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  • erichesketh
    erichesketh - 1997 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/3/2010
    Backup lights not working
     
    • Bobby
      12/3/2010 Bobby
      Well first thing is to check the bulbs and make sure it is not the bulbs first. if the bulbs are fine and there is no power getting to the bulb sockets then check the fuse for that circuit. next if the fuse checks out okay is to check the switch for the reverse lights now the switch is either part of the shifter or is part of the neutral safety switch depending on the vehicle and I am not sure on the sportage but most vehicles it is the neutral safety switch that contains the switching mechanism for the reverse lghts.
  • jo ann wolfe
    jo ann wolfe - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/17/2010
    How to diagnose a constant roaring noise?
    123000mi replaced ujoints replaced wheelbearings front and rear replaced rear wheel cylinders,replaced rear axle bearings(had to be pressed on) symptoms occur whenever the vehicle is in motion anytime noise seems to be located in the rear of the vehicle,but it's so ...
     
    • MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      11/17/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      Could be the pinion bearing is worn or damaged. Check the condition of differential fluid if low (if equipped). Add fluid or change it if found contaminated. The differential should be check if the gears are worn or damage and then overhaul if necessary.
      MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      11/17/2010 jo ann wolfe
      thanks moonster.much obliged will follow your lead and get back to ya asap
  • carlos
    carlos - 2005 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/17/2010
    Why my car hardshift the first 2 gears
     
    • MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      11/17/2010 MOONSTER_TOOLZ
      You could have an internal damage and the possible causes of this are; Intermediate band adjustment incorrect. Intermediate band seal or piston damaged. Intermediate band friction element or lever rod damaged. Direct clutch drum damaged, outer diameter out of specification. Main control assembly gaskets damaged or bolt out of torque. Main control separator plate damaged. Main control solenoid stuck or damaged. Bring the car to a shop to correct the problem before it get worst. You can use the "Find a Shop" feature of AutoMD for nearby shops in your area.
  • larry
    larry - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/9/2010
    Sometime it hard to shift in first or second gear. Its a 5 speed
    Its happens mostly when the vehicle is stopped
     
    • darkmind
      11/9/2010 darkmind
      When is the last time that you’ve replace your clutch components? It is possible that some of its components are worn/damage/week/broken. Also check the condition of your shifting linkage.
  • Nitza10
    Nitza10 - 2000 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/2/2010
    My car won't start and i don't what is causing this?
    in order to turn my car on i have to get a jump. and if i drive it i can't turn it off because then it wil not start. so is it the battery?
     
    • vince^_^
      11/2/2010 vince^_^
      It is possible. Did you already check the condition of your battery (voltage, amperage, state of charge) and its terminals/cables? How old is your battery? Battery’s life is only 3yrs – 5 yrs only and its performance will deteriorate.
  • ray
    ray - 2001 Kia Optima - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/18/2010
    Where are the vacuum lines on this car
    think it might be causin hard shifts on my fuel line cause i have a gas leak
     
    • RC
      10/18/2010 RC
      This question is confusing...
  • kijo
    kijo - 2000 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/14/2010
    Is there a manual locking front hub kit to replace vacume assist system
     
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  • rick delarosa
    rick delarosa - 1999 Kia Sportage - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/12/2010
    Drive shaft when car speeds
    how do i know if drive shaft is bad
     
    • s3adrag0n
      10/12/2010 s3adrag0n
      It'll make a clicking sound especially when you turn.
  • mike
    mike - 2000 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/9/2010
    Codes indicate an improper gear ratio what could cause this
     
    • Gran Turismo 5
      9/20/2010 Gran Turismo 5
      Please put the code here.
      Gran Turismo 5
      9/23/2010 mike
      733 and 734 tranny seems to shift fine
    • vince^_^
      9/20/2010 vince^_^
      What is your gear ratio trouble code if I may ask? It is possible that one of you electrical controls or sensors is defective or dirty (connection) / loose.
      vince^_^
      9/23/2010 mike
      733 and 734 the tranny seems to shift fine
    • mike
      9/24/2010 mike
      codes are 733 and 734 tranny shifts fine speedometer runs periodically do i need to drop the pan to check interior of tranny to find problem
    • vince^_^
      10/9/2010 vince^_^
      Is it P0733 and P0734 instead of just 733 and 734 only? If it is I think this page will help you http://www.automotivetroubleshootingsecrets.com...
  • D Nice
    D Nice - 2004 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/8/2010
    My Kia Sorento will die while running. There are no noises or any indication the car will die, the engine just quits.
    The 4x4 Low light is on as well as the Check Engine Light. The dtc codes I got were p0700 and p1795. After shutting off, the car will start back up about an hour after it has died. I am just trying to get an estimate on the repair costs, I don't want to get ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/7/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the crankshaft position sensor. Probability of success is greater than 75%. The 4WD light is a separate issue which has these 3 things as potential causes.>>

      1. Check the 20 amp TCCS fuse and the 10 amp ENG fuse.

      2. Disconnect the position encodes and see if the four wheel drive indicator lamp will flash a code with the key on. If it doesn't, check the powers and grounds at the transfer case control unit.

      3. Check at the electronic shift transfer (EST) switch for a reference voltage at the Green/Orange wire and the Blue/Orange wire with the connector unplugged. Check for a good ground at the Black wire. Plug the switch back in and the switch should ground the Green/Orange wire in two wheel drive and the Blue/Orange wire in four wheel low. When it is in four wheel high, neither wire should be grounded.
      Potential Causes:
      4WD Transfer Case Shift Control Switch
      Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM)
      Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM) Wiring

      P1795 Transfer High/Low Switch Malfunction - With Automatic Transmission
      Possible Causes S

      * L4 switch connector is damaged (check pins for damage, and for moisture)
      * L4 switch circuit is open, shorted to ground or shorted to voltage
      * L4 switch has failed
      * TCM has failed
    • D Nice
      10/8/2010 D Nice
      Thank you so much for your answer!
  • Art
    Art - 2000 Kia Spectra - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/1/2010
    Manual trans. shifts into all gears without clutch pedal depressed but will not drive.
    Drive axle (passenger side) rotates while car is up on jacks but does not move vehicle once it is placed back on ground.
     
  • Lil_mama8505
    Lil_mama8505 - 2001 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/29/2010
    wont make any noise or try to start
    Battery works cause the radio n everything else turns on, however I have to pull back in forth on the gear several times n put in neutral b4 it will start. Check engine light comes on then the OD light starts flashing then after sometime they both turn off and then ...
     
    • darkmind
      9/29/2010 darkmind
      Did you already diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to determine if there is a stored trouble code in your vehicle that can point you to the right direction in fixing your vehicle since your check engine light is on? You can visit any AutoZone or nearby auto parts store for free diagnostic.
  • lori
    lori - 2003 Kia Rio - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/29/2010
    Check engine light stays on cam shaft sensor
     
    • darkmind
      9/29/2010 darkmind
      Do you mean your check engine light is on and the trouble code that you’ve extracted is referring to cam shaft sensor? Can you post the trouble code if you have one.
  • KY
    KY - 2005 Kia Sorento - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/27/2010
    Why does my car cut off while driving?
    the car has about 83,000 miles. It turns off while driving and when first starting it. There are no lights on the dash, this happens once in a while. Dealer told me it was the cam and crank sensor. Had it replaced, took car back because it was still cutting off. ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/27/2010 HouseCallAuto
      Attach a code reader yourself and read the fault codes that are probably stored and update me. The diagnostics sounds fishy to me. I need to know if it has had any crank or cam sensor codes return.
    • KY
      9/27/2010 KY
      The dealer said they got a code for the sensors and that was why the car was cutting off. Where would I get a code reader?
  • mike
    mike - 2000 Kia Sephia - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/24/2010
    Trouble codes are 733 or 744 which is improper 3rd gear shift codes the speedometer runs periodical look inside?
    do i need to drop pan and check selinoids and oother parts
     
    • Pave Low
      9/24/2010 Pave Low
      Check the Input and output speed sensor located on the transmission. One or both are faulty.