and the lower left side cover.
    9. Remove the 2 left side of the “T” bar-to-chassis bolts.
    10. At the left side of the instrument panel, remove the 3 instrument panel-to-chassis bolts.
    11. Remove the ashtray.
    12. Remove the center panel trim.
    13. Remove the ventilation control panel.
    14. At the center of the windshield next to the windshield, remove the cap and the mounting bolt.
    15. " Remove the right side front pillar trim and the lower right side cover.
    16. Remove the 2 right side of the “T” bar-to-chassis bolts.
    17. At the right side of the instrument panel, remove the 3 instrument panel-to-chassis bolts.
    18. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and lower the steering column.
    19. Disconnect the instrument panel electrical connectors.
    20. Remove the instrument panel.
    1. Remove the blower/evaporator housing by performing the following procedure:
    2. Disconnect the air conditioning refrigerant lines from the evaporator core and discard the gaskets. Plug the openings to prevent contamination.
  8. Disconnect the fresh air control cable from the blower/evaporator housing inlet duct.
  9. Disconnect the 5 connectors from the bottom of the blower/evaporator housing.
  10. Move the carpeting from the bulkhead to gain access to the hole cover plate.
  11. Remove the 4 hole cover plate nuts and the plate.
  12. Remove the 2 upper blower/evaporator housing bolts.
  13. Remove the 2 lower blower/evaporator housing-to-bulkhead nuts.
  14. Remove the blower/evaporator housing.
  15. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  16. Remove the temperature control cable from the heater housing.
  17. Remove the 2 lower heater housing nuts and the upper heater housing-to-bulkhead nut.
  18. Remove the heater housing.
    1. Disassemble the heater housing by performing the following procedure:
    2. Remove the seal from the heater core tube connections.
    • Remove the vent seal.
    • Remove the 2 wiring harness-to-heater servo screws.
    • Remove the 8 heater housing clips located on the servo side (left side).
    • Remove the left side of the heater housing.
    • Remove the 6 heater housing assembly clips.
    • Remove the 4 heater core tube mounting bracket screws and the bracket.
    • Remove the 8 remaining heater housing clips and disassemble the housings.
    • Remove the heater core from the housing.

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    Exploded view of the heater core and heater housing assembly—Kia Sportage


    THIS IS JUST TO REMOVE IT!

    Posted on Oct 18, 2009

    bomark2002
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    SOURCE: 2002 KIA Sportage 4x4. 4x4 not working

    Is the four wheel drive activated by vacuum? Check vacuum.

    Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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