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2004 Kia Sorento Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2004 Kia Sorento

2004 Kia Sorento Problems

Head Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

One or both head light bulbs may burn out prematurely requiring replacement. There have also been reports of other bulbs burning out often as well.

Revised Crankshaft Pulley Bolt

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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

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2004 Kia Sorento Questions

What is the procedure for replaceing a thermostat (1 answer)

what gaskets and or sealents are needed to prevent leaks

Seat won't move back (1 answer)

Drivers seat will move forward but not backwards

Do you have to remove transmission in order to remove crankshaft.? (2 answers)

My bolt for balancer broke inside crankshaft. Cant drill out so have to change crankshaft.

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2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

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I purchased a Kia for my Daughter 7 years ago. This car has taken her through High school,College and now Grad School. College and Grad school has been over 100 miles away. She love this car and it has been a blessing for us. We purchased this car used with over 60,000 miles. We have had our share of repairs however repairs come with normal wear and tear on a vehicle. When we purchased the...
coolant fan will not shut off, doors lock an unlock by themselves. Call me crazy but I love my KIA
Bought my Sorento new in 2005 & thought yay!! Have a vehicle with great coverage! Wrong .... Replaced a lot of headlights,belts,small stuff that adds up. But last week the crank shaft bolt broke off & went through a head gasket! No recall on the bolt! My Sorento only had 80,000 !! Crazy that my car is worth nothing now. I will never buy another Kia, they don't stand behind their vehicles!!!! Th...

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