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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$278.00
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced bearings at front of engine (1 reports)
2002 Kia Sportage engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 292011

Sportage 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

had this same noise with 2000 sportage. dealer said it was nothing.( was under warranty at that time-makes sense) with 2002, not under warranty; i decided to fix this annoying problem. overall- i ended up replacing the following components: all 3 belts, fan clutch assembly & mounting bracket, tensioner pulley (bearing at the front of engine). seems to have fixed issue. will see in next couple of days.

- , Quarryville, PA, USA

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