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1997 Kia Sportage Question: suitable rearend

 

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97sportage4x4CUZ, Killeen, TX, December 01, 2009, 15:01
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My rearend went out and i cannot find a replacement in the area...
will another rearend work if i were to use one out of something like a geo tracker or anything else

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    December 01, 2009, 18:51
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    Google it on the net.

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    97sportage4x4CUZ, December 01, 2009, 20:58
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    i tried that... didnt find anything and google isnt a mechanic... plus i dont think there are many american mechanics that are kia experts especially myself or i wouldnt be askin the question

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    mahindra, December 01, 2009, 21:30
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    No gogle isn't a mechanic, but it does locate things if you know what to type in. The last time I looked at a kia, it has 4 wheels, a 4 stroke internal combustion engine. I think we AMERICAN MECHANICS can figure out your sportage!!!!!! Maybe if you serviced the rear end like your supposed to do you wouldn't have this problem! Oh, that's right it's a kia. I'm sorry.

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    Visitor, June 15, 2010, 18:01

    Suzuki makes the tracker for chevy, and I think the axles are a Mazda design. I don't know if they swap with a Kia though. I replaced a 96 Sportage rear axle with one from a 99, but you might need the complete assembly, including emergency brake cables, because the 98 and up have different bearings brakes and axle shafts.
    I don't know if 97 is like the 96,or like the 98.

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