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2008 Kia Sportage 2.7 l v6
11-02-2018, 07:09 PM
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2008 Kia Sportage 2.7 l v6
170000 miles the vehicle has started to overheat on me the other day and have let it set for a few days. The radiator and thermostat and rad hoses all look fine. No leaking water pump. Also noticed when it began my account was running but the fan wasn't turning.


A few days before this I noticed my serpinetine belt started squealing. The car seams to be renting fine when the AC isn't on. Can an out stretched belt be causing my overheating problems.
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11-02-2018, 09:07 PM
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RE: 2008 Kia Sportage 2.7 l v6
Maybe you want to proofread this again. I can't seem to follow the question.

What I can tell you may seem like a joke.... A friend informs me his transmission leak has magically disappeared after the vehicle sat for many months. When I say "sat" that means it never left the parking lot but the condo association makes note of anything in the same place for a long time. (gotta love condo associations, eh?) Basically he would move it across the lot every few weeks to stay out of trouble and he was talking about the oil spot on the ground not being as much of a mess as usual. I dropped the hint that there's only so much fluid in there and it may be possible the fluid is now low enough that it doesn't leak any more.
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11-02-2018, 11:55 PM
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RE: 2008 Kia Sportage 2.7 l v6
I had my AC running the other day when I noticed that it wasn't blowing cold anymore and my coolant gauge was in the red zone so shut truck off. But a few days before I heard my accessories belt started chirping just a little bit.

So my thought was that maybe the belt was stretched a little bit to much causing the pump not to turn as fast or that I could have a bad tensioner. Could this cause a motor to overheat
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11-03-2018, 10:07 AM
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RE: 2008 Kia Sportage 2.7 l v6
Unless the belt is running a conventional cooling fan, I doubt it's causing the overheating directly, although if a belt is squealing then something needs attention. IOW, one of the things you need to do is take the belt off and investigate. See if one of the pullies is worn or fails to turn smoothly.

That said, the first thing to check is always the coolant level in the radiator itself. The tank on the side may be full but the rest of the system just doesn't work well if it's not full to the brim.

Then of course you need to see if the electric fan works. If it has one, it should come on with the AC... AND... when things get too warm.

Personally, I would solve the overheating issue first then see if it's worth diving into the AC system this late in the season.
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