Question about 2008 Kia Sportage LX
Light on dash warning
Posted by Anonymous on
Go to your auto parts store and they will hook up their hand held computer and tell you why the lite is on good luck.
Posted on Aug 22, 2014
Have the sedona scanned at an AutoZone or similar place and ask for code. they will not tell you whats wrong with it but they will give you a code. You can go from there. You can come back and tell us what the code is .
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
THE LIGHT COMES ON BECAUSE THE PCM HAS FOUND SOMETHING WRONG.IT WILL STORE A CODE THAT A MECHANIC CAN REPAIR.CHECK THE GAS CAP FIRST.IF THE CAP IS LOOSE TIGHTEN IT AND THE LIGHT SHOULD GO OFF IN A DAY.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
you have sensors in each tire that warns you of lower tire pressure just put some air in your tires to specs and the light should go out.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
You may have a faulty O2 sensor. Many auto parts stores will read your cars computer error codes for free, as a courtesy, with a hand-held scanner if you ask them. This would be your first step in determining the cause for the "Check Engine" light.
If it is an O2 sensor, sensor 1(upstream sensor) can be accessed from under the hood on the drivers side, just after the exhaust manifold, and before the catalytic converter. Sensor 2(downstream sensor) is after the converter, and can be seen from this location, it can be accessed from under the car. I highly recommend purchasing the socket made for sensor removal.(About $10.00) Spray with a bolt loosen-er, and make sure to let the car cool down completely before attempting removal!
The sensors are a little over $100.00 each at a parts store, but if you look around the internet you can find them for less than half that price.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
Check your fuses the one for check engine light might be bad. Every time I had a misfire with my Kia the check engine like came on. You may also take it to an Auto Zone or a store that checks the computer of your vehicle for free. If it is a misfire there are a few remedies I know of
First if you haven't changed your spark plugs in the past few years you should look at replacing them.
Second older vehicles the gas tends to get sediment in it because you are not using all of the gas in your tank even if you run it out. I found that out because it would drive fine until I filled the tank up which in turn churned up the sediment from the bottom went through my gas line and caused a misfire. The easiest way to fix that is maybe a gas treatment which may break down the sediment. The harder and more expensive is drain the tank change the pump and the fuel filter. You don't need to drain the tank entirely to change both but it defeats the purpose of change both and still having sediment in the tank.
Third in order get the computer checked, change spark plugs, have leads checked, then use fuel treatment. Just so you know when you use fuel treatment it will run a little rough at the beginning because the sediment is being broken down give it a week or so to let it run its course.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
Testimonial: "thanks have done plugs and leads same problem,will try the fuel thing cheers fopr that "
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