Kia Sportage: First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

First generation JA (1993Ц2004)

The first-generation Kia Sportage was developed with a Mazda Bongo engineering base platform. It shares many mechanical components such as the engine, transmissions (early versions), and differentials with the Mazda line of vehicles. This was during Kia's alliance with Ford and Mazda, which involved Ford/Mazda providing technology and Kia providing inexpensive manufacturing facilities for Ford.

Second generation JE/KM (2004Ц2010)
After a two-year hiatus, the model-year 2005 Sportage returned, sharing its Elantra-based platform with the 2005 Hyundai Tucson. Critics and fans of the original, pre-Hyundai Sportage complain that it ...

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4WD LOCK indicator
The 4WD LOCK indicator light is illuminated when the 4WD LOCK button is pushed. The purpose of this 4WD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on wet pavement, snow-covered roads ...

Description and Operation
Description The hydraulic system consists of oil, an oil filter, an oil pump, and a valve body (valves and solenoid valves). The oil pump is powered by the engine. ATF passes through the oil filt ...

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