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I have a 2011 kia sportage awd 6 speed auto. when i go

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i have a 2011 kia sportage awd 6 speed auto. when i go uphill i get wheel spin upfront and nothing in the back. its like the awd system is not engaging. even if i hit the center differential lock it makes no difference. what could be the cause?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  ebrock63 replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question.
So they all appear to work when on a lift, but not when a load(weight) is placed on the wheels, correct?
Any warning lights on?
If so, have you had the awd control module scanned for fault codes and if so, I need to know the fault code number.
As much information as possible helps in giving accurate diagnosis
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no there are no warning lights on
Expert:  ebrock63 replied 2 years ago.
Any noises such as growling, grinding, roaring when accelerating or turning?
Any binding when turning?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no no noise whatsoever but if accelerating abruptly you feel like the tires do not grip all at at once like you might feel the left front tire slip then you might feel the right tire slip....they dont grip all at once with uniformity
Expert:  ebrock63 replied 2 years ago.
I am bit stumped on this one as there should be a fault code tripped when the tires slip, at least turning on the abs/trac control lights.
I am going to opt out and see if another expert knows. If any expert does, they will post here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
still waiting on the expert