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Re: Front end vibration
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.
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....
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This is very serious and I would advise not driving it AT ALL, until a cause can be identified. Although you said it's "not the front end wobble", it sure sounds like there still is something wrong in the front end and/or the alignment. It could be broken engine mounts, missing hardware/very loose control arms, steering box connections, loose steering column, transmission mounts, driveshaft bearings/mounts or even loose lug nuts on the wheels just to name a few. Please have the car safely raised on jacks and have a mechanic or knowledgeable person look underneath for broken/damaged/missing parts.
Does it feel like its coming from the front or a certain side in the front and can you feel it in the steering wheel or brake pedal.Is it only at certain speeds accelerating,braking,decelerating or is it constant.
These models did have a recall on the rear thermostatic controll valve for the A/C. Have the system checked. The steering, check your powersteering fluid. These are kind of tight to give you a nice car like handling. These are not bad little vans. Have the front wheels balanced (if that is the vibration you are refering to). Let me know what you find and feel free to get back to me.
the power steering and bering are 2 seprate issues just be sure its not your rack and pionion that did not go bad as the inner tierod is connected the the rack and the power steering pump if the seals go out on the rack it can cause your power steering to go out and can also make the inner tierod loose wich can make a wheel vibrate. hope this helps
you could have more than one problem the vibration accelrating maybe an inner cv joint ,if you just had the tires replace and an aligment done they should have checked the front end for worn out ball joint and tierods but the wheel bearing may not have any movment but can still make noise
Several items can contribute to the shaking of the front end. Bad tires, any slack in the hubs, a bad CV joint, worn tie rods, ball joints. I would first check out the tires and then proceed to searching for components that have worn and have slack in them. Replace as necessary.
one check if your wheels are tight 95 ftlbs if mag wheels remove make sure no heavy corrosin arond hub and rim wheel will not seat properly and come loose. 2 check front end if belts are showing check ball joints and tie rides for wear vans are also known
for bad wheel bearings even if you cant hear it at 80km50mph give or take it may have ecssive play
check that front end .otherchecks ps pump and or loose p/s belt
Jack up the front end and put stands under it and block rear wheels. Look at axle boots and see if they are cracked. Try turning wheel back and forth sharply and see if you can hear any clicking. Problem could be outer axle joints. If the boots are cracked or you hear a clicking noise you will have to replace the axle. The axle and boot come as a complete unit. Please let me know what you find out.