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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
#6 of 15 Barbra Billingsly actually in Ariplane
Jul 12, 2003 (6:26 pm)
My wife , who knows such things says it was the mother of Beaver Cleaver, TVs , Barbara Billingsly.
Jul 12, 2003 (8:31 pm)
Yeah, I think it was Barbara. Maybe she got a job at the Kia dealership?
#8 of 15 Sorry, it was Marion Ross -
Jul 12, 2003 (9:51 pm)
I'm a hard-core "Happy Days" fan...
#9 of 15 Surely you can't be serious.
Jul 13, 2003 (7:04 am)
Barbara Billingsley played the 'Jive Lady'. This movie is oft-quoted where I work.
And I double checked on IMDB website.
#10 of 15 My heart is forever
Jul 13, 2003 (7:21 am)
broken due to my love for Marion Ross and her now realized lack of furthering of her career...just to think, the only thing she's done since Happy Days has been spots as Drew Carey's mother.
Now, back to Kia Sedona brakes.....I don't see any more problems with the Sedona brake pads and rotors than I do with other vhicles. Considering changes in brake systems due to CAFE and EPA reasons (chicken dung changes made by manufacturers to comply with standards better, like lighter rotors for weight savings), I see complaints about rotors warpage and pad ineffectiveness on just about every marque of vehicle.
Jul 13, 2003 (7:34 am)
It's turning into an epidemic it seems.
#12 of 15 That's very true -
Jul 13, 2003 (7:49 am)
I haven't had a vehicle line yet that didn't show some complaints concerning rotor warpage. The obvious remedy is to switch over to Brembo replacements (the Tire Rack has them CHEAP) or a reputable company like Bendix. Then again, someone who buys a new car or truck should have to replace their rotors with aftermarkets parts after only 10-15K miles.....
Jul 13, 2003 (8:23 am)
It's the thickness basically. They are too lightweight.
#14 of 15 sedona brakes.25,000 miles
Jul 30, 2003 (3:13 pm)
At 25,000 miles , i rotated the tires and checked my brake pads up front.
So far they look about 50% worn down.
the rotors look great and we are not getting any vibration during " normal " stops.
I did get a vibration a few weeks ago when I had to stop fast on the thurway, but I was also towing abuot 3,000 lbs in a trailer and I figure that caused overheating.
It did not reoccur.
So , it looks like my Sedona brakes are correctly sized for normal use.
Jul 30, 2003 (4:23 pm)
Yeah, I think so...what I meant was that there might not be too much 'slack' in some new car brake systems, so if they get stressed they might bend, but most people don't stress them. Just a theory.