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#6 of 210 BRAKE CLUNKING NOISE
Jul 17, 2006 (9:18 am)
2004 Kia Sedona with 23K miles. Often when I apply brakes lightly at low speed (almost stopped) I get a clunking noise about once per wheel revolution. Sounds like its coming from the back. Mostly on damp or humid days. I have had it in twice and they say the brakes look fine. The first time it was also in for a bad wheel bearing and so they replaced it and assumed it was the noise, but not. The second time I DEMONSTRATED it to the mechanic, but they said brakes looked OK and boss said to replace the rear shocks! Anybody else have/solve this issue? Sometimes there is also a groan just as I stop, I am sure it is pads sticking and letting go. Maybe I should just go to Midas.
#7 of 210 BRAKE CLUNKING NOISE by monty2222
Jul 17, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Monty2222- monty - please check quickly to see if your rear wheel bearings are about to fail.
I have seen where a number of people that have the Alloy Wheels have reported that the pretty metal cover over the lug nuts traps water inside the hub cap until it seeps into the wheel bearing space and rusts out the rear wheel bearings resulting in catastrophic failure. Of course before they failed they may have made a ticking sound like you describe. My car has the steel road wheels and so is not effected. Mine has 78K on it and is working great.
I wonder if you have a bad spot now on the Metal Axle shaft itself?
If you know how to remove the wheel and the hub you can investigate yourself on saturday.
#8 of 210 Re: BRAKE CLUNKING NOISE by monty2222 [smulvey]
Jul 18, 2006 (3:34 pm)
No, as I posted, they just replaced the rear bearings. The sound they make when bad is a hum like driving with knobby tires. There is also a recall on that. The clunking/ticking noise only happens when the brakes are lightly applied at low speed. I think the pads are sticking.
#10 of 210 2004 Kia Sedona Brake Issues
Aug 02, 2006 (5:41 am)
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona with 34k miles. I am have to turn or replace rotors every 10k miles because of serious vibration when braking. The first two times the dealer turned the rotors and told me they could turn then 7-8 times. They never attempted to find what was causing the issue. The third time they told me I need a complete brake job at the cost of $330. We live in a totally flat area and my wife does not ride the brake, I have paid close attention to this. I have talked to several people at Kia corporate and they are useless. All they can say it is normal for some vehicles to do this. I am replacing the rotors and brakes with non-Kia parts in hope this resolves my issues. This is my last Kia. They advertise such a great warrenty but you might as well not even have one. Has anyone else had this issue?
#11 of 210 2004 Brake problems
Aug 03, 2006 (8:00 pm)
My van has 79K on it and I am on the original set of Rotors.
Never turn rotors on front wheel drive cars.
It is a total waste of money.
Buy new ones.
I put new pads on the original rotors at 35K miles.
My rotors are still good. I checked them last week.
I would say you got bad rotors and they made them worse. Also if you have a caliper that is set in or out it will cause problems on the rotors.
Most mechanics will run a flat file on the Caliper slides to clear out rust and give you a good slide back and forth.
I think you have a poor mechanic at the dealer. Also these Kia guys normally just replace everything. My wife's car had a small brake problem at 30K miles and they replaced everything.
The only time Rotors warp is a bad rotor ( it happens ) a bad grip on the rotor ( from the Caliper ) or bad driving ( the driver speeds up and slows down real fast ( my wife borrowed my car for a trip. When she came up the street she drove it like she's dives her Spectra, when she stop next to me I could FEEL the heat coming off those brakes. The kind of use will warp a rotor.)
We know that once you WARP a piece of metal it will always try to go back to that warped shape.
Your plan is sound- buy NEW third party rotors and get some life out of them for a change. When you remove the calipers use a flat file to remove the rust from the slides, and then using a tissue with a small dab of never seize on it , work that into the porosity of the metal when the rust was.
That helps the caliper to move better inboard and outboard , during braking.
#12 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [bpgungirl]
Aug 04, 2006 (4:21 am)
I have a 2005 sedona, the brakes failed/ needed replaced at 5600, then new pads at 13000, 21000, 30000, and now at 42000. I asked Kia why they were wearing down so fast. He said that either I ride my brake or that Tires Plus doesn't know how to do brakes. I then told him that my drivers side front pads wear down 2-3x faster then my passanger side and he told my that sometimes they wear a little faster on one side then the other. I know I am past the 36000 mi lemon law but if I could get any help I would appriciate it. Thanks
#13 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [bpgungirl]
Aug 04, 2006 (4:39 am)
your calipers are not setup correctly and need attention. they are need sitting above the rotor when the pistons press on the pads they must be either inboard or outboard.
The pads brakes should last about 30,000 miles of moderate highway driving.
City Driving- reduce that to 10,000 since City people are different from country people.
plus your car weighs 4700 pounds.
If you want to reduce the brake interval do your own front brakes and put on pads and rotors at the same time and you will have better luck.
you can also upgrade to the ceramic pads and the drilled brake rotors, i saw them for this car on sale.
If you have paid $ 80 for 5 brake jobs you already paid for the difference in price.
#14 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [smulvey]
Aug 04, 2006 (5:53 am)
In reading all the posts about Brake problems, I'm wondering if any of the problems are occuring with ABS Brakes. Our 04 EX has the ABS option, and we have had no brake problems in 25k miles. Possibly different rotor mfg or specs?
On another subj -- Has anyone found a replacement for KIA Auto Trans fluid?
#15 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [smulvey]
Aug 04, 2006 (9:10 am)
The caliper problem, would this not be something kia should take care of?
I am currently looking for new rotors NOT from kia. My thinking is that the rotors they are using are causing most of my/our problems with the brakes.
I am going to call R1 Concepts and find out if they have rotors for the Sedona. I think they sell pads too. I wonder if we can get SUV pads so that they don't wear as quick.