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Kia Sportage LX: 2009 kia sportage lx when i come to a stop

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2009 kia sportage lx when i come to a stop sign or light and do not come to a complete stop and step on the gas, it acts like it is loosing power shakes, jerks, unless I move the transmission to nuetral, than back to drive it will not happen. otherwise, the sportage runs just fine at all speeds Ijust made 2,000 mile trip with no other mishaps other than what I just explained
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.

Your vehicle has an over drive/torque converter electrical solenoid located inside of the transmission.In some cases this solenoid may stick on and when it does it can cause the engine to run sluggish like this here due to the extra load on the engine.When you shift into neutral the transmission may be disengaging this solenoid and this may be why it is o.k. after this has been done.

If the engine runs o.k. in park or neutral and when driving and this only occurs when coming to a stop it may be this electrical solenoid stuck engaged and causing this issue.

To be sure I would have the fault codes checked in the vehicles computers to see what codes have set,if any codes have set this will aid in the diagnosis and repair for this fault.If there are no codes set then a scan tool should be used with the vehicle driven to see if this solenoid is staying on when coming to a stop,it should go to off or disengage when your foot is applied to the brake or at a stop.

From what you have described here this sounds like what may be the cause.

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