Sportage 97 MIL

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 15:33
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Been chasing why the engine check light has been coming on for the last few days. Looks like I have tracked it down to the fuel cap not seating properly. No, not a joke......... turns out that the ECU does a vacuum leak check on the evap. side of the fuel system in order to keep fuel emisions down to comply with OBD II Californian Emision Standards. Cleaned some lumpy bits from the filler neck where the cap seats and shes good to go!
Something to keep in the back of yer head for latter...........col
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Reply By: ColinD - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 15:50

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 15:50
While Im at it, the 2L has air shroud injectors. There is stuff all info around for these, in principle it helps vaporise the fuel better at idle, but I would like more detail as to air flow etc. Also the front two injectors are orange top and the rear are green, why? Is it grouped and not sequential injection? please help..........col
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:24

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:24
Fuel cap is notorious for that, give it a good twist when you fill up until it clicks ~3-4 times. There are a few other idiosyncrasies that you may well encounter relating to the connectors on the Maf, IAC, and TPS, as well as a dodgy splice in the loom in the automatics.

Good to hear of another Sportage owner :-)

A very useful resource for Sportage owners can be found here

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?Cat=&C=25

(apoogies to mods/owners for spruiking another forum, but there are to few of us around)
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Follow Up By: ColinD - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:58

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:58
Thanks Gary, replaced the oxygen sensor a couple of days ago. You can buy a universal one that is about half the price of an OEM one. ie $105 and not $240.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 18:13
You know you can clean the oxygen sensors (carefully) with aerosol brake dust cleaner?????
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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:01

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:01
Ive got two Kia - long and short wheel base (Sportage and Grand Wagon).
Engine warning can also come on for oxygen sensor or air leak into intake manifold.

Ray H.
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Follow Up By: ColinD - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 12:58

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 12:58
Gary, havnt heard that one. Sounds like it would work well for O2 sensors that respond too slowly. Pitty I have already thrown the old one over the fence..........
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