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There is 4 ways that they go in. I have been having tire wear issues. How do I know if I have them installed correctly
Hi. Recently, my Sedona's AC has stopped working and ever since then, a clicking noise can be heard while driving. What I want to know is if the engine will lock up because of the clutch on the AC not working. Would charging the AC fix my problem?
Having similar problems with my 2004 Sedona EX. Starts cold every time (ie, first thing in the morning) but it won't turn over if the van had been driven withing the last 30-60 minutes. Power OK. Starting cranking like a champ. Runs OK once started, as well as one could expect from a KIA. I know I have a leak in the power steering. Mechanic said its a leak in the ... Read More
I have 2005 Kia Sedona EX. The passenger side window stopped working, I thought it was the regulator and motor as I had the same problem on the drivers side. I replaced the regulator and nothing happened when I activated the switch on the passenger side or driver's side. I replaced the fuse, nothing, I replaced the switch, nothing. I took the regulator out and attached to the drivers side and ... Read More
2005 Kia Sedona. Anyone know why when the high beams are turned on it activates the blinkers on the van?
That sounds great, but could that cause a car to just simply shut off if it is already running.
Check your wiring from the battery to the starter, I have found two Sedona's with a similar problem. Move the large wire around.
I have seen a no start condition in a neighbors 2005 Kia Sedona. Turn the key and nothing. It had a brand new starter installed just a little over a month ago and ran until now. Since the starter did not operate checked battery voltage-battery was bought recently- good battery voltage and clean and tight connections - ok, checked starter relay( in box towards drivers side next to battery, clicking and ... Read More
I have the same issue. Kia nor a trusted mechanic can pinpoint the issue. I think it's either the motor mounts, trans mounts or both. I think I'm going to start throwing parts at it.
Experienced the same ignition problem 4 days after purchasing a 2011 Sedona. The engine won't start...or won't start at random times...because the security system is not recognizing the key properly. Take your vehicle to a Kia dealership and ask them to check for a faulty ipm module. I say go to Kia because Kia has to reprogram your key if the module is replaced so the security system will work.
Hi, well I have ran into the same problems as you. Here is what I did to fix it I hope: 1. Changed the oil 2. Changed the plugs, and inspected the wires for cracks and signs of worn out ect, put bosch plugs in platinum style. 3. New intake gasket, cleaned everything that I could, TPS (throttle poistion sensor and MASS Air Flow sensor, and what ever else looked dirty ... Read More
I read your story and here is mine. Did you deal with any of this? have a 2004 KIA Sedona. I recently took the car in because it would not start. I let it sit for awhile, tried it again and it started however, the check engine light came on so I took it to my KIA dealer for service. I was told, the code that came up had something to ... Read More
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My 2004 Sedona with just 78,000 miles blew the motor because the Intake Manifold Valve (butterfly) dislodged itself and was completely ingested by the engine pistons"... and "all that remains were bits of metal shavings". I found out that the 2002-2005 Sorento with same size engine (3.5, 6cyl.) has a recall: TSB#073/NHTSA ID#10025153 on exactly this same issue. AUTOWORLD KIA (DEALER#7096963), East Meadow, New York claims this is not a ... Read More
This interference problem has nothing to do with the belt you say broke and the water pump breaking. The only belt that has anything to do with the "interference" part is the timing belt. Interference means that the pistons are timed so that the valves open up a VERY specific times adn if the timing is off the pistons will run "interference" with your valves. Very unfortunate that this happened to ... Read More
Bought our 05 Sedona about 3 years ago- had just about 70,000 miles on it when we bought it. As I read the owner's manual,I found out that the timing belt should be changed right about the mileage that we bought it. I called the dealer and complained, but of course was told they don't replace things like that to sell them unless they were broken. Sounds legit, right? So we ... Read More
Hello everyone, here is my update with my '05 Sedona. I took my minivan in to a nearby shop and they tested the starter......finding out that the starter was the problem....and the check engine light came on to read that my crank sensor also needed to be replaced. Wow, needless to say that I had the starter replaced and the check engine light reset. No more issues....(crossing my fingers)
Hello all, I am new to this community, and feel everyone's frustration. I have June 04 kia sedona ex, I bought in Sept. ' 06 to present June 2012. I have experienced 4 front lights burn out within a year ( the idiot who assembled the front light assembly...should be given a swift kick ....you know where), new battery and radiator in Jan. 2011, and now....... two weeks ago van would ... Read More
I too own a 2005 Kia Sedona and am experiencing problems. My van all of a sudden stopped working. everything was fine, the next minute all lights and radio working... but no power to the starter. when this occurred, I waited 24 hours and it started again. I read blogs regarding fuse box / junction, thinking that this may have been the problem.......it was'nt. I still get power to all electrical ... Read More
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona that started do the same thing.. it woudl run then lag after a while it started stalling on me. After being stranded on the road with the kids I called the tow truck. The shop said it was a simple gas tank relay. Said it started right back up after they switched it with the horn relay to try it out. The new relay came ... Read More
I have an 04 Sadona MiniVan and I wanted to let everyone know that I have been having the same problems with my van stalling while running and while idling. Today was the end to that I hope but I hope that you all can get it fixed before this happens to you, I was told that the stalling (after getting it looked at several times with no answers) was because ... Read More
Well, I thought we were out of the water... We haven't had any issues, until now. My wife was driving it home from the park (about 3 miles) and as she was slowing to a red light, she noticed the check engine light came on, the RPM's dropped way down, then stalled. She cranked it a couple different times, then it started back up and got her the rest of the ... Read More
Yes our 2005 Kia Sedona has had headlights and taillights burn out every 4 or 5 months, now it is stalling! Mechanic is not sure what the problem is.
Same exact problem on my kia sedona 2005. Looking for someone that has had the correct fix - my mechanic said maybe crankshaft sensor, I am taking it in this week. I'll ask him about the fuel pump. Over the weekend the first stall we waited about 2 hours for it to restart and then it stalled and started up right away a few times getting back home. My gas tank ... Read More
My 2005 sedona van has been stalling on and off now for the past 2 weeks now, I noticed twice the gas tank was very low when it stalled. A few times it started right back up, a couple of times it had to sit for maybe an hour before it started up again. Took it to the mechanic he mentioned now it could be crankshaft sensor - Didn't realize this ... Read More
My 2005 Sedona Van has been in the repair shop since December 4th 2011. Kia has been uncooperative w/ my mechanic the entire way. They wont provide him with answers and they make him wait for his ordered parts. I've never experienced such unprofessionalism in my life. My warranty has ended so of course Kia wanted us to bring the van to them so they can charge us more than what ... Read More
I'm considering a 2005 Toyota Sienna vs a 2010 Kia Sedona. The Toyota has nearly 60k miles the Sedona has just 30K with a 60,000 mile warranty. I'm struggling to decide between these two. The extended warranty would be nice but Kia doesn't the reliability Toyota has shown. Any suggestions ? I'm looking to spend no more then 15-16,000
The O2 sensors involve the emissions systems. If you let it go for a while, it could damage your catalytic convertor. I would get it fixed. Good luck and have a safe trip.
Thanks. I'm going to look into trying this first, I think. We are due for a timing belt change, as we've never done it yet and we have 107k miles on it. I suppose the next try would be a fuel pump.?. Thanks again.
I have the same problem with 2005 Kia Sedona 110,000 miles? I I have a 2005 Kia Sendona. It has 110,00 miles on it. Lately, when on accelerate out of a stop light the engine kicks back lick its going into 3rd gear. Also, it feals like I'm losing power when I accelerate from a stop light, I have to layoff the gas and re-apply gas slowly. I really concerned that ... Read More
It was the crank shift sensor on ours, we asked the the mechanic to fix it and they did, we have had no more problems with the car shutting off, apparently the reason it shuts off is that the car does not recognize the key is in the ignition, it is really scary though. We got it fixed close to a year ago, and it is still running, thought we were ... Read More
Hello, Our Sedona has about 107,000 miles on it. It started the stalling problem in September. I was leaving work and coasting to a stop out of the parking lot and it just shut off. I thought, that was odd, but continued to drive after restarting it right away. I drove a few more miles and while sitting at a red light, it stalled again. It started up right away and ... Read More
Some owners of 2002-2005 Sedona vehicles produced from 5/1/2001-8/31/2005 may complain of front suspension noise over rough road surfaces at speeds between 18-31 MPH. To reduce the noise Kia has redesigned the strut mount with a modified rubber composition to improve the overall sound dampening in the affected speed range. However, all other suspension components should be checked for performance prior to installing these replacement strut mounts. Concerns with worn out ... Read More
I have a 2005 Kia Sedona (133,00 miles) ... we recently changed the fuel pump sensor and now both O2 sensors needs to be changed. We are getting ready to take a 1200 mile vacation from texas to ohio. Does anyone know if it is dangerous to not fix right away? I have asked the professionals but no one has said its urgent... has anyone delt with this problem?
I have a 05 Sedona with 100k on it. The transmission makes a noise almost like a small jackhammer at all different speeds. We are now haveing a problem with what seems like it is slipping in and out of gear. My rpm gauge will drop down to almost 1000 rpm at 70 mph, and the van feels like it has come out of gear. It does this normally at a ... Read More
Let me start with this, before i end up getting everyone on here jumping on my back.. I drive about 100-150K miles a year. I work in the IT field as a tech that needs a van to carry equipment around. I tend to buy minivans because they are easier to see out of then wagons, get better MPG then SUV's and are easier to park then cargo vans. With that ... Read More
Interesting! I just changed the 6th bulb on my 2005 Sedona (in four years): two passenger headlights, two drivers side headlights, one tailight and one brake light. I ALSO had to replace the alternator earlier this year. Is there a statute of limitations on the federal lemon law? (That is very scary that your air bags failed.)
For starters, every dealer was out of 2011 Kia's by June. The lowest I saw was ONE 2011 EX, advertised for $23K, list $30K (or something like that), yet people posting here seem to be getting TEN THOUSAND OFF sticker price. WTF? Furthermore, what I want is a clean used Kia. I was told they had the worst resale prices in the industry -- literally, the lowest. But USED Kias (and ... Read More
This brake problems seems to a real issue with the 05' an 06'! I am trying to find answers to the 06" I bought used a few months ago! The auto shop has replaced many sets of ceramic disc pads on the front and back and new rotors on front and back. The vehicle only had 70,000 miles when I first purchased it! Now, I have been back many times because ... Read More
our 2005 kia sedona did the same thing last week and has been at the shop since then. aamco has done all diagnostic work for free. we also replaced a sensor and had all wiring checked only to find out it was the main computer,we are now trying to find out if this will be covered under warranty. will try to keep you posted!
I have 2005 Kia Sedona. g">ot in van to leave for appt. friday key would not turn either way. I called my husband who is my certified Mechanic. It has just over 100,000 miles have had thia problem before but he always got it to start but not this time. he started taking apart and it released while he was taking apart. So how do we fix the problem . I ... Read More
I'll make one last post regarding warped rotors on our 2005 Sedona - which we just traded in at 94K miles toward a Subaru Forester: We found a replacement rotor that works! BrakePerformance.com Two rotor set (#RS-50014) $175.75 Fifth time replacing rotors finally worked! No problems what so ever using these rotors. R 1 Concepts rotors were better than the KIA, but still warped after a few months. Brake Performance rotors ... Read More
I have a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, 85,000 miles. The transmission jerked while I was driving then the veh. wouldn't shift into gear. I took it to dealer. They ran the code and stated the Input sensor had to be replaced and was not covered under warranty because it is located outside of the transmission. I took it to a trustworthy transmission shop and they replaced the sensor. The vehicle drove ... Read More
Hi, 2005 kia sedona, and I have same problem started last month, replaced the battery, that's what I thought,........so do I need to change the junction box, or take it a part and find some loos parts( relays) repair and put back, If I need to put anew junction box, will you help me where to find it? thanks to all
Hi Arthur, I'm answering because you might have the same thing i had; but not sure. you should have been able to see my fix through the thread. ( have a Sedona 2005 LX, 110,000 miles. My bottom line problem was: stalling ONLY DURING ACCELERATION; AND ONLY WHEN THE ENGINE HAD GOTTEN HOT FROM SITTING IN RUSHOUR TRAFFIC, OR SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC ON A HOT DAY. IT ONLY HAPPENED DURING ACCELLERATION; ... Read More
my situation is a little different than most. i've read many if not all on this forum relavent to the 2005 Kia Sedona stalling in traffic issue. some are stalling at high speed, some are stalling when slowing down, others are stalling and throwing a code. My problem started at approximately 100,000 miles. My 2005 Sedona LX (now, 109,000 miles) starts sputtering...ONLY... after it's warmed up, sitting in heavy traffic, and ... Read More
Well guys, i am new. But here goes. i have a 2005 kia sedona. It has 42,000 miles on it. I bought it a little over a year ago, with 34,000 miles. I use it for road trips only. I am totally at a lost on when to have the Tuneup and Timing belt changed. Kia of course says Now..but checking with 2 other auto repair shots that i have dealt ... Read More
Did you ever find any class action suit info?
Kia says there is not a problem. If you will call them @ 800-333-4542, they will tell you about how many cars they have on the road with no problems they are aware of. I've put up with brake problems for 5 years on my 2004 KIA Sedona and finally a dealer told me the problem can't be fixed. I gave up and went to independent brake shops to have brake ... Read More
What are the specific problems? I have been on the road of discovery with my Sedona. My wife I thoufght was to blame, I was wrong. The rear brakes has adjustment components that don't work well, they cause more use in the front brakes and a peddle that drops to the floor. We were averaging 15k to 25k per set of brakes.
I have had brake problems since 2007 and nothing seems to help. I had drums turned several times and finally replaced and the pads changed 4 or 5 times. The van still chatters when you apply the brakes and I am afraid for my wife to drive it. No one seems to know what to do to fix it.
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona. Has anyoine had intermittent hard brake pedal? When the pedal gets hard and you brake, the front end feels like the discs are warped. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
2005 KIA Sedona ignition switch will not turn. It is locked up. Can't turn the key.
I have a 2005 Kia Sedona and just had a misfire in cylinder 4. We moved the spark plug wires around and it was then a misfire in cylinder 6. The problem was the coil pack. We had that replaced by Kia and it fixed the problem. Unfortunately, there are 3 coil packs and each one costs over $100, without labor costs. So, it is only a matter of time before ... Read More
Armyvet just did exactly what I posted and recommended and have been recommending for years now. The biggest enemy of brakes is heat. So reduce the heat save the pad and the rotor. R1concepts is a good company, the one I originally purchased my rotors and pads from. You can also go on e-bay and just look a the packages other companies offer, which are essentially the same thing. You want ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ex with ABS brakes and have had numerous problems and still do. Have replaced the rotors three times- first at 12 k miles and twice since then and the last set was with heavy duty rotors. The vibration when braking has never ceased. I just had them turned and my rear brakes adjusted and cleaned(at reccomendation of dealer). This was done Friday-got in the car and drove ... Read More
Biggest piece of junk ever. our 2005 sedona went in to get the rotors done 5 times in 7 months! and the last time they said sorry we arent covering it anymore. I REFUSE to get any work done by Kia. The KNOW there is an issue with their rotors and refuse to replace them with better ones. They wont reply to any of my emails either....believe me....everyone I know will ... Read More
Has anyone else gone through new rotors every single year like we have with our 2005 Kia Sedona Van? I heard it has something to do with a problem that they then fixed by the time they made the 2006 vans?
New to the forum and thanks to all for the helpful info on here. Own a Sedona 2007 EX and it has about 16K miles. Very happy with a loaded vehicle that we obtained for a great price. Sunroof leaked on day 2 but more on that later. Recently it would not start and I kept jumping it. Tried all sorts of combinations as to turning power off to the doors ... Read More
The cylinders are usually numbered as any other v6 engines. However, you may locate the 4th firing pin on the distributor which is labeled and then trace the wire to the spark plug.
Does anyone know how the cylinders are numbered? Which plugwires are where?Where are the sparkplugs located, under the coil packs? I have a diagnostic readout that says #4 is misfiring. Where is number four? I've looked for a service manual for our 2005 kia sedona, and there doesn't seem to be any around!?
I agree to some point BUT when we had to have our brakes serviced after 3 weeks of buying it new that problem is not on the buyer but on the dealer. We own a 2005 sedona and are still fighting the brake problems. After a year and a half they wanted to start charging us for this. We have a 120 mile round trip so yes now we have our ... Read More
Ok, so here it goes..... We have a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, all silver, no options. We bought it used in 2006 for $9k with only 26k miles on it. The van is ok, but definitely not the best. Over the 3 years of ownership, we have had to have the rear trunk handle replaced (under warranty) and had an issue with the power steering (a pipe to the power steering ... Read More
I have a 2005 Sedona. The first indication of trouble started w/ our having to show Kia our receipt of proof to the same dealership location we bought the car at that we did in fact buy that $900 rust protection unit before they would install it. Since than we've had to replace and/or repair the following: Front Headlight replaced because of condensation, Juttering feeling upon braking especially on a decline, ... Read More
Have a 2005 Kia Sedona with 40,000 miles. Went to get emmissions done, and wouldn't you know, the check engine light came on.........so it didn't pass. Had it checked, told the "fuel tank pressure sensor" and the "throttle cable pressure sensor" were both bad. Was also told these were "dealer only" items. What are they? and are they expensive?
Had the same trouble with my 05 Sedona. Rear brakes were horrible. My brother is a master mechanic so I ask him to check them out for me. After about an hour or so, he determined the rotors were out of round and he also found something loose in the right rear brake. Anyway, he had drums turned (which were out of round according to machine shop). Now brakes are excellent. ... Read More
We recently found out that it was the front brakes, not the back, that were causing our problem even though it sounded like and acted like the back. We had heard ceramic pads would stop the groan but the shop we went to cleaned the rotors & put gold pads on and the noise has stopped so far. I still think we should get a class action suit going since Kia ... Read More
I had a 2005 Kia Sedona, and it became a lemon law case. The brakes were having the same issues that many people have talked about on this thread, and it happened many times. The people at the dealership all said that they had seen this many times, so I went after kia on my own. If you decide to pursue lemon law, and you still can, even if there are ... Read More
Yep, I have the same problem many of you have. I have replaced the rear brake shoes and had the rotors turned twice. When I stop, the car makes a terrible noise from the rear brakes. I am ready to do whatever it takes to solve this problem. I think I read were someone recommended a certain type brake shoe and/or drum (drums on rear). Suggestions...
Hello bert12, I'm afraid we too are having break problems. Ours started about 18 months ago. We have had the rotors turned at least three times and the break pads replaced once. In the past three months I have taken our 05 Sedoa in three different times to two different places (other than the dealer) and "they" tell me the breaks are fine. Well, I too have been driving a long ... Read More
Hi I have been reading these emails and OH my Gosh does everyone have the same brake issue? I am going to a meeting with the attorney general tommorro 10/30 so if anyone can email me letters that would be great my email is Bertjo@Roadrunner.com I am fighting for all of us. Before I bought my kia in 2005 I did all the back up work w/ 5 children I wanted ... Read More
I found the company I purchased from. Here is there ebay store. Good products and good support. http://stores.ebay.com/R1Concepts_W0QQ_trksid=p1638.m118.l1247
18,000 miles is not to bad for the Sedona. I picked up my break setup from eBay. Search on there and go with an high rated company. I can't remember exactly who I went with but here is the low down. Usually what warps rotors is heat. Since I live in PR and do a lot of mountain roads heat is factor for me especially. Probably slotted & cross drilled rotors ... Read More
I have the same brake problem on my 2005 Kia Sedona...plus I have the stinky AC deal. I had the rotors replaced once at around 10K. They called it a goodwill replacement. I moved from VA to GA and now have about 28K on it and the problem is back. In all honesty the shaking was back long before the 28K, I just got tired of dealing with it. The GA ... Read More
I am having all the same brake issues with my 2004 Kia Sedona. I want to join a class action lawsuit. Does anyone have information about one? I found information about one Kia had to pay for the Spectra with the same brake problems but not the Sedona - not yet anyway.
i am going to go to court on the 17th of sept. to try to get a buy out for the kia sedona 2005. if anyone can help me with any information i would really appreciate it. my lawyer said if i get two or three people just to write a little e-mail and put there words into it i could have a good case. i have 17000 miles on my ... Read More
I to am experiencing the brake issues. We bought our 2005 Kia Sedona with 21,000 miles only to find out a week later it needed front brakes. The dealer wanted over $300 to replace them and I was pissed off. I went to the AAA building next door to the Kia dealership and had them replaced for like $225 but hears the best part - AAA has a 2 year or ... Read More
It was covered under the 5 year ,60000 mile warranty. Great dealer in Columbus,OHIO------(which will be ending in a couple of months)
Hi, I saw your comment about the rear heater lines rusting/rotting. My last estimate for work from the Kia dealer listed this on the recommendation section, that 3 sections (basically the whole rear lines) were rotted. I have a 2002 Sedona, that has 65k miles on it. The dealer said this was NOT covered under warranty. Where did you say the warranty for this was covered and was it based on ... Read More
It may just be a minimum & maximum mileage.You just make a choice on how long the belt will last.It`s all connected to the warranty. If it breaks, good by engine. If you have a 02 thru 05 Sedona,check your rear heater hose`s &pipes. They have a rust problem with the metal heater pipes.A fix is under warranty.(just look to the right of the spare tire) Had my sister-in-laws done under ... Read More
Redptc, Just what makes the Sedona timing belt on vans sold in California last longer than a timing belt in the rest of the country?? You actually believe that there are 2 different types of timing belts? To me it is just a gimic. If it will last 105k in California, why won't it last that long in the rest of the country? JMHO Boxwrench
Hi there kweatherbee, Am driving a 2004 Kia Carnival II with the same problem as yours i.e. rear brakes groaning when coming to a stop. Found out by accident that the problem is not caused by the rear brake shoes or brake drums but would you believe it or not, its caused by the rear wheel bearings. When I dismantled the rear left brake shoes where the groaning was coming from. ... Read More
I have been reading the post about strut issues and the "fix" for harsh ride and bumps. All of the post that I have read seem to be for 2005 and earlier. I have the same complaints with my 2006, as in harsh ride over bumps etc. Does anyone have the same problems with their 2006 and if so is there a factory bulletin out on the repair of the 2006? ... Read More
2005 Sedona has a timing belt!!!!! In fact we just had my sister-in-law`s Sedona done,at 56500 miles. A little early but a bit of insurance since she goes around the country with it.Read your owners manual,it states Calif. Sedones don`t have to get it done until 105,000 miles. This engine is a interference engine so if the belt goes so does your engine. It`s what ever chance your willing to take. ... Read More
Does anyone know if the 2005 has a timing belt, chain, or what? When we bought our van, the dealer told us that most likely it would need timing work around 70-75,000 miles. We are at 60,000 now and would like to know if anyone else had this work done around the 70,000 mile mark? Thanks, Laura
7/31/07 We have an 05 Sedona with the same problems. We've had the brakes replaced to no avail. The "technitions" do whatever the computer tells them to. The problem still persists and no solution has occurred. It is going in the shop again tomorrow for the same problem. The service manager seems to think it may be a faulty "flange" on the axle somewhere. I will let you know what happens ... Read More
I decided to give the sedona a 2nd chance and tried to buy a new leftover 2007 sedona with the rebate special they are having...guess what they told me my 2005 was worth? 7,000. I owe 16,000. I cant even get out from under the brake issue by going to their own dealership....im stuck with a lemon that they wont even pay my brake repairs for....Im considering filing a complaint with ... Read More
7/31/07 Katie, I also bought a new 2005 Sedona. I also experience the same brake problem. I have two other friends who are experiencing the same problem. The dealerships are so quick to WANT TO REPLACE BRAKES which of course is costing an arm and a leg. I am taking my veh. to another dealer. The service manager there believes the problem is not the brakes rather some type of "flange" ... Read More
i just purchased a 2005 same problem no remote and the buttons want work so you really need it i was wondering would a universal remote work????
my milage sucks i was driving a pt cur for 5 years great milage i got the 2005 sedona in march and it is twice what i was spending in the pt
I have a similar problem with my Sedona as well. It only occurs after the vehicle is driven for a while (probably 30 minutes or more...) and since I have 2 children, I am going bug nuts attempting to locate the source. I'll take it to the dealership as a last resort, due to the fact that I want to locate this problem myself before spending out the exorbitant fees (one ... Read More
To change the back 3 plugs you need to separate the upper intake pluenum, and 2 rear support brackets from the intake. You do not need to completely separate the intake or fully take it apart (leave throttle body and cables attached and move it towards the front of the van. If you are careful you will not have to replace the gasket for the intake. The bolts for the 2 ... Read More
For all those with brake warping problems, invest in better pads. That's the problem. Fairly common issue on many cars, leving uneven deposits of pad material on the rotors creating the pulsation in the brakes. Remedy is simply getting better, more aggressive brake pads. I know EBC offers Green Stuff pads for the models through 2005. I'd give those a shot. Don't even need to turn or replace rotors, simply replace ... Read More
Here maybe some of these links will help: http://www.yourhotcar.com/product/list/2005/Kia/Sedona/Brakes/Brake_Rotors http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=kia+sedona- +rotor&category0=
I think what it boils down to is the size of the rotors / pads in relation to the weight of the vehicle. This is very true of the 05 and under models. Have you looked into getting an oversized rotor / pad kit? I know this is not the answer you wanted to hear but it is a problem in the 05 and under Kia Sedona. As far as the ... Read More
I bought a 2005 Kia Sedona minivan brand new with 7 miles on it. Since I bought it I have had to have brake work done it at 6,000 miles, 24,000 miles, 35,000 miles, 47,000 miles and now I need it again at 59,000 miles. I have owned 12 cars in my life, including trucks and large full size conversion vans and have NEVER had problems with brakes like this. I ... Read More
Hi there, im over here in the Uk, but i have the same problem, when i drive along if i where to take my hands off the steering wheel i would veer of to the left and crash, i also have problems with the gera box as sometimes my gears will not go into gear. Ive now got my Sedona into my local dealership and the mechanic telephoned me to say ... Read More
My sedona has had this smell for almost a year! It seems to happen every few months. So then I kept thinking about what changes every few months - OIL! So I am guessing it may be a burning oil issue. When the 'time to change your oil' sticker says the miles are up is when we seem to start with the smell all over again. However, no dealer has wanted ... Read More
We're about to get our fourth front brake repair at 36K miles and plan on taking the 2005 Sedona (we bought new) to Pep Boys. At least they are cheaper, and probably better, on turning/truing the rotors. I just hope there's enough metal left, the rotors on now have been turned/trued once already by the Kia dealer. But enough of history - Does anyone have anything new on this issue? Like, ... Read More