Kia Sportage 4X4 problem, very strange

Tiny
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  • 2000 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 2.0L
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 160,000 MILES
Hello, I want to ask you something. I have a kia sportage year 2000, and the right front wheel looses it's power after I drive the car in 4hi or 4 low for 20 meters, and during the 20m drive I hear a crank sound. Car has manual hubs, so I figured out how to unlock the wheel temporary ( I get out of car, set the wheel hubs on free position, and then drive the car for 20 meters), but then when I put 4hi or low again, the car works the same, 20 m and then the cranking sound, and then it's like the front right wheel has only 10% power, and the rest of wheels have the remaining power. Please help me, conditions about road where this happens: snow, dry, wet, any kind of road.
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Friday, February 21st, 2014 AT 12:51 AM

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Tiny
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Kinda sounds like the hub is bad. Or the axle shaft is stripped out. See pic
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Friday, February 21st, 2014 AT 6:59 AM
Tiny
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Hello, I have some very strange problems on my car. Car is KIA Sportage 2.0 TD 83HP year 2000 4wd.
So I will basically start to explain you the problem hope we can get a fix :

Sometimes even if it is warm or cold engine rpm indicator starts going crazy jumping up and down, but engine does not actually increases rpm in reality it just becomes sluggish. Car feels like it looses power and its shaking back and forward but when I put the gas pedal to the floor it tends to get better and the rpm indicator doesn't go crazy anymore, and engine runs more smoothly but I can still fell the loss of power. It usually happens when engine is warm and after 2000 rpm. I had the following errors on the OBD1 :
Intake Air Temperature Sensor.
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor.
Atmospheric Pressure Sensor.
Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve
Idle Speed Control Solenoid Valve.
Distributor no Signal. Or Injector No. 3 open or short. (Not sure which one)
Power Stage Group 2 Malfunction (inside ECM). Idle Speed Control Valve Failure or Damaged Power Stage.

What should I do? I am not a mechanic but I know friends that are but they are not experts on kia, they work with other cars from the same year, different brands. So what should I try to change first? Do I have to change all those things?

Country: Norway
Make: Kia
Model: Sportage
Year: 2000
Engine: 2.0 TD 83hp 4wd
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Monday, June 9th, 2014 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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This is a an OBD2 car not OBD1 rescan for codes and check battery for condition including load test. Autoparts in U.S. Can do this but yo wil probably have to go to a garage. Check fuel pressure with a gauge it may be low, you can get some choke cleaner and clean throttle plate on both sides and iac hole. Not sure where to get it in Norway but it's autoparts here in U.S. Try that stuff starting with throttle clean then battery
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Monday, June 9th, 2014 AT 2:57 PM
Tiny
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Hello, first I want to thank you for helping me, you really know your job :) Unfortunately this car is European model and on the european models diesel from this year they have only odb1 connector. I am 100% sure. I have read the errors using the paperclip metod, and it worked, and I found how to read the codes thats where I got them from. So should I start buying all the sensors? Or first clean the trottle then check the battery and clean iac hole too and check fuel pressure, and after that check errors one more time to see what I will still get. The car is used for newspaper delivery, that means that I stop at every mailbox at every house leaving the car idle while I put the newspaper in the mailbox, and then 1 gear, 2 gear and go 20 m and stop again, and I drive it like this for 5 hours every day. When I don't work with it I try to rev it up a little and press the gas and when it goes after 4000 rpm I see some gray smoke coming out of the exaust. I rev it up like this 2 times a day 3 rd gear and until 5000, because I think that it cleans itself somehow. Is this ok? How should I maintain this car giving the condition that its used 5 h a day at newspaper delivery. Should I clean egr more oftenly, and change oil and filters more often that normal? And one more thing when I put some diesel cleaner aditive in the tank the car has power again and doesn't have the bad simptoms so often. What can this be related to?

Sorry if I make grammar mistakes but I am from Norway and english is not our native language. Thank you again for everything. Waiting to hear from you..
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Monday, June 9th, 2014 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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We have no information on a diesel model here in U.S. And I am not aperson that works on diesels. But if the additive is working then I'd say clean the throttle like I suggested and have a pro look at it. Also if you change oil an dfilter every 5000 miles or what ever km's that is you should be fine and air /fuel filters once a year. It may just need aninjector clean u I don't know as I'm not a diesel guy like I said. Sorry
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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 AT 5:52 AM

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