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Front end vibration

After driving my 2002 kia sedona for about 20 minutes, the front end and steering wheel begin to vibrate when i take my foot off the gas or begin to brake. When I give it gas the vibating stops.

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    Brent Sweedman Mar 30, 2009

    My 1995 ford escort wagon shakes on one side when I apply the brakes.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    is it a problem to keep driving

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We're on our second Sedona and have had this problem on both. In our case it was the front brake rotors. The dealer told me that they're not made thick enough to handle heat loads. They are super-sensitive to heating and warp easily.

With my Sedonas the pads were not retracting completely, sometimes dragging on the rotors (not enough to notice this while driving) causing them to heat even when the brakes were not being applied and causing this front end shaking in the steering wheel when braking. When it got worse, the brake pedal would vibrate too. When we would take it up the mountains the long braking periods on the downslopes would make it much worse as the rotors heated up. The dealership had them machined but the issue persisted and ended up replacing the front rotors.

Replacing rotors is not a difficult task if you're mechanically-inclined and have the right tools. I've done it on many vehicles (though not my Sedonas as they were warranty jobs) and it's usually less expensive to replace them with new ones from your parts store than to have a brake shop work on them.

Hope this helps.

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Transmission seems to slipping....2002 kia sedona
While driving on a level road at 120-km//hr my car suddenly **** or slippping.The engine rpm increases but the speed decreasses.I feel that the gear shifting at least from the fourth gear to third.
I stop the car for a while and when the car shifter to REVERSE a strong **** observe.
please advise....

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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