Question about 2002 Kia Sedona
Looking from above you need to remove the air filter housing to make life simple. look down the back over the starter motor and you will see the diff housing with the sensor just on the top. from underneath you wont see it but its easy to feel.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
I'm a fairly mechanical female with a 2002 kia sedona that had this problem. Dealers quoted hundreds and hundreds to fix it. one mechanic quoted $600, another $300. I didn't have the money. If I could fix it, anyone with mechanical aptitude can. I bought the input sensor from Napa ($63). It is under the air filter housing and you must move the big hose over to get in there to remove it. HINT: clean the area carefully BEFORE removing the old sensor. I used a brush then several Q-tip dipped in alcohol. Removing and replacing the sensor is nothing compared to the prep and just finding it. Good luck with it. It fixed the failsafe downshifting issue completely. ALSO you MUST reset the sensor after replacing it. So, replace it somewhere you can pull right out onto a road and do the reset. First drive slowly without stopping and take it carefully through all gears to the top gear. Then stop. Then drive through all the gears without stopping but this time do it aggressively. This is a little tricky, but a MUST DO part of the process. Hope this helped!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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