2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance
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2004 Kia Sorento ProblemsSoftware Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
In order to correct a problem that results in difficulty starting, engine vibration, or a rattling sound from the engine compartment, Kia released an updated crankshaft pulley bolt.
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
2004 Kia Sorento QuestionsAny suggestions? (1 answer)
Replaced throttle positioning sensor, crankshaft sensor, still getting all kinds of codes and check engine light still coming on, any suggestions
Should I play it safe and get compressor and clutch? Tested high with gauges. Freon completely empty.