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#4466 of 4592 Smell Coming From Vents When AC.
Jan 15, 2007 (10:28 am)
I have a Kia Sedona 2003 and whenever I turn on the AC or just the vent (no heat) there is a nasty smell that comes from the vents. I have checked many forums looking for what the problem is but found no answers. I have check to see if this vehicle has a cabin filter. As far as I can tell it does not. It is SO bad that we are embarrassed to have anyone drive in the car with us.
#4469 of 4592 Coolant drain plug
Jan 21, 2007 (9:57 pm)
I've looked for the coolant drain plug under my 2004 Sedona, but don't see it.
Can anyone tell me how where you found it on a Sedona?
#4470 of 4592 Re: Coolant drain plug [joe131]
Jan 22, 2007 (6:16 pm)
On my 2004 the coolant drain plug is on the back right side.
It is a little hard to see. Jim Richardson
#4471 of 4592 Re: Coolant drain plug where? [richardson]
Jan 23, 2007 (9:50 am)
Coolant drain plug: Are you saying the plug is on the back of the radiator towards the passenger side of the van?
#4472 of 4592 Re: Coolant drain plug where? [joe131]
Jan 23, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Yes, that is correct. Jim Richardson
#4473 of 4592 Major service update - approx 75k miles
Jan 26, 2007 (6:07 pm)
We were overdue for the timing belt replacement on our 2002 Sedona EX and finally pulled the trigger today.
Had the following done:
* Replace timing belt
* Tune-up -- included new spark plugs
* Auto transmission power flush -- had this done previously 45k miles, so dealer recommended the power flush instead of a drain/fill
* Fuel injector cleaning / throttle body cleaning
* New serpentine belt
Total: about $680 before tax.
This seemed like a GREAT price on all of this work. The timing belt was $345 and the tune-up was only $120! The other Kia dealer in town quoted me $450 for the timing belt and $360 to change the spark plugs!
Overall, I was very happy with $723 including tax for all of this service.
We had authorized fuel filter replacement, but the technician had trouble with a rusty/stripped bolt once he got inside the gas tank. Wasn't sure he could finish the job by the end of day to get our vehicle back to us, so he didn't do it. I liked the way the advisor explained this to me.
Jan 26, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I know what all the websites say our van is worth; just wondering about your input as owners/former owners.
2002 Sedona EX, all options except rear spoiler-- i.e., moonroof, power front seats, leather, 2-tone paint, etc.
Original MSRP $23,930. Paid $22,930 in Feb 2002.
Approximately 75k miles. When cleaned up, interior looks close to new except for some scuffing in the cargo area. Seats are in great shape, including driver's seat cushion which had leather replaced under warranty when I remarked at the dealer about cracking leather on a 3 year-old van -- and it wasn't even all that bad.
Exterior has a few small/medium door dings that would cost $400 for the local body shop to fix (repainting required on at least one of them) and some paint scraping on the front left bumper area. 1 small stone chip in windshield; I could have the windshield replaced free via car insurance if I felt like it, but this one hasn't gotten worse in 2 years.
Original owner, all maintenance up to date including recent front brakes, never smoked in, garage kept. This has been a very trouble-free vehicle. I know many other folks have had plenty of problems with their 2002-2005 Sedonas, but ours has been one of the good ones.
What is a fair trade-in value or private party value for this van? I see dealers advertising 2002 EXs for $7,000-9,000 but am not sure whether the actual transaction prices are in that same range.
Normally I would 'recondition' our vehicle before sale to maximize value, but been too busy. We may end up trading it in rather than selling privately, which would be a first for me. I've always sold vehicle on my own but I don't sense a strong market for a used Sedona.
Any thoughts on fair value? We are in Michigan.
#4475 of 4592 Re: Trade-in value?? [bluedevils]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:40 pm)
trade-in value is pretty much meaningless. What you need are written bids to buy your van from dealers. That is the true trade-in value.
A dealer would probably give you about $4000 to $5000 for your van and then turn around after cleaning it up and try to sell it for $7000 to $8000. But that would be their asking prices. They'd probably sell one like yours for $6000 if someone brought in a stack of 100's.