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Hello Everyone, Newbie here. recently purchased the sportage, it has 78k miles. I replaced the plugs, wires and the air filter. 2nd day off the lot... the check engine light came on... Brought it in for timing belt replacement... Mechanic mentioned I had the wrong plugs in , Bosch 4 way platinums, I got from Autozone.. he reccomended the NGK's... and said that was probably why the check engine light came on... This car is great around town driving, but on the highway , it seems to misfire, at different speeds, but always the same speeds, for example, 55, 65, 75... it kinda kicks, also, the steering wheel shakes like crazy, actually the whole car does, the empty passenger seat shakes, you can notice it , big time... anyway I brought it back in , the mechanis said it was a problem with air flow... at ,least he said thats what the codes referred to ... he cleared the codes... and the next day , same thing, check engine light is back on.... Not having much faith in this mechanic.... from reading the posts, I am going to autozone in the morning to try and get the codes .. will be back in touch here.... any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Went to Autozone, they plugged it up, and the codes are 101 and 172, the guy told me that the Mass Air flow sensor needed to be replaced, Does that sound right?
Quoted me a price of 85 bucks, is it easy to change, thanks for the info on the bosch +4's
 

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Thanks for the info Axe Man, One small problem, I have no clue where this sensor is located... I will see If can find the book for Kia repairs, Think Chilton makes one? Hmmmmm anyway < I got another question.. ok maybe a couple... The Mechanic I talked to said only to use NGK plugs, and I see you mention Bosch +4's will work, and wouldnt be a problem. Right now Im getting maybe 16-17 miles to the gallon, awful gas mileage from what I've seen in some of the internet research, do you think the bosch +4's will help me out with that, and how about the MAF, will that also help?

what do you think about tires, The Tires that are on it... Are good year , sumthing or others, Crappy Tires anyway , ready to be changed, any suggestion of what will make it a more smooth ride. And help stick to the road in the winter.

Thanks again for your help
 
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