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04 kia sedona makes whining noise maybe power steering pump?

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  • rkinney May 06, 2009

    I had a whining noise also until just recently have noticed the power steering getting difficult. I believe the power steering unit itself has some sort of failure. I read that if the seals go out the steering goes out. I can still turn, but it is like the 50's when PS was a luxury. My fluid level has not changed which would seem to say I don't have any leaks. New steering units look to sell for around $350-$450 (not counting labor). Would appreciate any ideas to lower cost??

    Additionally I have had to replace over the last 3 yrs (2 wheel bearings,and 2 rotors)

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Hard to say..I just recently replaced both tensioners on the timing belt. One was going out and there was a screaming/whining sound similar to a fan belt slipping. They run about $80 each and are a dealer only item. The info to do it yourself can be found online at

http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: engine noise

If it gets worse when turning the wheel at a stop, then it's the power steering pump. Could be the power steering fluid also. Check your belts for wear or damage. The idle pulley will make a constant noise, sometimes whining sometime screeching. To check idler pulley it is best to remove belts.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: change spark plug wires on 04 kia sedona

REMOVAL OF THE PLUGS:

Do not attempt any maintenance on spark plug if engine is hot. 
1. Disconnect negative battery terminal. 
2. Carefully remove high-tension leads. 
3. Use compressed air to blow any dirt or debris from around spark plug hole. 
4. Check that spark plug fits squarely in spark plug socket and remove spark plug.

Raise a vehicle and install SST(OK552 131 001) in order to replace cylinder 2, 4, 6 spark plug. 

INSTALLATION:

1. Install spark plug into cylinder head.

Tightening torque : 18~22lb-ft (25~30N·m, 2.5~3.0kg-m)

2. Reconnect high-tension leads. 
3. Reconnect negative battery cable. 

Hope this helps and simple to understand. Good luck

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Kia Sedona Power steering pump belt tightness

I have never used a torque wrench on them just tighten it down good 1/4 inch play in belt is lots!! hope this helps

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My 1999 dodge Intrepid makes a loud whining noise

if the winning noise gets louder when you turn the steering wheel, it is the power steering pump.
99 to 04 intrepids have a serpintine belt with a self tightner.what i did with mine is **** the old power steering fluid out with a shop vac.replaced half with new fluid and top up with a transmission/power steering fluid additive.the noise went away after a couple of days.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: whining noise in engine

Checking the level of the power steering is a good start. The pump is mechanical, driven by the serpentine belt, and cannot be turned off. Your steering may seem normal but if you let it go, low fluid can destroy the pump.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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