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#372 of 1373 "Whirring"Noise coming from under hood...
Nov 05, 2003 (10:04 pm)
My 2003 Sedona EX makes a whining/whirring noise while idling...and accelerating...especially at lower speeds. It is so noticeable that passengers ask me "What's that noise?" I took the van to the dealership..."experienced mechanic" said it's the power steering pump...and that it's "normal". This noise is always present (more so when the van isn't warmed up)...with or without A/C on. Anyone else having this problem? It's so annoying...I may get rid of the van.
#373 of 1373 Power steering
Nov 06, 2003 (1:26 pm)
Ford Aerostars, yes...you can hear their power steering down the block...very distinctive sound when the pump modulates. My 2003 Kia Sedona, no-the power steering unit is very quiet.
Now the A/C...THAT is noisey at low speeds/stopped. Dealer can't silence the noise that started at 3k miles.
Try cycling the a/c compressor on/off while sitting at idle. If the noise comes/goes when you depress a/c button and light comes on with fan on, then the noise is your a/c compressor. Road noise covers it up while driving above about 25, so you only notice it at idle or slow speed.
#374 of 1373 Air Bag icon stays lit
Nov 08, 2003 (4:38 pm)
I just bought a used 2002 Kia Sedona today and the air bag indicator will not turn off. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestion?
#375 of 1373 2002 Kia Sendona- Brakes?
Nov 09, 2003 (12:34 am)
I just bought, today, a used 2002 Kia Sedona LX with 9,500 miles on it. What sold me was the price and the remainder of the 5 year, 50,000 mile warranty. When driving home (about 50 miles from dealership)I noticed when I went over 40 miles an hour and needed to slow down for a light there was alot of vibration and thumping sounds that seemed like it was coming from the brakes, (and my hand on the steering wheel was actually shaking from the vibrations.) It does not have Anti-Lock brakes. Is this normal for this type of van.? Does anyone else have this problem. I traded in a 98 Plymouth Voyager and never had a problem like this. Joanie
#376 of 1373 jbaut5 - used Sedona
Nov 09, 2003 (4:56 pm)
those brake noises do not sound normal for ANY vehicle. Did you buy this Sedona from a dealership? Did you test drive the Sedona before buying it?
#377 of 1373 Re: Brakes
Nov 09, 2003 (6:46 pm)
Yes, I bought it from a Kia Dealer and I did mentioned that the brakes did not feel right, he said it must have Anti-Lock brakes, but when the Assistant Sales Manager look at it; he said it does not have anti-Lock Brakes and there was air built up from the inspection it went under before they put it up for sale. During my 50 mile ride home it was so obvious that the problem was still there and worse. I called the Salesman on my cell phone and he said "Service" will need to look at them. Gosh, I was thinking, I need to bring in my Kia for service before I even got home. I did not mention in my earlier post, that because my husband was unable to test drive the Sedona with me, I could bring it back on Monday if we are not totally satisfied with the van. Not sure what to do. But my mechanic (I hope) will be able to look at it for me tomorrow.
Nov 10, 2003 (6:45 am)
That one's not going to stop you from driving, but you should bring that in for service at a Kia dealer right away. There could be a serious problem with the airbag system, and it might not deploy when you need it.
Nov 10, 2003 (6:46 am)
80% chance your brake rotors are warped. Although unusual for 9.5K miles, if someone made an extremly high speed "panic" stop (IE mashed the brakes on from 65-75mph and did a panic stop), the heat build up can cause the rotors to warp, esp if they didn't allow them to cool.
Although this is noisy and gives the jarring, it isn't particularly dangerous, except perhaps a little increased braking distance on a panic stop, and definately worth checking out. Usually when the rotors get warped, the brake pads also have glaze on them from the heat, and that is more of a problem.
Brake rotors can generally be turned once on a lathe to remove the high spots and reduce/eliminate the "chatter" you feel. Some older (thicker) models can be turned more than once. I seem to recall a discussion on these boards that say these rotors are thin enough that once is all you can turn them. Perhaps HHenry or one of the others can pinpoint that one.
Bottom line: A complete brake job is cheap, and your dealer will probably do this easily for you. The brake pads prob won't be covered by warantee, but the rotors should be...press for replacements, not turned ones.
#380 of 1373 Kia Radio Reset
Nov 10, 2003 (7:06 am)
Does anyone know if there is an easy way to reset a Sedona Radio? Mine has crapped out twice now and it's $30 a pop to have the dealer reset it, since it is just out of warranty.
#381 of 1373 attn-jbaut5 and letnme
Nov 10, 2003 (10:38 am)
1.) Thumping on used Sedona- My Sedona has 32,000 miles and the brakes work fine. I also HAVE had to do some panic stops, heavily loaded. It is most likely abused brakes. Since you just got the car it should be covered under any version of a 30 day used car warranty. It could even be someone in the service dept damaged them " test driving the car" for you. In any case it is a cheap thing to fix. Nep rotors and new pads shoul be less than $ 150 max. And it can be done at home if need be. I assume dealer will stand behind the producrt since you reported it on your drive home.
2.) RADIO RESET- Question- What do you mean by " RESET" . I have had the power off my radio many times and when I restored the battery connection the radio worked fine. To " reset" the pre=selected channels simply tune to the station you like. Then hold done the number key ) 1,2,3,4,5,6 ) that you wish to assign to the station. Keep it down until you hear the station come back on the radio and you will now see a " STATION # " on the display.
It works every time.