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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
#166 of 210 Go get yourself some nice brakes
Nov 06, 2009 (6:44 pm)
Armyvet just did exactly what I posted and recommended and have been recommending for years now.
The biggest enemy of brakes is heat. So reduce the heat save the pad and the rotor. R1concepts is a good company, the one I originally purchased my rotors and pads from. You can also go on e-bay and just look a the packages other companies offer, which are essentially the same thing.
You want cross-drilled / slotted rotors and performance pads on all four wheels. The parts should run you between four to five hundred shipped to your door. Then go to pepboys or your dealer / personal mechanic and have them installed for about one hundred and fifty bucks. Pads life will vary because of mostly driving habits, conditions, and weight of your van.
On my 2006 my front pads lasted 14k because I live in Puerto Rico. Hot all the time and constant city driving. My new setup has 16k miles on them and I'm not even halfway through my front pads yet. This means my current setup is lasting over twice as long as the factory pads / rotors.
This should help all you pre 2006 Sedona owners particular because of your extra weight.
2005 and under:
#167 of 210 Re: Go get yourself some nice brakes [lavrishevo]
Nov 15, 2009 (4:57 pm)
I had a shimy when braking from new on my 06 sedona. So with 40,000 miles and with winter around the corner, so I figured I'd get new slotted and cross drilled rotors and pads. Well! what a difference. Do it you won't be sorry. Off hand I don't remember the company that I ordered from but I paid $251 with free shipping. I don't feel comfortable doing brakes so I had my regular mechanic do it for 169. for a total of $420.
#168 of 210 Re: Go get yourself some nice brakes [lavrishevo]
Nov 15, 2009 (7:16 pm)
BOTTOM LINE?! KIA should correct the problem! we the buyers/consumers should not be responsible for their faulty workmanship/details. i went to NAPA and bought new brakes-and so far so good. but-that is not the point! i'd never buy another kia again-and i'll tell everyone i know about the problem. everyone should know! KIA is NOT HONEST! so sad...
#169 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [richardson]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:09 am)
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona. Has anyoine had intermittent hard brake pedal? When the pedal gets hard and you brake, the front end feels like the discs are warped. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
#170 of 210 2004 kia sedona intermittent hard brake pedal
Jan 26, 2010 (1:59 pm)
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona. It is very random, but at times my brake pedal gets hard and when braking, the rotors feel like they are warped. if the discs are warped, it would happen all of the time. the front end only behaves this way when the brake pedal gets hard. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Feb 02, 2010 (7:24 am)
Maybe you have air in your brake system. Probably not the rotors as it would be constant. Get it checked as you don't want to have any brake failures.
#172 of 210 Re: [lavrishevo]
Feb 03, 2010 (7:32 am)
I don't think it's air in the brake line. The peddle would have a soft spongy feel if air was in the line.
Feb 04, 2010 (9:16 pm)
Good point. Maybe your conditions you are driving in? Snow by chance? Non-the-less it is worth having a professional check it out.
#174 of 210 2005 KIA Sedona brake problem
Feb 08, 2010 (9:40 am)
I have had brake problems since 2007 and nothing seems to help. I had drums turned several times and finally replaced and the pads changed 4 or 5 times. The van still chatters when you apply the brakes and I am afraid for my wife to drive it. No one seems to know what to do to fix it.
#175 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona brake problem [bunkwilson]
Feb 09, 2010 (9:35 pm)
What are the specific problems? I have been on the road of discovery with my Sedona. My wife I thoufght was to blame, I was wrong. The rear brakes has adjustment components that don't work well, they cause more use in the front brakes and a peddle that drops to the floor. We were averaging 15k to 25k per set of brakes.