thanks axe man
i bought my 1999 kia sportage 2 months ago and took it out on a 4x4 day within the first 10 mins i was stuck deep in mud and getting towed out i didnt have a clue why until i found this web site. front hubs didnt lock in because the vac hoses split. i replaced them with fuel injection hoses ( alot thicker )....

my problem exactly - great info in this thread. would anyone know where i might be able to get details on how to replace these hoses?

thanks in advance!

You are better off replacing the hubs as described. Even if you fix the vacuum lines the hubs are still prone to leak at the back of the hub.

1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.