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#22 of 86 Re: road noise..van or tires? [jimmyy43]
Mar 12, 2008 (9:13 am)
I have noticed a big difference in road noise when buying new tires for our 3 different min vans over the years.
My 2004 Kia Sedona has Kumho Tires, and they very low on road noise compared to some other tires I have had.
I replaced 1 along with sub-in of the original equip spare (full Kumho) - to get two new tires on the front of my van (at 60,000km)- They are actually pretty expensive, but I am happy with them.
The rears are still like new and so now I will rotate regularly.
Hope this helps
#23 of 86 Re: road noise..van or tires? [chrisbatto]
Mar 24, 2008 (5:59 pm)
I'll go to the Tire Rack web site and review the Kumo. Hope they have a 235/60/R17
#24 of 86 Re: Rear Hatch/Panel problem-Lemon law. [lavrishevo]
Apr 12, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Are you a Kia Cust Serv Rep assigned to damage control??
#25 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [lavrishevo]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:15 am)
I have the awful squeeking in the back of my '06 Sedona as well. When you say lock latch are you referring to the latch that locks the seat to the floor or the latch on the rear hatch door? For me the squeeking is worse when the seats are folded into the floor.
I have not found time to ride in the back while someone drives yet.
#26 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [mluhring]
May 01, 2008 (1:02 pm)
No, I am referring to the lock that locks the rear gate closed, the rear door. Spray WD 40 or silicon lubricant (better) spray located in the lock mechanism on the rear door. Use the little red tube that comes with the bottle to direct the spray of the lubricant inside the lock mechanism. Spray on both sides of the curved metal locking piece. Again it is the lock on the rear gate / door whatever you want to call it. I spray once a month and no more rattle. You can also use the lubricant to lube all the hinges and rollers / track on the sliding doors as well as as the four windows that go up / down. Lube the rubber where it meets the glass. Use the silicon for this not WD 40. This lessons the stress on the window motors to move the glass extending the life of the window motor as well as providing faster operation. Does not hurt to lube the seat hinges as well. Lubrication is your friend for moving parts. Very good stuff.
#27 of 86 Knocking Noice Behind Glove Box
May 28, 2008 (12:38 pm)
Anyone found out what this is yet? We have taken our '06 van to the dealership once and they could not figure it out. They thought it may be something to do with the computer but it started again as soon as I got home. Whenever we cut the van off the knocking comes from behind the glove box about 5 times.
#28 of 86 Re: Knocking Noice Behind Glove Box [colfaxwolf]
May 28, 2008 (7:23 pm)
Do you have a cd in the cd player? Sometimes when we would shut off the motor on our '02 the cd player would knock about a half-dozen times or so. It didn't really matter if it was playing or not, such as if you were listening to the radio when you shut the car off. It would also happen when you'd just shut the radio off sometimes. Intermittent problem; didn't always happen.
#29 of 86 Horrible noise in rear of van
Mar 02, 2007 (6:09 pm)
03 sedona. sometimes sounds like a plane is taking off, whirling noise, really sounds like you are in a plane heading down the runway. goes away, Fuel Pump ?? please help me so can repair before it really gets worse.
#31 of 86 Re: Horrible noise in rear of van [radiantbarrier]
Mar 06, 2007 (3:35 pm)
If the sound is coming from the right rear of the vehicle...then it possibly could be the Rear A/C Expansion Valve / groaning noise problem (TSB # KT2005062805).
Problem: "Intermittent high pitched whine or siren type noise from rear A/C unit"
Fix: "Replace the rear expansion valve...this applies to vehicles produced before 12/20/03."
If you search the "problems" forum you will see more about this noise and fix.