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#4569 of 4592 Re: A/c on Kia Sedona 2004 [busymom77]
Aug 20, 2009 (10:03 am)
It sounds like leaking freon. If your car had been worked on some one might have undone the lines and didn't reinstall it properly. For example, to replace the alternator if not raising the engine, you would have to disconnect the ac lines to get to it. After replacing the alternator you would have to reconnect the ac lines and recharge the freon.
As for the noise, it could have been the fan, compressor bearing, belts, loosen mounting of something. Problem usually be able to spot by careful inspection under the hood.
#4570 of 4592 Re: Smell Coming From Vents When AC. [buckygo]
Sep 03, 2009 (5:41 pm)
I just got a Kia sedona LX 2003 and I have a problem with a nasty smell coming from the vents. It only last for a short time after the van started, but the smell is bad. Any one have the solution to this, please, let us know. Thanks.
#4571 of 4592 Re: Smell Coming From Vents When AC. [mvicioso]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:25 pm)
I didn't experience with my Kia; may be it is because I bought mine brand new and make sure it didn't smell before picking it up. However, I did work on cars with bad small coming from the vent. Usually it is because small animal such as a mouse crowed into the vent and die during winter or kids stuffed or spelled food in there. It require to take the whole dash apart to get to it. I would suggest to leave it along and the smell will be gone sooner then you think hopefully.
Good luck and hope this helps.
#4572 of 4592 Re: Smell Coming From Vents When AC. [mvicioso]
Sep 04, 2009 (10:44 am)
Yes, we have a 2005 LX and we just started getting that smell this year (we bought it new). If you find out what it is from, let us know!
Sep 04, 2009 (10:45 am)
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?
#4574 of 4592 Re: Smell Coming From Vents When AC. [bwayn]
Sep 05, 2009 (8:59 pm)
Guess smells are difficult, and dependant on exactly how it smells. An awful odor for a few minutes could be an awful punjent odor, or an awful sour odor, etc..does it occur only when using the A/C or when the fan is on or off?
Generally, what I've dealt with in the past is known in the A/C industry as "dirty sock syndrome", and it is a sickening sour odor, that lasts from a few minutes after the A/C is turned on to sometimes continuously. It can simply be treated by spraying the intake air to the A/C coils with a good quality sanitizer made specifically for this. Your Auto Supply store or certainly an Air Conditioning Supply house should have it for about $18- $24 a bottle. Household air sanitizers like
Febreeze Airwick, or Lysol have not worked for me in the past.
#4575 of 4592 Kia Sedona Climate Control Problems, etal
Oct 15, 2009 (7:40 am)
I live in upstate NY and I own a 2004 Kia Sedona. Since I have had the car, I have had numerous problems related to the comments contained in this column. The car is currently being repaired for the fifth time this year - this time, it is leaking rear coolant lines being replaced. The problem has existed since it had approx. 50,000 miles on it. I am amazed that Kia Corp. has not recalled the cars to repair these leaking lines, as my mechanic has said they have already made several similar repairs in this area. Prior to this current problem, I experienced loud squealing noises from the engine area on our way to FL. I called the Kia dealers in Daytona and they informed me that they would have to replace the belt and the tension wheel. Since we had no other transportation, we decided to wait until we got back home & have the local garage fix it. We ended up replacing the idle arm and bracket & all belts to the tune of $600. In addition, the car has rusted thru the rocker panel & front hood, which we also had to have repaired at our cost. End point - we put well over $2,000 into this 2004 Kia this year. I sent a letter detailing all of this to our Kia dealer by certified mail, which was returned to me unopened.
Any ideas on how I should proceed????
#4576 of 4592 Re: Kia Sedona Climate Control Problems, etal [windjim20]
Oct 15, 2009 (7:59 am)
I also have a 2004 KIA SEDONA
I have had many problems myself with the A/C it is not cooling the car and any time I took it to get fixed they told me that they couldn't find anything....which I can't remember how many times I have taken my car in for the same problem but they have no clue and of course now my warranty is out....It makes me so mad that I took it somewhere else and they told me they replaced the H-Block whatever that is but that also didn't fix my problem that was $400 later.... My first KIA I had to Lemonlaw because there were so many problems....it is really ridiculous...Maybe try to send a letter to HeadQuarters hopefully they can help you that's who I contacted when I lemonlawed my first KIA Good Luck...!!
#4577 of 4592 Re: Brake Warning Light [sockeye342]
Oct 16, 2009 (7:13 am)
I have the same problem in a 2003 Sedona. The first thing I checked was the brake fluid. It is just more than halfway between min & max. Are you saying that is low?
#4578 of 4592 2204 Kia Sedona warning light/horn
Oct 16, 2009 (10:01 pm)
My warning light is on for the airbag and it doesn't go off. About the same time, the horn quit working. Any connection to the two?