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A 1999 Kia Sportage. Heater core leaking.

A 1999 Kia Sportage. How do you bypass the heater core under the hood?

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Tie both hoses together

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If you bypass heater core, does it have a bad side effect on the car's engine?i mean i know that u won't have heater but ok wd me coz i live in a humid weather.

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My Kia is leaking a green fluid onto the floor mat on the passengers side. Seems to be coming down from under the glove box area

That is engine coolant leaking from the heater core , you have to have the dash taken apart to fix it ! leaking heater core

Jul 14, 2015 | 2000 Kia Sportage

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1998 chevy blazer heater core replacement

under the hood to the far left corner you must cut the plastic cover open to expose the blower motor. remove the screws that hold the blower in place, pull the blower through the hole.

Mar 01, 2014 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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I have a 1999 Kia sportage and the heat does not work but there is no leak in the core. Is there a bypass valve or something that stops the antifreeze from flowing to it or is the core just clogged up?

My PDF manual shows a coolant bypass pipe. I will try to look for it on my engine, later. If you can remove the hoses that go to and from the heater core, you could try to flow water through them. They may be hard to get at where they go to the core, but try to follow them to where they go in the engine compartment and remove them there. I also know of a situation many years ago in which the coolant lines were reversed going into the core. Once the system went empty during some repair, the core would not refill as there was trapped air, in the core, and the coolant would just flow in through the top pipe and run out the bottom, without flowing through much of the core.

Nov 21, 2011 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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Where is the heater core located on a 1998 kia sportage

If it is necessary to remove the heater assembly, the cooling system must be drained before removing the heater core.
When a heater core leaks, a new heater core is installed or the old one repaired.
Heater Housing
  • The heater housing is usually under the dash and must be removed to gain access to the heater core.
  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
  • Remove the access panels(s) or the split heater/air conditioning case to gain acess to the heater core.
  • Remove the heater coolant hoses.
  • Remove the cable and/or vacuum control lines (if equipped).
  • Remove the heater core securing brackets and/or clamps.
  • Lift the core from the case. Do not use force. Take care not to damage the fins of the heater core when removing.
  • To reinstall the heater core, reverse the removal steps.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Jan 03, 2011 | 1998 Kia Sportage

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Need to bypass heater core on 2001 kia sportage

Find two small hoses, probably about as big around as a man's thumb and black. These are not wire bundles. They go into the firewall behind the engine, most likely on the passenger side. Take off the hose clamps and pull the hoses off the heater core ends, Buy yourself a short piece of pipe the same size as the heater core, put the hoses on either end and tighten down the hose clamps. Anchor it somewhere with zip ties so it does not flop around under the hood and you are done. Move south, going to be cold in there this winter. You are not going to have any defroster either..

Aug 12, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Replace heater core 1999 kia sportage

I have a repair manual for this car if you need one get in touch

Jul 22, 2010 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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I have a 1999 Kia Sportage. Was driving and water

Sounds like the heater core has a leak. When you get low on coolant, the temp gauge will start to fluctuate.

Jun 24, 2009 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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1998 kia sportage heater core removal


Dec 13, 2008 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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Removing/replacing a 2000 kia sportage 4x4 4 dr heater core

The heater is located under the dash board to the right and down from the radio. To remove and replace it you will have to remove the dash board down to the fire wall. Also, you will have to disconnect two hoses that connect up to it from the engine compartment. These are located in the back of the engine and down on the firewall about midway. Once you remove the dash board and locate the heater core you will be able to see the location of these two hoses. Removing the heater core is time consuming but it will save you about 700 dollars.

Oct 23, 2008 | 1999 Kia Sportage

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