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Kia Sedona Steering Wheel Vibration

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  • Can anyone validate the turning off the ESC? I wish I had read this yesterday as I had my Sedona on the highway last night and I have been having this vibe for over a year. On the original Michelins and now the newer Kumhos. New brakes, road force balancing, alignment and it is still there. I will will be reseaching a clunk in the steering when parked I noticed last night. I had anothe car do this and it was a sticky caliper that caused the pad to just rub the rotor so the hyper ESC makes total sense to me.

    Chris
  • On my 2007 Entourage with 45,000 miles turning esc on or off had no effect. I just did a 3,000 mile roundtrip to Dallas from Niagara Falls, and had great hopes after reading this website for the ESC thing. But i tried it at least 25 times and made NO difference. I think my car was better balanced befor I had the tires rotated, NOT re- balanced. I dont know if they put the tires on the axel slilghtly crooked, or tighten them too much to distort something or what. But the simple act of rotation made the vibration change on my car from very very minimal to annoying at speeds between 71 and 75 mph. which of course is my favorite speed. So i either go 69mph or 78 mpth to avoid the annoying vibration and steering wheel shake. After almost 4 years it still pisses me off, and i can't resolve it. The Dealer is worthless, they dont care and the max speed in NYS is 65 so they dont feel obilgated. Ths will be my last Hyundai. Plus the sound proofing on this minivan is non exiistent. Very unpleasant on a long trip.
  • Thanks for the reply. My Kia has about 47000 on it as well. I just came back from a trip from Pa to Chicago and it drives me crazy. 78-79 almost gone. Any lower steering wheel shimmys. Go faster shimmy at an even higher frequency. I also rotated my tires before the trip and it seemed worse. I will be checking for loose parts in the front end tonight. :mad:
  • Well i have read ever post and I still have this problem as of day one when we purchased the van. anyone have any luck with a final replair fix!!
  • This problem was driving me crazy too. In my case it turned out to be bad tires. Once they were replaced the problem went away. It's been smooth sailing ever since. Good luck!
  • ATTENTION!!! the vibration WAS driving me crazy too. I took off my snow tires which I have mounted on other wheels, and put the rear tire on the front, then put my other summer tires on the back.
    Now for the discovery! As I removed each tire I looked for anything that might be loose, out of place and inspected each wheel and tire. Well low and behold each wheel has a groove in the middle of the flat part on the inside that faces the tire that goes all the way around the wheel. (If you look at it with this in mind it might be easier to find) Well the grove was filled with dirt and cinders from the road that had built up on the wheel. I took a wire brush to the dirt and thats how I found the grove. After I wire brushed all the wheels and finished rotating the tires I went for a ride. No matter what speed up to 75mph on straights or curves, on the gas or not the steering wheel was rock solid. I might add that before I had a wobble in the steering wheel at any speed even as slow as 15-20mph but on had hard curve it deminished a little.
    Sorry to bore you people but if it fixes the problem for you it was worth it.
    I change the oil and waxed the van and without the viberation it like driving a new van again. :)
  • As you can see this is for 04 Sedoona and may be the same for the 05
    You can get most of the information your look for at

    http://www.kiatechinfo.com/
    all you need todo is sign up for the site...

    SEDONA(GQ) >2004 > G 3.5 DOHC > Driveshaft and axle
    Symptom-related diagnostic procedure
    Front axle
    Problem
    Possible cause
    Action
    Steering wheel vibration
    Excessive wheel bearing play
    Adjust or replace
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Pulling to one side
    Excessive wheel bearing play
    Adjust or replace
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Bent steering linkage
    Repair or replace
    Improper tire pressure
    Adjust or replace
    Incorrect toe adjustment
    Adjust
    Brake dragging
    Repair or replace
    Fatigued front coil spring
    Replace
    Bent front suspension lower arm or loose mounting
    Repair or replace
    Excessive steering wheel play
    Loose front wheel bearing
    Adjust or replace
    Incorrect steering gear preload adjustment
    Adjust
    Steering gear worn
    Repair or replace
    Steering column shaft worn or damaged
    Repair or replace
    Front suspension lower arm mounting bolt
    bushing worn or damaged
    Repair or replace
    Linkage
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Insufficient grease on knuckle or joint of jointshaft
    Lubricate or replace
    Bending of joint shaftor drive shaft
    Replace
    Worn joint shaft spline or drive shaft
    Replace
    Insufficient grease on joint or knuckle of drive shaft
    Lubricate or replace
    Worn drive shaft
    Replace
    Grease leakage from boot
    Damage or tear of boot
    Replace
    Malfunction or misassembly of boot band
    Replace
    Excessive grease
    Repair
    Abnormal noise from driveshaft and joint
    Insufficient grease in driveshaft joint or knuckle
    Lubricate or replace
    Excessive backlash on knuckle
    Replace
    Worn front wheel driveshaft joint
    Replace

    Rear axle
    Problem
    Possible cause
    Action
    Steering wheel vibration
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Excessive wheel bearing play
    Adjust or replace
    Pulling to one side
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Excessive wheel bearing play
    Adjust or replace
    Improper tire pressure
    Adjust or replace
    Brake dragging
    Repair or replace
    Fatigued rear coil spring
    Replace
    Excessive wheel play
    Excessive wheel bearing play
    Adjust or replace
    Loose rear wheel bearing
    Adjust or replace
    Linkage
    Damaged or worn wheel bearing
    Replace
    Insufficient grease on spindle
    Lubricate or replace

    Good luck with your KIA :cry:
  • Some owners of 2002-2005 Sedona vehicles produced from 5/1/2001-8/31/2005 may complain of front
    suspension noise over rough road surfaces at speeds between 18-31 MPH. To reduce the noise Kia has
    redesigned the strut mount with a modified rubber composition to improve the overall sound dampening in the
    affected speed range. However, all other suspension components should be checked for performance
    prior to installing these replacement strut mounts. Concerns with worn out struts andlor rubber
    mounting components should be addressed before installing these revised mounts. This TSB should
    only be used for customer complaints at speeds between 18-31 MPH.
    GROUP
    Chassis
    NUMBER
    01 5
    Use Date Coding on Mount Assembly to determine whether mount is of the latest configuration (Three (3)
    letters stamped on top of mount):
    MODEL
    Sedona
    DATE
    January 2007
    Examples Shown:
    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
    SUBJECT:
    2002-2005 SEDONA STRUT MOUNT IMPROVEMENTS
    Previous Mount Coding: YCE
    Y= 2004
    C= March
    E= 5th day of production
    Revised Mount Coding: BEN
    B= 2006
    E= May
    N= 14th day of production
    The date code must be after: AH5
    A= 2005
    H= August
    5= 31st day of production (A-Z then 1,2,3,4,5)
    I Days of the month run A-Z then 1.2,3,4,5 due to the fact there are only 26 alpha letters available. I
    File Under: Chassis
    Circulate To: General Manager X Service Manager Parts Manager
    Service Advisor(s) Technician(s) X Body Shop Manager X Fleet Repair
    Page 2 of 3
    Raise and properly support the vehicle.
    Remove the front tire and wheel assembly.
    Remove the two (2) Lower strut to upper
    steering knuckle bolts on each side.
    Disconnect the brake hose and ABS wheel
    speed sensor from the strut assembly.
    A * NOTICE 1 1 I ~ o t oeri entation bf mount before removal I
    I from vehicle I
    5. Open hood and remove four (4) upper strut
    retaining nuts.
    6. Remove the strut assembly from the
    vehicle. Mount strut assembly into strut
    compressor.
    7. Compress the strut assembly using
    manufacturers instructions provided with
    tool and replace upper strut mount
    assembly as required.
    Torque the strut to strut mount nut to 88-101
    Ibs. ft. (1 20-1 37Nm).
    TSB:ChaOl5 Sedona January 2007
    Page 3 of 3
    NOTICE 1 I I position dimple to match mount orientation I as removed in Step 5. I
    8. Install the strut assembly into the vehicle
    Tighten the four (4) upper mount nuts to
    33-46 Ibs. ft. (46-62 Nm).
    9. Connect the brake hose and ABS speed
    sensor to their retaining bracket.
    10. Install the two (2) Lower strut to upper
    steering knuckle bolts and nuts, tighten to
    65-79 Ibs. ft. (88-108 Nm).
    11. Install wheel and tire assembly. tighten lug
    nuts to 65-79 Ibs. ft. (88-108 Nm).
    12. Repeat procedure for other side if
    necessary.
    13. Perform wheel alignment.
    Parts Information:
    I Strut Insulator Assembly I QOK52Y34380Q I
    Warranty Information
    Repair
    Description
    Claim Type
    W
    I Labor OP Time Code I I Related Parts Causal PIN
    OK52Y 34380
    (If)ro nt strut mount
    QOK52 Y34380Q
    Part
    Q ~ Y
    0 Replacement of two 54797F01 I .6
    (2) front strut mounts I I I
    1 Wheel Alignment 15'902~00 1 ,0 1
    TSB:ChaOl5 Sedona January 2007
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