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Have a 2010 Kia Sportage- upon acceleration the engine makes

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Have a 2010 Kia Sportage- upon acceleration the engine makes a whirring sound - has been doing this for the past several months - car ran fine other wise...however just a few days ago the RPMs stuck at 4 and I switched to manual shift to gear down and no more sticking...the only other thing wrong with the car is that the fuel gauge began to work intermittently at the beginning of the year....most often will only register as half full tank upon full fill up of gas....other times the gauge registers correctly.....the gauge seems to work correctly from half a tank down.....most major work done on the car was having new break rotars and pads replaced on all tires about two years ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.
The whirring sound and sticking acceleration is due to the electronic throttle body. You want to first try cleaning it with throttle body cleaner. If continues, then replace it
The fuel gage is usually due to a faulty fuel level sensor in the fuel tank attached to the fuel pump. You will need to replace the sensor
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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
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