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My heater seems to be to cold and temp gauge stays very low, also steering seems very sloppy, any ideas, I am new to Kia Cars
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My heater seems to be to cold and temp gauge stays very low, also steering seems very sloppy, any ideas, I am new to Kia Cars
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First which model is it ie Petrol/Diesel etc where are you? Do you only do short journeys ,has it only just started doing this? The steering maybe the trackrod ends need replacing and dont forget it has power steering fitted.
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sorry its a diesel in the uk very cold at present
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[QUOTE=triumph;274336]Hi
sorry its a diesel in the uk very cold at present
just bought it, also how often does timing belt need to be changed and how long to do job, is it a diy job
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sorry its a diesel in the uk very cold at present
just bought it, also how often does timing belt need to be changed and how long to do job, is it a diy job
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Hi I've got a diesel sedona and live in the East Midlands and mine in this cold snap takes ages to warm up normally 10-12 miles or more depending how cold it is, Cambelt needs changing every 60,000 miles or 5 years ,have a look on Ebay its normally littered with Sedonas with snapped cam belts. You can do it your self if your handy with a spanner its a bit of a to do but possible I've done 4. Make sure you have the socket to get the bottom pulley bolt out its 38 mm I think off hand and it helps to have a mate on hand at times. Where in the country are you?

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Thanks for that, I am in Reading area, how much do garage charge to do timing belt, anybody know.
Regarding the heater I did 90 miles the other day and still blows cold
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Thanks for that, I am in Reading area, how much do garage charge to do timing belt, anybody know.
Regarding the heater I did 90 miles the other day and still blows cold
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Couple of years ago before I'd done one my local Kia dealer wanted £537.35 to do the belt. If after 90 miles and its still cold then I'd have a look at the thermostat and change it, if its stuck open the engine would'nt warm up so no heater.
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do simple test
start the car in the morning, touch all of the coolant lines and see which one is the warmest. Check radiator lines (in and out). They should be cold. Then, let it run for couple of minutes, check again (it should be warmer, right?)
Check radiator too. If you feel ANY heat on radiator itself, or inlet line than very likely thermostat is stuck open.

Side note:
the inlet line may get warmer (partially) due to convection and some other heat exchange processes. The upper part will be warm, while bottom part (of the inlet line only) will be cold. Nothing should be detected on the radiator itself, nor on the bottom line.

I bet you checked coolant level...

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Default I have a similar problem-could be air locked

I know we have been around this buoy before but I cannot get anywhere with an airlock in my 2001 Sedonna 2.9 TDI. I recently had one of the rear heater pipes go just above the spare wheel and replaced the two which were corroded with rubber pipes. It all worked fine but what I did do was to fill the car up with water and test it while the rear was up in the air on the ramps. I therefore assume I introduced an air lock in to the system. I tried everything (both heaters on whilst running, massaging the pipes even taking the rear return pipe off with engine running but the airlock will not budge) I subsequently took the bottom hose off the radiator and put the front of the car on the ramps to drain the system down and ensure the front of the car was the high point and refilled it with water. Still the thing seems to be air locked and now the front heater only works intermittently. Sometimes the heater works and sometimes it doesn't but when it does get going and we are on a run it is fine. Until then the thing is intermittent. The rear heater rarely gets warm.

The water that came out was not particularly dirty or sludgy and when I had the bottom hose off I put it back on and filled up a couple of times and let it back off again to flush any sludge that might have built up out, but I didn't see any. I also noticed that the temperature gauge is a bit erratic now. I have ordered a thermostat and am going to fit that this weekend just in case along with another £5 of antifreeze...!! I assume the thermostat is in the housing just below the pressure cap? I suspect the thermostat might be having a bearing on the problem but it is being masked due to the cold weather and the fact that we are only undertaking short journeys at the moment.

My main question does anyone have any ideas for getting this air lock out? Should I draw the whole system down and start again? Is there a good way to fill it back up again? Engine running maybe? This air lock is doing my head in especially in the freezing cold.

Garteful for any advice.
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I know we have been around this buoy before but I cannot get anywhere with an airlock in my 2001 Sedonna 2.9 TDI. I recently had one of the rear heater pipes go just above the spare wheel and replaced the two which were corroded with rubber pipes. It all worked fine but what I did do was to fill the car up with water and test it while the rear was up in the air on the ramps. I therefore assume I introduced an air lock in to the system. I tried everything (both heaters on whilst running, massaging the pipes even taking the rear return pipe off with engine running but the airlock will not budge) I subsequently took the bottom hose off the radiator and put the front of the car on the ramps to drain the system down and ensure the front of the car was the high point and refilled it with water. Still the thing seems to be air locked and now the front heater only works intermittently. Sometimes the heater works and sometimes it doesn't but when it does get going and we are on a run it is fine. Until then the thing is intermittent. The rear heater rarely gets warm.

The water that came out was not particularly dirty or sludgy and when I had the bottom hose off I put it back on and filled up a couple of times and let it back off again to flush any sludge that might have built up out, but I didn't see any. I also noticed that the temperature gauge is a bit erratic now. I have ordered a thermostat and am going to fit that this weekend just in case along with another £5 of antifreeze...!! I assume the thermostat is in the housing just below the pressure cap? I suspect the thermostat might be having a bearing on the problem but it is being masked due to the cold weather and the fact that we are only undertaking short journeys at the moment.

My main question does anyone have any ideas for getting this air lock out? Should I draw the whole system down and start again? Is there a good way to fill it back up again? Engine running maybe? This air lock is doing my head in especially in the freezing cold.

Garteful for any advice.
The thermostat is below the filler cap on the Diesel motor. Just as an idea have you tried ringing up the local Kia dealer and asking to speak to the workshop? sometimes they are helpful and other times you get some neanderthal who worked on a Model T and still thinks he is.
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