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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L dohc, is an interference engine, will cause piston to valve damage, Kia recommends timing belt replacement in California every 90,000 miles, except California every 60,000 miles, hope this was very helpful.

2002 Kia... | Answered on Jan 31, 2020

Burnt valve, bad spark plug, bad spark plug wire.

2002 Kia... | Answered on Feb 03, 2019

do you mean the little screw/star headed retainers ??if so a nice bit of grease on thread and just hand tighten but do not force them because then you will not get it off again easy.the wheel nuts will hold the drum on anyway

2002 Kia... | Answered on Sep 20, 2018

Below right side of instrument panel. on evaporator.
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2002 Kia... | Answered on Jun 23, 2018

go to www.reliable-store.com you will get all info and solutions there definitely

2002 Kia... | Answered on Mar 09, 2018

check for broken timing belt /chain

2002 Kia... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Nothing to fix friend. See, in diesel, when cold, there is an electric plunger on the throttle that speeds the idle a bit till warm up. Connected to that same wire is the cold start/temperature sensor. When cold/cool this sensor will excite the plunger to speed the idle, and put more fuel into the engine making the smoke you see, until warm up is reached and the sensor shuts down. You really don't have a repair needed friend.

2002 Kia... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017

possible cv failure
take it in for a drive line and front suspension check

2002 Kia... | Answered on Sep 11, 2017

take it to an accredited service center that has experience on your vehicle as it is not brand new as it is 8 years old and items like the MAF/VAF sensor could be slow to respond and signal a air flow change to the ECM
the thing is that it is to be fix or adjust so that the rpm change is in response to the pedal setting
Could be a slow reaction throttle position sensor or a problem pedal position sensor
have the fault codes read at the service center to get a closer idea as to the fault area
I don't think that a delay would be on the injectors as stated as it would created a dangerous drive situation in the event of hard braking as the engine would still be producing power against the brakes and that would stop the ABS from being effective

2002 Kia... | Answered on Jul 29, 2017

you can get a new temp gauge sender unit and install it
bleed the air out of the cooling system by loosening off the highest point hose
have a compression test done to check for head gasket or cracked head
take it to an accredited radiator specialist and have a flow test done on the radiator
it is possible that the cores are blocked and it needs repalcing

2002 Kia... | Answered on Apr 29, 2017

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