» » »

Kia Q&A

Ask Your Question

2008 Kia Sedona Question: transmission stuck in 3 gear with a harness shortcut not sending signal to trans

 

Question

kia trans, El Paso, TX, January 02, 2014, 19:45
 Rookie

Vehicle carries a brand new trans., whole valves case was replaced and did not make a change at all. It burned two computers already. Local Kia dealer engineers decide to replace the van to the original owner instead of going through the trouble of taking the extra step in finding the main problem reason, the vehicle runs only in 3rd gear

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    G. T. Service Center (3104 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG January 02, 2014, 20:08
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Sometimes it would be more costly for them and reputation. The quick fix is to replace it and take the back to the factory to diagnose for future reference to repairs.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    kia trans, January 02, 2014, 20:14
     Rookie

    Yes, I see the point, but how does someone owning the vehicle bought in an auction can put the vehicle to run properly?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    ProfessorG, January 02, 2014, 20:17
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    That will be a legal question, I'm not legal enough.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    kia trans, January 02, 2014, 20:20
     Rookie

    No, but that is not what I mean, what I mean is how does such electrical problem can be fixed?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    ProfessorG, January 02, 2014, 20:24
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    By tracing the circuit to the fault, with diag tools.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    kia trans, January 02, 2014, 20:29
     Rookie

    Thank you much for your answers....

    Flag This
  • Reply

    ProfessorG, January 02, 2014, 20:31
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Hope it helps, Good Day

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 03, 2014, 06:41
     Master

    what about your 10 yr 100k mile warranty

    Flag This
  • Reply

    ProfessorG, January 03, 2014, 06:46
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    That's why they want to replace it. By the way the 10yr, 100,000 has to be purchased for bumper to bumper.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    kia trans, January 03, 2014, 08:34
     Rookie

    The 10 yr 100 k covered first owner thereafter there is no more dealer warranty for 2nd owners and extended warranty was not brought...

    Flag This
  • Reply

    ProfessorG, January 03, 2014, 10:34
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    I had to pay extra for bumper to bumper, over just power train.

    Reply
    Flag This