2006 Kia Sedona Q&A
2006 Kia Sedona Question: Can mechanic damage front wheel speed sensor when replacing front wheel bearing?
Got 2006 Kia Sedona inspected on Friday, hit with a bill for $745 to replace right front wheel bearing and a new batter because of problem with frequent non-start of van. Saturday morning, started van, backing out of driveway and ABS and ESC OFF lights come on and there is vibration and pulsating in brake upon pressing of brake pedal. Van back at mechanic on Monday in which they claim that right front wheel speed sensor was going bad, which was caused by old wheel bearing that went bad, causing the axle to be loose and rattle around causing the speed sensor to start to go bad, but would not have known it until the replacement of the wheel bearing made the right front tight causing the speed sensor to get readings kicking the ABS light on. Cost to replace this is $138. Get van home and immediately upon restarting, Check Engine Light comes on. So now what? Can anyone shed some light on this BS? - tomjak
was the abs light on before the repair?? Roy - mastertech6371
The battery is most likely a different issue to the other problems. A bad wheel bearing can definitely affect/damage an ABS wheel sensor but one would imagine the light would have been on prior to the repair. If a person is careless during the course of wheel bearing repair or let the ABS sensor harness support the weight of the suspension the sensor can easily be damaged. For illustration and repair instructions Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com - patrick mannion