You have evidently spilled coke or some type of sticky residue down the gear stick, I am having the same problem and as I find out more, I will edit this answer. DO NOT PULL by force the gear stick. It is connected to a cable that may break. Just keep wiggling it and eventually it should come unstuck. It will do it more during the winter than the summer.
I have had the same problem, I pulled the center console out of the car. this takes some time and care. then clean out under the console and with electical cleaner clean the brake release soleniod. this is what I found that gets sticky on my Kia.
my 1998 kia sephia will not crank over
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To open a stuck door on a 2000 Kia Sephia, remove the door panel and check the latch mechanism. It is likely to be bent. Better to replace the latch mechanism.
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If you look under the car, passenger's side, it should be right there up under the engine, or at least that is where it is on a 1998 KIA sephia.
Kia Sephia was created in 1994.
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on the side of the shifter there is a od button
There are two fuses that control the taillights on a 1998 Kia Sephia. Each fuse controls one taillight and are located in slots 33 and 34.
if you will repair, better bring to dealer
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The Kia Sephia was made by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors and released in the late September in mid 1992 and continued in production till 2003, when the Sephia was discontinued.
snugged tight to the radiator on the drivers side in front of the battery
Take it to the dealer or garage as it is hard to get the air out of the line.
no. 1997 and 1998 are different body styles.
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Yes the kia sephia has 2 brake proportioning valve located on the fire wall