Your 1997 Kia Sportage 4x4 temp gas and tach go up and down like crazy. Also the lights in and out of the car dim on and off please help?
check the alternator wires to make sure they are tight remove wires from the battery and clean the contact points both on the battery and the wires scratch them up good so that you have shiny metal whare thay contact check for a loose ground either under the hood or under the dash make sure they have clean contact points if that dont do it look for any loose or damaged wire my guess would be a loose or bad ground wire
Does anyone know what type of transmission fluid a 1997 Automatic 4 wheel drive Kia Sportage uses PLEASE HELP?
According to the service manual that is downloadable and printable from, http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp ...the first generation Sportage transmission takes Dexron II E or MIII transmission fluid. This is true for the automatic transmission only. It holds 7 quarts when bone dry. I've also read that Dextron III is acceptable. Please double check the link for your specific application.