We have a 2011 KIA Sedona that has developed a noticeable whine in the engine even though there has been no change in the engine's performance!


Asked by cactus26 Jan 20, 2013 at 08:11 AM about the 2011 Kia Sedona EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Does it get louder when you turn? Even if not check your power steering fluid to begin with. Then the belt tension for everything

Christopher Taza

If the whine changes pitch when you accelerate without any steering input, the most likely cause is the idler pulley bearing is going out. If it changes when you steer without acceleration it is probably related to the power steering system. Those would be the first 2 things I'd check

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