This is at the very bottom in the middle. On thursday august 2nd at approximately 11:00am I went to central kia in plano and met with ms. This vehicle was purchased at brick city motors, 316 broadway ave, newark, nj 07104. After the part was replaced on the crank shaft pulley, the contact heard a grinding noise in the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. On July 26 the vehicle would not start up and a friend of mine took me to her brothers mechanic shop.
They say there is no recalls, how could there not be recalls here in the usa. We are simply an informational website. Engine and Engine Cooling 2005 Kia Sorento Engine and Engine Cooling Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10822583 Incident Date: September 22, 2015 Date Added to File: January 27, 2016 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2005 kia sorento. Thru normal use, the bolt becomes loose causing damage to the balancer. The last time, the car was considered irreparable due to the inevitability of failure due to faulty design of the factory made crank shaft bolt.
The problem has come back to haunt him. These are at the four corners of the radiator, and you will need about 1'+ of extensions to reach through the bumper to get to the lower ones. This causes belt miss alignment and can ultimately result in crankshaft failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 97,000. Repair took 6 business days 8 calendar days and again no alternate transportation was offered or provided. Next remove timing belt making careful note of where the gear is before removing belt.
The only way I can think of removing the bolt is to take a torch and heat the bolt head cherry red so the heat moves down the bolt and into the threads. He got them safely to pepboys and they had to spend the night in north carolina and the next day pepboys confirmed it was the crankshaft bolt. Then there is also three 13mm bolts on the firewall passenger side of the engine holding on the lift hook, also you need to take off 2 13mm bolts on the top holding the wire MiG bracket on, numerous 10mm bolts holding… chances are you wont be able to,main agent might or a specialist firm that come out to you,they have a special tool for this job and even then they might not be able to do it,very sad fact of modern cars of today that they are not repairable very easy,there has been a lot of talk about this problem,people are not happy. The vehicle was awaiting repair at another repair shop at the time of the complaint. Luckily we kept the fax we sent them and the confirmation that the received it, so we emailed it all to them again, and again we wait………. Had it towed to Kia. After doing some quick research, it appears that the crankshaft bolts are a serious problem.
While driving 10 mph, the crankshaft detached from the vehicle, causing the vehicle to come to a compete stop. While driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering failed without warning and the vehicle became increasingly difficult to control. Dealer indicated the crankshaft bolt broke. They didn't seemed to be concerned at all and said they would not even take it as a trade in so I started doing research as to any problems with this particular vehicle. I do think that I am going to take the vehicle somewhere else to attempt getting the bolt out maybe Kia , seeing that the original mechanic seems to have thrown in the towel. I have to have a suv due to daily chronic pain. It's paid for and I don't want car payments so I'll fix it again.
Stevens stating the technician saw signs of? The consumer was told the shudder in the brake pedal was normal and was a part of the abs. The contact restarted the vehicle and took it the nearest repair shop where the pulley fell to the ground when lifted for diagnosis. The other option is to use a powerful impact; the hope being that this will turn the bolt without turning the crank you still need to be careful, but it is at your own risk. Protruding allen cap head screws should keep any movement between gear and pulley as well as washer sliding. The vehicle could not be driven and was towed to the dealer. The contact was driving approximately 60 -65 mph when the battery and parking brake warning lights illuminated momentarily. Not sure where this is located, or if they had to remove the crankshaft bolt in order to replace it??? If the engine was oil starved the failure would most likely happen over time.
With such little miles this should of never happened. Two weeks later got it fixed. The vehicle was not repaired. Yeah, the crankshaft bolt has to be removed in order to get to the timing belt on the Sorento. Not to mention the numerous front and taillight bulb replacements.
There are three of these and all on pulley tension-ers. It was 30 days from the recall cutoff. I found out that the car I had was part of a recall and there was a lawsuit for the same issue I was having with my vehicle. Update: I have had the crank shaft bolt break 2x and unscrew 2x. I then tapped out the bolt with a smaller tap then went to the same size as the bolt thread tap. Both of these are fragile, and trust me you do not want to break them, or even just bend the coils. The mechanic then calls me up telling me warning me that the crankshaft bolt is siezed up and that something bad ie.