Where is the starter on a 1999 Kia Sportage?
look under the hood behind the oil filter
I have a 1999 KIA Sportage and experience the mysterious hard starting problem on an intermittent basis. I have found a solid shot of starter fluid into the air intake line just behind the Mass Airflow Sensor usually does the trick. As to why the problem exists or what is the root cause of the problem, that is still quite the enigma. Hope it helps. AD
The Kia Sportage has been in production from 1993 to present The first generation (JA) Kia Sportage was produced from 1993 to 2004. The second generation (KM) Kia Sportage was produced from 2004 to 2010. The third generation (SL) Kia Sportage was produced from 2010 to 2015 Production of the fourth generation Kia Sportage (QL) will commence 2016.
it ain't that easy, is your 2001 sportage a twin OHC ? is the 1999 engine a DOHC ? is the computer tranny box upgradable or designed to make the downgrade jump to a 1999 tranny. It could do it with a $ 1000.00 tranny computer ( $100.00 at junk yard ).If the compatability #s' match. it could be an expensive mismatch,do your homework on this one. all later model are 2.0 twin cams