Kia Sportage Maintenance and Repair – Car Forums – Edmunds

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718 of 720 Re: 2002 Sportage Concerns [jhadzia4] by phil153

Nov 26, 2013 (4:23 pm)

There is no internal balance shaft in a 2.0 fe3 four cylinder Kia/Mazda engine. Have you checked your universal joints on your drive shaft? if they are worn they can shake your entire sportage, and should be checked on a regular basis. The way to do that is to park the sportage on level ground so it wont roll off on you, you should probably block the front wheels from rolling.

Put the transmission in neutral, then you can reach under the sportage and grasp the drive shaft, unless you are chunky. if you can’t reach the drive shaft, jack up the back end and place the sportage on jack stands. when you are sure the vehicle is stable. rotate the drive shaft back and forth to check for excessive movement, there will be a little play in the rear end, so grasp the drive shaft on both sides of the universal joints and check each joint individually. While you are under the Sportage you will see a support that the shaft runs through between the transmission and rear end.

To check this (The carrier bearing) get out from under the sportage, place the tranny in park (auto) 1st or reverse (MT) with the rear wheels off of the ground, block one of the wheels so it wont turn, get a friend to turn the free wheel back and forth, but not like a mad man, and if there is a problem with the carrier bearing you should see it moving around in the mount. Or you should hear a grinding noise coming from the area right behind your console when you are driving your sportage.

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It sounds like someone removed the gas tank, I don’t understand why they did, you can easily access the fuel pump and fuel level float and sending unit under the rear seat. Check to see if they bent to float arm when they had the pump out, as it all comes out together.

the problem you are having adding fuel, now this is a Nimrod moment in someones life, the hose that goes to the tank from the filler tube has a flapper in it to keep fuel from going back up the filler tube when you make a hard left hand turn or roll the sportage over. Chances are when the person reattached the filler tube hose they put it in upside down, and the flapper is just doing it’s job in reverse. here is the KIA part number for the sending unit Q0K01960960E this guy has a good deal on a new one http://www.ebay.com/itm/KIA-Q0K01960960E-GENUINE-OEM-FACTORY-ORIGINAL-FUEL-GAUGE- -SENDING-UNIT-/271325576019?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessoriesfits=Year%3A20- 02|Make%3AKia|Model%3ASportagehash=item3f2c43bb53vxp=mtr put that link in your address bar and give it a look.

As far as having the tube checked for blockages it wont seem blocked until something hits the flapper, and unless you sent a fiber optic probe down past the flapper you probably wouldn’t know anything without removing the hose and seeing which end of the hose it was on, now that I think you might be able to squeeze the rubber fuel hose and where the flapper is the hose would be hard, but it would still be possible they guy turned it upside down when he reinstalled the tank. Check all of the small vacuum hoses for tears and cracks. I hope this helps.

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