2006 Kia Sportage Questions

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wondering why my air bag light comes on. Was able to clear it once, but it popped up again this morning after 2 1/2 years -- any thoughts or suggestions?

On 9/25 I was driving home and the engine light came on, I was able to pull into a parking lot and then the vehicle died. I had it towed to a auto shop. Since it was a Friday they couldn't get to it until Monday. On Monday afternoon he called me and said that he thinks it was the radiator that overheated and there was a leak. And when it overheated it shut down and the gauge didn't work. He also said that I was overdue to have the timing belt replaced and that it was badly cracked. So I authorized the work to be done. It cost $1636. I picked it up on Tuesday afternoon 9/29 and drove it home. On Wednesday I only went to work and back. Thursday morning I left for work, stopped to pick up my husband's paycheck and when I tried to start the car, it wouldn't start. So I had it towed back to the same mechanic. He had it all day Thursday and by the mid afternoon, my husband and I went over there. He wasn't sure exactly why it wouldn't start, but that they were waiting for the fuel to drain out because he said he thought that it might be a fuel injector. We left and went home, he called me about 4:30 and said the engine was seized up and that they couldn't even get it to wrench start. Now he is saying I either need to scrap it or get a new engine to the tune of $4300. I am having it towed to my house so I can get a second opinion, but something doesn't sound right to me.

replacing timing belt and water pump on 2006 kia sportage

The system looks normal. But the engine did not start. signs of battery, engine oil pressure and start key are shown on the dash board. The radio and time are also working.R

has good oil pressure

Check engine light is on and it shakes when im at a stop sign..engine is jumpie

At first it happened once in a it always does. It feels like a catapult.

The car test drove wonderful. Made payment drove approximately one mile stopped,fueled up. Upon starting motor didn't want to keep running. I forced it fuel to make it run, at that moment it felt the trans was slipping around 2nd to third causing rpm to excelerate and loss of speed to vehicle. continues to repeat unless I manualy shift the motor my self. Once in fourth it runs out decent but had a humming or winding and seems to be holding back.

Afraid it mIght stall in traffic

My car stopped running while I was driving it. I am able to crank it but it wont turn over. I removed the timing belt cover and it looks like the belt is very loose. Can I just replace the belt or is there internal engine damage. I have 150K on the car and don't want to invest in repairs or replacement engine if it is too expensive.