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#1955 of 2153 KIA SORENTO - EX (MANUAL TRANSMISSION)
Jun 04, 2009 (12:45 am)
I HAD BOUGHT A BRAND NEW KIA SORENTO (MANUAL TRANSMISSION) 2007 MODEL.- DIESEL.
I HAVE A PROBLEM ON THE TRANSMISSION SINCE I HAVE BOUGHT THE VEHICLE.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN I ENGAGE IN THE FIRST GEAR AND RAISE THE CLUTCH, THE VEHICLE SHOOTS OFF EVEN WITHOUT PRESSING ON THE ACCELARATOR UPTO A POINT THAT I HAVE TO PUT ON THE BRAKES INORDER TO REDUCE THE SPEED.
I ALSO HAVE TO ADJUST BETWEEN THE BRAKES AND THE CLUTCH WHEN I AM IN HEAVY TRAFFIC.
I FEEL THAT THERE IS A MANUFACTURERS FAULT IN THE DESIGN AND THAT IS PROBABLY WHY THEY WOULD HAVE DISCONTINUED.
IS THERE ANYONE THAT HAS A SIMILAR PROBLEM AND THE REMEDY FOR THIS.
#1956 of 2153 '04 sorento Windshield wipers work on their own
Jun 30, 2009 (3:01 pm)
Sometimes they won't turn off immediately when I push the lever to where it's supposed to be at "stop". Sometimes when they are on delay they wipe 6-8 times, then delay; not the intermittant delay that is pre-set...they have a mind of their own. It's become quite comical, but still annoying. ok, the vehicle has over 90K miles, and is still going strong (thank the Lord! and my dilligent attention to service) Any suggestions on the gremlins in the wipers?
#1957 of 2153 Re: KIA SORENTO - EX (MANUAL TRANSMISSION) [rajesh4]
Jul 01, 2009 (7:12 am)
well we dont have the diesel here in the US.....would think this appears to be an engine idle problem...if you are engaging the clutch and the vehicle moves foward without you using the accelerator......have you taken it back to the dealership?
Jul 06, 2009 (5:11 am)
Has anyone found out EXACTLY where the stereo equalizer is in the Sorentos? Mine's a 2004. I had mine do the typical...eat 6 cd's facilitating a complete stereo replacement. BUT the speakers would not work with the new stereo, a year later I am told there is an equalizer under one of the seats but you can't see/locate it to power it up so the speakers will work. Any other suggestions?? I need to get this taken care of soon as I want to trade it in.
#1959 of 2153 kia sorento noise
Jul 16, 2009 (2:09 pm)
I would like to ask your opinion about a small problem i encounter with my kia sorento.It is a model of 2003, 70000 miles on it (generally not very happy with it)/ When i start up the engineat idle or until 2000 rpm i hear a "squeaking noise" which probably comes from the engine compartment.the noise is not very intense, and completely dissapears at higher rpm.kia people looked at the belts but could not do much with it...the noise doesnt create much problems neither affects the car in some way..however having readpossible causes i am getting worried.
anybody had any similar experience?
many thanks in advance
Aug 01, 2009 (8:02 am)
I have a 2005 EX 4x4 & have a few instances of power loss. My guess is the fuel filter needs to be changed but I need to know the location. I don't like paying the dealership prices & the Purrfect Auto that I want to go to says there isn't one except for in the fuel pump. The maintenance manual states one needs to be changed at 60K so I know there is one. Just WHERE IS IT?
#1961 of 2153 Re: Fuel Filter [missilcornfuse]
Aug 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
the fuel filter is in side the tank by teh fuel pump behind and under the seat in the back.....not easy to get to..and fuel pump has to be removed to get to it.....
#1962 of 2153 Re: Shiftshock runaround [edladaire]
Aug 16, 2009 (4:52 pm)
I am having the same exact problem as yours ... I took my '04 Serento to the dealer for a "Check Engine" light, they said there were two recall campaigns outstanding for the car ... the Induction Control Valve (ICV) and the Crakshaft Pulley Bolt (CPB) ... they did both at no charge, but now the transmission races through the gears real quick (I'm into fourth at 30 mph) and each time it shifts gears the car lurches fowrward ... there is also a problem with downshifting ... it WILL NOT DOWNSHIFT no matter what ... I have to do this manually!!
I'm getting ready to take it back and I know I'll have to do batlle with the dealer ... so I was wondering if you'd had eny luck getting yours fixed.
#1963 of 2153 Re: 03 Kia Sorento Engine missing [pao]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:15 am)
Same problem with my '04 (93K) Probably started about 50-60K. Dealer hasn't found solution (or problem). It feels like the AWD traction control is responding to something. Generally, it occurs during low or moderate load (small upgrade at 50-55) on clear dry roads. The tach and the speedo don't bounce and it feels and sounds like it's coming from behind the engine. So I don't think it's a hesitation. Rather it may be an issue wit the software or hardware that controls the transfer case.
I've documented it so if the transfer case falls out they will have to eat it. At this point it's merely unsettling and a minor irritation, but seems to be happening more frequently. I've been pretty happy with the car and feel the overall quality and reliability is on a par for a 4WD.
#1964 of 2153 Re: 03 Kia Sorento Engine missing [pinyachta]
Aug 18, 2009 (10:05 am)
I think you are right to focus on the AWD control. Your symptoms are the same that on my O3 ended up being the result of tires that were not exactly the same circumference, causing the AWD to think there was slippage. Your problem could be caused by as little as not rotating your tires or running the spare which had no wear. If you recently replaced fewer than all four tires, that is the problem, even if you correctly matched sizes. If you are catching the problem early, there is no damage to the differential. Otherwise, it might need replacing. BTW, the dealers seem to have no knowledge of this problem with the AWD.