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I have a 2005 Kia Sportage V6 2.7L. I was driving up the…

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I have a 2005 Kia Sportage V6 2.7L. I was driving up the interstate and lost acceleration, and then as I was coasting down the off ramp, the car totally died. I have been having problems with the battery dying for the last week or so. There radiator hose has a large hole blown out right by where it attaches to the thermostat. The battery will not hold a charge. Any suggestions what could possibly be wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the hoses? And just to clarify, can you actually see the leak?

Hoses are original and yes you can see the hole. It's almost the size of a golf ball.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sportage yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes my boyfriend is going to attempt to fix it. All we have tried so for is to crank it, and it sounds like the starter is dragging.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That should about cover it.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 11 months ago

So it sound like you already know what you have to do right? there is no way that car is going to run with out a functioning cooling system and battery?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have changed out the battery for a fully charged one and reattached the radiator hose, the starter still sounds like it is dragging. Any suggestions?
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 11 months ago

the hose still have he hole in it? and you would just ant to start checking voltages, do you have a volt meter?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No more hole in the radiator hose, and no I don't have a volt meter.
Kia Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician  replied 11 months ago

without the voltmeter we would just be guessing but if you have a good battery and it was starting before and not so much now you could need a starter

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