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Kiatech, Kia Master Technician
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I have a temperature guage tht is working very erratically

Customer Question

I have a temperature guage tht is working very erratically but the car seems to be getting too hot, There is also a black oily substance within the radiator and the car is struggling to start up/
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: There does seem to be a leak coming from under the expansion tank possibly
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: Sportage 2012
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything yet. I'm not very "mechanically minded" unfortunately
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No I don't think so
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Is the check engine light coming on?

Does the car run rough or loose antifreeze?