Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
99 Kia Sportage hesitation
02-24-2018, 11:43 PM
Post: #1
99 Kia Sportage hesitation
I am looking to buy a 1999 Kia Sportage that the owner says Runs good but has a little hesitation going up hill sometimes. Just want to know what it could be and if its worth trying to fix. It only has 109k miles on it. Thanks for all your all help.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
02-25-2018, 10:08 AM
Post: #2
RE: 99 Kia Sportage hesitation
There are many things that it could be. The first thing that I would look for is a Check Engine, or Service Engine Soon, light. If there are codes they could point you towards the problem. If you could have it scanned and post the codes here, we may be able to give you more specific advice.

Just some possibilities... It could be something small like a fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, vacuum leak, coil, plug wires...? Or it could be something bigger like a fuel pump or even the transmission slipping? So it would really help to have more information.

Thanks for using the forum,
Garner

Interested in Mining? Look here: Coal Mining, PA
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
02-25-2018, 12:45 PM
Post: #3
RE: 99 Kia Sportage hesitation
For what it's worth, the phrase "hesitation on a hill" is a mixed message. Hesitation is generally reserved for a lack of throttle response at all times. Usually meaning for just a moment or a few seconds. The guy says "on a hill" which leads me to believe it's a lack of power or something faltering under load, and maybe for longer than a few seconds.

Garner has the right idea but if you are serious about the purchase it's worth an extended test drive to see if you can experience this issue for yourself, then take your best guess. At that mileage it might only need a good tune plus filters to straighten it out... or it could be more. 100K miles seems to be a magic number for so many small things that it may be worth the gamble. OTOH, it's 19 years old so you will have to weigh in overall condition... and then figure out what it may cost to do the repairs before making an offer you can live with.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)