Leak

jwapiti

New member
Fresh blood here, Just got a 2008 Sportage great condition only 125,000mi. , took it for a drive and found we have a leak, its in the center of the floor pan a foot or so behind the engine its a rubber hose about 3/4" in dia. , engine oil, trans, break, p/s, coolant fluids ok , looks like water , any ideas ???
JAY
 

cajun1955

New member
That's what I have and I've done a lot of work on mine. I should be able to help spare you much of my pain.
Ok that sounds like a heater core water line. The bad news is that the vehicle is built around the heater core, if you follow me. Same thing for the cigarette lighter if you have one.
I would start by referencing your new, best friend: YouTube repair videos!
Go to Google and perform a search for "2008 Sportage 2.0l replace heater core".
You'll find several explanatory videos.
You should open a "KIA" folder somewhere and begin saving your videos for present and future reference.
Post back anytime.
 
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Cajun, i dont think its the heater, what was coming out of the drain was plain water not anti freeze, checking the coolant level it was only down about a cup in the tank and the radiator was full.

JAY
 
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