Question about 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

I have a 2020 Sedona EX with 39K miles on it.

I have a 2002 Sedona EX with 39K miles on it. Problem: When the car is started cold (first start of the day) and placed into gear a loud chattering noise is heard underneath the hood. If shift lever is placed into neutral, noise goes away. Noise goes away quickly after driving the car and will not reappear as long as car is "warm." Transmission fluid and filter replaced at 60 months. I recently had the battery, alternator, and belts replaced by a local mechanic.

Posted by on

  • jcontarino3 Nov 20, 2009

    This makes sense to me. One thing I didn't state initially is that this noise did not appear until after my local mechanic had replaced the p/s, a/c and alt belts (no timing belt replaced). Is there any chance that this shield was in the way of the belt replacement? Or any chance a mechanic could hit this? Mechanic is a 22-year old under the supervision of the owner (two-mech shop). Not trying to dump on these guys but I do use them frequently for repairs and services on my three vehicles. Owner is a good guy and will do right by me if there is a chance that his mech erred. Regardless, they will be doing the repair to the shield. Thanks.

  • jcontarino3 Nov 20, 2009

    Solution makes perfect sense. My mechanic will have to confirm but I believe fingaz22 correctly diagnosed the problem. I appreciate his quick responses to my question and my follow-up.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,068 Answers

This sounds just like a heat shield on the exhaust on the manifold. what happens is when the car is cold the metal contracts and when the car is in gear IT IS UNDER LOAD AND CAUSE THE MOTOR TO SHAKE A LITTLE MORE THEN WHEN NO LOAD (Neutral) AND THE SHIELD RATTLES MAKING THE NOISE YOU HERE. ONCE THE HEAT FROM THE EXHAUST WARMS IT UP WITCH IS FAIRLY QUICK THE METAL EXPANDS AND GOES AWAY. (sorry for the caps didn't realize it). so the most common cause it the bolts rot off from rust and the fix is going to the dealer and getting a new one with new bolts. unfortunately these are not sold aftermarket and will need to be bought from a dealer. but your local shop can do that no problem.

if you have more question please ask. good luck and thanks.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

  • michael schultz
    michael schultz Nov 20, 2009

    no i don't thing so because it is on the side of the motor where the belts are on the front. but you never know. not a big thing at all and in most cases they can be tac welded and this is a 10 min repair. it is only there to sheild some of the direct heat from exhaust. it's always nice to have a good mech and let him mold that young kid and he will be good to. in time! well hope you make out okay!



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 kia sedona ex ac not working can jump ac

You could have several problems. If your pressure readings (freon) are low it will not kick on the clutch for the compressor. Do you happen to know what your pressure readings are when you do jump it or what they are (low or high pressure side) when it isn't engauged? Also you could be dealing with a relay or a sensor that detects your pressure readings. Really knowing your pressure readings would be a start before I can begin to help.

Sep 03, 2013 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

How do you flush the front heater core in a 2005 kia sedona ex?

you need to burp the system lift vehicle so front wheels are higher then back and run vehicle with heat on and coolant resivour cap off for about 30 mins

Jan 24, 2013 | 2005 Kia Sedona EX

1 Answer

2002 kia sedona missing when takeing off and going up hills check engine light is on. started gradually now does it all the time.oil is full and coolent is good.has over 111,000 miles

I had this same problem at 113,000 miles on my Sedona and I replaced the spark plugs and wires and it took care of this missing. It's an expensive job unless you do it yourself. However, the check engine light came back on so I have to replace the o2 sensor also. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to change the spark plugs. This is the best information you will find for changing spark plugs on a Sedona.

May 24, 2010 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

'03 Kia Sedona EX - ONLY Error Code - Clogged Catalytic Converter - Causing hesitation and 3 mpg reduction in gas mileage. Van in very good condition, 78,000 miles, 1 yr of 500 Miles/wk of Commuting...

Most "common" cause is and engine misfire that causes unburned fuel to enter the converter and overheat/melt the catalyst. The converter is covered by 8yr/80,000 mile warranty for defects, and may be covered thru Kia. On a positive note we have a 2005 sedona shuttle van a work with 250,000 miles on it and qoing strong.

Dec 29, 2009 | 2004 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

How do you set the time on a 2002 Kia Sedona EX?

The timing is not adjustable. The computer controls the timing and timing advance.

Oct 28, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

I have a kia sedona 2002 and it runs above tickover but dies when

its more than likley the idle conrtoll valve got a local garage and ask them to put it on the computer it will cost you about 20 pounds but it will pin point the problem but im sure thats whats wrong

Jul 17, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

Kia Sedona stopped running.

When is the last time you changed the oil? It sounds like you have gummed up your motor.

Jun 23, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

Engin shut-off

try refill on oil and unhook battery for 20 minutes rehook and see if it will start good luck

Feb 18, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer



Jan 03, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Kia Sedona Logo

Related Topics:

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides