Dennis,
I trust that if you do sell your sportage, you won't leave your family here on the forum.
I was having a similar problem with mine. I thought it was the clutch safety switch because if I held the key to start and pumped the clutch pedal, it would then actuate after a few pumps.
When I put the new clutch in,I had a rebuilt starter put in with a "upgraded" solenoid from Brazil. Since then, I haven't had it not spin once when starting.
Hope this helps.

Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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