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#29 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona transmission [gteachman]
Feb 17, 2011 (11:22 am)
In reply to my own posting. Harms Kia in Janesville told me They said there would be a $80 diagnostic charge. OK, go ahead. Then I learn the powertrain warranty covered only parts inside the transmission. OK. They would not cover any warranty because I did not change the transmission fluid at 30,000 miles. Gimmie a break, transmission fluid should be inspected at 30K but doesn't break down unless you do abusive towing. Their maint schedule is just a way to get people to return to the dealer and drop big bucks. They wanted $240 more to determine if the problem was inside or outside the transmission. I declined, thinking if the outside switch/lever is bad I can easily replace it myself. If internal, I would go to an independent shop that works on Mitusbishi transmissions.
Well at least they sprayed WD-40 type stuff all around the shift lever on top of the transmission and several weeks later the stiffness is mostly gone. I'm not complaining about the dealer, just telling a story.
Now the battery light came on and the alternator is not charging. More fun.
#30 of 50 kia drive train
May 23, 2011 (9:27 am)
2002 sedona with 130k suddenly won't go after loud pop when taking off from stop. No noises or vibration leaks or check engine light before. Now won't go into park. Transmission, axle cv joint or differential?
#31 of 50 2002 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems
Jun 04, 2011 (10:26 am)
My daughter (who is 6 months pregnant) and I were out in my Kia Sedona (2002). It was running just fine and nothing seemed to be wrong. All of a sudden it was like the transmission just wasn't working any more - like it was low on tranny fluid or something. I nursed it into a parking spot where I was going and went in to do what I needed to do. I came out about an hour later and hoping that the vehicle had cooled down and would work enough to get me home, I started the Kia and it starts just fine. I put it in gear and it really didn't want to move, but I got it going and went down the road about 2-3 blocks and the transmission just didn't do another thing. It coasted to the side of the road and that was all the further the transmission would pull the vehicle. AAA came and took us home and my husband thought it might have been a hose to the transmission that might have come loose, so he hooked it up and went to put more fluid in and it was full - didn't take even a half of a quart of fluid. Please, does anyone have any ideas? Someone mentioned a transmission sensor. Does this sound like that is the solution to my problem and if it is your opinion that it is, does anyone have the cost of such an animal. Thanks for your help.
#32 of 50 Kia Sedona Transmission Issue
Jun 08, 2011 (3:40 pm)
I have a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, 85,000 miles. The transmission jerked while I was driving then the veh. wouldn't shift into gear. I took it to dealer. They ran the code and stated the Input sensor had to be replaced and was not covered under warranty because it is located outside of the transmission. I took it to a trustworthy transmission shop and they replaced the sensor. The vehicle drove fine and they did not experience what I had. I drove the vehicle home and it worked great for about 3 days. Then it happened again. I took it to another repair place since prior transmission shop where sensor was replaced was too far. He did not experience what I had and told me that it could be a wiring issue, but trying to find the exact problem with the wiring could be costly. It was working fine and I took it home without having him look at wiring. This issued happens on and off and I don't know why Kia would not cover this under the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty since it does affect the driveability of the vehicle, the transmission. I am trying to find if anyone has had this problem and if they fixed it, what the issue was. I can't afford to pay thousands for a diagnostic on wiring.
#33 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems [madukes13]
Jun 11, 2011 (4:59 pm)
My 2002 was at 158000 and had been to a mechanic because the check engine light was on. it was cylanoid code and I was told to drive it and see what happens..bad thing..it stopped moving..nothing..had to get the transmission re-done because it burned up the trani..cost $2100..Wish I went to a mechanic who could give me better advice, found out later he did not work on automatic transmissions. there are several sensors and if one is not working it can possible cause other things to happen. My speed sensor was not working at 100% and it caused all of this..Good luck! It drives like new now!
#34 of 50 Re: Kia Sedona Transmission Issue [gmc66]
Jul 20, 2011 (9:17 am)
our 2005 kia sedona did the same thing last week and has been at the shop since then. aamco has done all diagnostic work for free. we also replaced a sensor and had all wiring checked only to find out it was the main computer,we are now trying to find out if this will be covered under warranty. will try to keep you posted!
#35 of 50 2002 Kia Sedona
Jul 24, 2011 (8:02 am)
I own a 2002 Kia sedona I just purchased, it ran great the first few days and then all of sudden it starts popping into 3rd gear and wont leave the gear unless I pull over put it in park turn the vehicle off and restart. It has been constantly doing this. Is there an easy way to fix this problem or am I going to have to spend thousands......
#36 of 50 Re: 2001 Kia Sedona CRDI [kaipie]
Jul 26, 2011 (9:32 am)
#37 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems [madukes13]
Sep 06, 2011 (7:40 am)
Need your HELP......I just experienced the same problem, what was the outcome on your tranny?
#38 of 50 noisy when driving in all gears
Sep 07, 2011 (5:43 am)
hi people can you help me out just bought a kia sedona 0n a 2004 plate.When driveing it there is noisy liks a grinding sort of niose while the car slow's down and once you press the break and put the clutch pedle in it stops. I have put on new breaks and disks yesterday, thinking that was the problem.So as i am not used to a kia i took it to them and they wernt sure but it gould be the gear box and told me to drop the oil and replace it. So two things 1st is has anybody had and solved this problem, and can anybody tell me what type of gear box oil should i put in it and there is a product you can buy that like moly slip can anbody help me. I am new to this site i normaly go for ford's