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anti-theft alarm will not stop goin off untill you unplug it.

I always turn to the experts rather its a easy task or hard task how do you change a side marker bulb drivers side front. 2009 kia sportage

My engine light stays on and I get these diagnostic codes which are: P-1586, P-0442, & P-0507, also had to jump neutral switch to start engine & Tie release lever open to shift transmission. What are these codes mean, and whats the problem???

I have a 2 wd manual transmission that has gone out. I purchased a used 4wd transmission not including the transfer case. According to the KIA Global website the transmissions are the same with the exception of the 4 wd having a transfer case and the 2 wd having an extension or tail stock in its place. I have found that the rear case of the 4 wd transmission is approx 11" long and the rear case of the 2wd transmission is approx 6 1/4" long not including the tail stock. This does not worry me as I planned to use the rear case and tail stock from my 2 wd transmission. My problem stems from overall measurements of both transmissions. The 2 wd unit from bell housing to the end of the mainshaft measures approx 30 3/4". The 4 wd unit bell housing to mainshaft end measures approx 26 3/8". This tells me that the 2wd mainshaft is approx 4 3/8" longer than the 4 wd mainshaft. The question: Can I use my 2 wd mainshaft, rear case and tail stock with the rest of the 4 wd transmission parts to make a useable 2 wd transmission?

the light that came on is not the check engine indicator light, but looks like a pump or tube-a cyndrical looking picture

2002 kia sportage 2.0 has severe oil leak in the front upper engine. could this be a cam seal leak or hopefully a really bad valve cover gasket. If it is a cam seal, are they nasty to change.

we have checked everything that is possible and all systems work, voltage,sensors,fuel pump,filters ect. car starts up and runs great let it sit for awhile and it's hard starting. wait about 2-3 minutes starts right up. go figure?


Hi can you take the sump off without removal of the engine also are the lifters hydrolic or solid shims

When I step on the gas, the knocking sound gets louder, Im losing power up hills, and some smoking from the hood

i re done the head, and cant remember where all the lines from the throttle lines go;

car starts will not go into gear unless you pump the clutch replaced slave cylinders is still not allowing to shift gears. Should I replace master cylinder?

I need to know how to check the transaxle fluid level

I had the clutch fan go out replaced that and than air conditionar belt broke, need to replace it before the heat hits.

Tune-up new coils new all intake gaskets new 190Lbs. Compression misfires under load to the point of ck. eng. lite flashing

whith the kia running at idle there is a pronounced high pitch squeeling noise, most of the time when you start driving the noise dissapates to the point where it seems to go away until back down to idle,had new belts put on and still same. can it be an idler pulley on one of the belts maybe worn out and doing the sqeeling or power steering unit, please i really need to figure this out, sometimes its so loud that it is embarrassing to drive. any input from anyone with kia sportage doing the same thing (as I have seen several other kia sportages with the same telltale sound)

when driving rpms jump up

front 3 plugs are easy to change, but rear 3 need extra work

i just changed the timing belt,all pullies, water pump over a week ago and it was running great, now it has just died while idling and won't start,i have changed both relays and still have no power to fuel pump fuse,i have jumped a wire from the battery to the fuse and i can hear the pump run and it attemps to start but still no go,what else can i check or do? thanks

check engine light comes on, engine sputters, then check engine light goes off, engine goes back to normal. Happened once, have not driven car since

replaced mass air flow sensor plugs wires fuel pump fuel filter

I have unscewed tensioning bolt (M6x100) but the tensioning idler has not moved. The belt slips when the a/c is running.
I have tried running the a/c without the tensioning bolt but still no movement on idler.

when fueling the kia the gas sperts back at you. it takes forever to fill it up

The light on dash shows it is in 4x4 but the front wheels don't spin

how do i change left front turn signal bulb

We are a tech school and have a 97 Kia Sportage that the front 4x4 hubs will not engage. We can not find information on how this system works?
Thanks Roy Shafer

Does a bad intake gasket cause the car idle rough or sluggish take off?

the routing plan under hood not discriptive enough anyone help me with where to get vacuum diagram for 97 kia sportage?

As I underatnd the fule filter is attached to the water pump. very costly to replace. what is the guideline for replacement if needed for this type of maintenance and what do I look for to know its needed.
Thank you.
Caroline Buchholz

ive replaced the battery but the vehicle still gets no power. no lights on the inside, no power to the lights. Dead