1998 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Kia Sportage

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1998 Kia Sportage Problems

Faulty Throttle Position Switch

Check Engine Light illumination—combined with a lack of power or a stumble on acceleration—may be caused by the throttle position switch (TPS). Kia released an improved part which should correct this concern.

Fuel Tank Leak Due to Corrosion From Road Salt

Vehicles driven in areas where roads are heavily salted in winter may experience corrosion of the fuel tank, which can result in a leak. Kia has extended the fuel tank warranty on the 1996-2002 models. Please check with you local Kia dealer for more information, the service bulletin number is 059

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1998 Kia Sportage Questions

Why do I have to engage the hold button located on the shifter to start moving (1 answer)

from a dead stop? only to click it again @ around 5mph to power mode to continue and when cold trans wont shift into 3rd easily and now its slipping when I reach 45-55mph

My kia sportage turns looses power and turns off when brake are pressed (1 answer)

I have A 1998 Kia Sportage EX it miss fire and loose power is it the Throttle Position swithch or what (1 answer)

I brought the car and was told that the Caterlatic Converter was colloged up I clean it out and it still miss firing.

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1998 Kia Sportage Recalls

Recall 02V216000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.
Recall 99V325000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WIRES CONNECTED TO THE C123 AND C124 CONNECTORS CAN BE PUT UNDER TENSION BY MOVEMENT OF THE ENGINE, THUS PULLING THE WIRES AND CONNECTORS, LOOSENING THEM AND RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CIRCUIT CONTINUITY.
Recall 98V222000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITHOUT AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT COUPLING CAN CONTACT A HYDRAULIC BRAKE PIPE CAUSING FLUID LEAKAGE.

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