Check engine light on throws code P0705
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2000 Kia Sportage Question: 2000 KIA Sportage low power on takeoff from a dead stop.
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 23, 2011, 02:41Master
P0705 Transmission Range Sensor Circuit malfunction, usually a park neutral safety switch problem. Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com
Replyjcw, August 23, 2011, 13:17Rookie
Thanks that confirms what I suspected. About a year ago a friend bypassed the neutral safety switch to the starter because the part was so expensive and the car would not start. It now starts but the check engine light comes on and goes off all the time and the car has no acceleration from a dead stop.