Hello to all,

I am new on this forum, I know you are very much experienced owners of Kias that could help me.

I own a Kia Sportage 1997 runs OK in 4H mode, the problem occurs when I trying to come back to 2H because the hubs not disengage... they disengage after too many tries (some times trying for hours...), that seems to me an abnormal condition.

For these days I am changing the clutch and seized the oportunity to take a glance to the transfer to look for an anormal conditions that might cause the problem, but I saw nothing...

Any ideas why this is happening?

I would like to fix the problem and conserve the original system but want to examine my options and one of them seems to be switch the system to manual hubs...

What do you recomend me?

Thank you in advance!


Kia Sportage 1997 , 4" UPYOURKIA lift kit, rear TJ Wrangler 3227's, rear KYB 99 RAV4, 3.25" body lift, 265/75/16 tires, snorkel, 5.38 R&P, front/rear TF-Lockers. Working @: custom front/ rear bumpers, Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 w/remote control.