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2002 Kia Sedona EX 4dr Auto

2002 Kia Sedona
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door EX, 2WD Minivan
15 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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January 11, 2013, 8:19 pm

Nikki D

Question: Weird noise/feel when accelerating?

My 2002 Kia Sedona makes a weird grinding noise when I drive it. Sitting still it doesn't make this noise. I can also feel it when I drive. Could it be my front wheel bearing is going out or is out? I had this problem about 3 months ago and first replaced the brakes/roters and then ended up putting it in the shop to get a new axle put on. It is doing the same thing again but it couldn't possible be the axle again could it? I haven't had any accidents or anything and honestly I'm just tired of this thing breaking down. I bought it for $1,000 in March 2012 and have put almost $10,000 in it since then.

January 16, 2013, 8:47 pm

Richard W
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You need to find a better auto tech. You could rebiuld the hole car for $10,000. It could be the wheel bearing. Or the transmission output bearings. But I would get a different shop to look at it. Or the dealer.

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January 17, 2013, 8:43 am

Nikki D

If it is either of those will driving it hurt it more?

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January 17, 2013, 7:31 pm

Richard W
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It could. Without seeing it I could not really say. But I would not drive it to much

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