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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 Kia Optima - Steering & Suspension - 7/6/2014
    Electric steering ok at slow speeds but becomes tighter and difficult to control at 70+
    KIA says thats the way they were designed. Phooey
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Sportage - Steering & Suspension - 6/21/2014
    How many arm bushings does the car have and is it costly to replace ?
    ?must i replace with kia parts only ? and if so is this a safety issue that requires immediate attention ?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Kia Spectra5 - Steering & Suspension - 6/19/2014
    Is it the clutch or some other problem?
    when pushing down the clutch, it doesn't work
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 6/17/2014
    Front end suppression
    Hard impact to bottom of vehicle. Bent bravket holding suspension arm. What is prooer angle of arm.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 6/17/2014
    How to replace Front suspension rods & bushings
    Hard impact on front bracket for suspension rod. Bent bracket, possible bent arm. What is correct placement/angle?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Rio - Steering & Suspension - 6/9/2014
    Whats wrong with my car, steering wheel viabrating and knocking
    i spun my car out at 80mph and i went sideways on a grass verge, there was a piece of metal on the floor that hit the side of my car and dented it and pushed the side up so my rear door doesnt close properly butwhat problems could arise from doing this sideways on ...
     
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  • Dakup
    Dakup - 2007 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 5/27/2014
    Steering making sound when turn right
    "why is my car making sound when the steering is turned ti the right even when the oil is normal"
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/27/2014 GT500Knights
      You need to include more information as to what kind of problem you're having. Is the problem a clicking noise when steering? If so then your cv joint/axle is shot. Is it a pop sound? Check your control arm bushings. Does this happen when going over speed bumps? Check your tie rod ends and ball joints.
    • Dakup
      5/27/2014 Dakup
      Thanks, it happens when the vehicle is stationary or at a very slow speed. The legs have been checked and all the joints are intact. The sound looks like a lubrication problem
  • Dakup
    Dakup - 2007 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 5/27/2014
    Steering making sound when turn right
    "why is my car making sound when the steering is turned ti the right even when the oil is normal"
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Kia Sorento - Steering & Suspension - 5/12/2014
    L Rear Brake or Axle sqeeks /chirps with low / initial press of brake for stop. Brand new pads and rotor replaced twice
    Replaced pads and rotors, thought I received defective parts, replaced again all new. Still get the squeak / chirp with light pressure as I begin to stop. Heavier full stop pressure-sound goes away. I think the axle is 1 piece, without a bearing, seal or hub. ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/12/2014 GT500Knights
      Was the brake assembly lubricated with brake caliper grease? Grease should be applied to the caliper slide pins, the backs of the brake pads, any any part of the pad that may come into contact with the caliper housing or caliper mounting bracket. Never apply lubricant to the pad lining surfaces.
  • Katt
    Katt - 2002 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 4/16/2014
    How to diagnose steering problems
    It is very hard to turn my steering wheel. I have checked fluids and belts and they seem fine. I'm not hearing and noises from pump. also when driving I am hearing a thumping noise which seems to be coming from front drivers side. started around the same time as ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/16/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Check for a restricted filter screen in the bottom of the reservoir. Or just buy a new reservoir from Kia and put it in and see. The thumping noise, don't know, have to hear it and feel it.
      HouseCallAuto
      7/5/2014 AutoMD Member
      which reservoir are you speaking of
  • gil
    gil - 2011 Kia Optima - Steering & Suspension - 4/8/2014
    Grinding noise when turning left
    When driving along if I turn. Steering left
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      This description is typical of a bad front wheel bearing, although kind of unusual for such a late model car but possible. Also possible is that the brake rotor is rubbing slightly on the metal splash shield.
  • kmac2
    kmac2 - 2006 Kia Sportage - Steering & Suspension - 12/15/2013
    My vehicle makes a groaning/creaking noise when turning left. It has been getting worse over the last 6-8 months
    It has about 128,000 miles. I took it in to have it looked at and they drove it around and heard the noise in the front end like I had. We parked and he got out and had me turn the wheel. He could not replicate the sound by pushing on the front end or by me turning ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/15/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Identify the part by listening and looking while another turns the wheel and / or jounces the suspension. I realize this does not always re-create the noise but you still have to try to get it to make noise so you don't have to replace everything. Look for any brown powder near any joint which would be an indicator of a worn metal on metal (or binding) and the result often sheds microscopic metal particles that appear as a brown rust spot adjacent to a ball joint for example. Compare all parts left and right and look for something different with one of the components. Try to at least come to an agreement while road testing and listening for the noise to determine the side that the noise comes from which will help narrow down the number of possible sources. The possible sources of the noise you detail would likely come from either the lower ball joint or either of the control arm attachment points (worn bushing or loose bolt) or from the stabilizer bar links which have 2 very small little ball joint ends that attach to the strut on one end and the lower control arm on the other end. They seem to be about 6 to 8 inches long and looks like a thin rod (about 1/4" thick) with ball stud fittings at both ends. Sometimes one end breaks and disconnects from the rod and bangs around in a turn. You can buy new links and install them, not a terrible job to do.
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/14/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Either one ball joint is dry / frozen or the stabilizer bar links are dry / frozen.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/15/2013 kmac2
      What's the fix for that?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Kia Sedona - Steering & Suspension - 12/3/2013
    Roaring noise & vibration in front drivers wheel or axle area
    Feels like a out of balance or belt bust in tire, replaced tires & hub bearing. Turn to the right it goes away, checked brakes/rotors,tierod end, axle not clicking either, put on jack stands under the control arm & then put in drive & no noise, axle boots still good ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/3/2013 HouseCallAuto
      You are describing the typical bad front wheel hub bearing. maybe the noise is the pass side and it just seems like driver side. There is nothing else in that area that makes the noise you detail besides a bad hub bearing. It is definitely NOT the axle, the strut does not make that noise and the most classic detail that describes a bad bearing is you saying that when you turn the wheel in one direction the noise stops. Check the bearings again or get an experienced mechanic to road test it.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Kia Forte - Steering & Suspension - 11/18/2013
    Start up locker problem
    I can't start up the engine the message is manage the steering and the same time press the bottom to start. I replaced the start up locker from used cars twice its work for a while then shows same message.Do i need to replace this unit assy-pdm 1746061 s8u9604159 ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/18/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I don't know what a start up locker is, can you rewrite this and edit it?
      HouseCallAuto
      11/19/2013 AutoMD Member
      this is the switch on unit it has this serial number 81900-2M000 . i replaced it twice from used spare parts , its work and when i restart its show same message as above.
  • Lefabian & Katrina P
    Lefabian & Katrina P - 2005 Kia Sorento - Steering & Suspension - 11/15/2013
    My car squels soon as I crank engine what is the problem?
    It started last week sounds like it getting worst my belt has a couple of cracks in it could it be time to change or is it something else.
     
    • bear.1216
      11/15/2013 bear.1216
      Sounds like you need a new belt. If it is squeeling then it is stretched out and glazing over. Most belt makers say no more than six cracks per inch and no chunks missing. If it has any cracks and squeels you should just replace it.