Kia Sedona 2002 steering is hard when car is not moving

Asked by Oct 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM about the 2002 Kia Sedona

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I am trying to leave a tight parking place in reverse, I cannot turn the wheels right or left without moving the car,  because it feels very hard and makes a biting noise, sometimes there is no space to move the car. What is wrong?

3 Answers

15

HI there. it sounds like you have a power steering fluid leak. you need to get it to a garage ASAP to have it investigated. If you keep driving it with no fluid then you will do damage to your pump and steering rack so chop chop

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I agree with Phil, you are definitely having a problem with the power steering but look under the hood and see if you see anything strange, like maybe no belt on which operates the power steering unit. Have you noticed any fluid leaks under your car. Some have a magnetic power assist steering which is hard to explain, but helps when you aren't up to speed and in tight spots like your explaining. If you have lost the serpentine belt that would be an easy fix and save money so it's at least worth taking a look under the hood and under the car and see if you notice anything that doesn't look right. You don't want to go to a shop and have them charge you a fortune for something you might have been able to fix yourself. But generally speaking any leaks, or steering pump is not something you will be able to fix, just look at the belt, and just a general inspection and then if the belts still on, hall a@s to a shop and get it fixed as Phil said, not doing so will cause you more damage. I am only saying this because I lost a belt one time and it took me a second to figure out WTF, and looked under the hood and well there it is, belt off, put it back on, went and bought a new one and fixed.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I have a 02 KIA sondon.I put new rack and pump and still hard to turn when still helpful tip

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • How do I fix wiper arms on a 2012 Kia Sedona? 2 answers

    I have a 2012 Kia Sedona. The windshield was covered with ice and heavy snow and when I started the car the wipers tried to run. After I cleared the windshield the wipers wouldn't run. I could move ...

    2012 Kia Sedona EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • sudden acceleration 40 answers

    Do you know of any problems with sudden acceleration with the cruise control on(working). We had this happen to us on Feb. 18th this year and were on the freeway. We ended up blowing the engine. Th...

    2007 Kia Sedona

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Kia Sedona won't start 1 answer

    Good battery good starter won't turn motor

    2002 Kia Sedona

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how do you replace the alternator 8 answers

    2002 Kia Sedona

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 kia Sedona won't start 8 answers

    2004 Kia Sedona EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sedona

Looking for a Used Sedona in your area?

CarGurus has 8,684 nationwide Sedona listings starting at $2,395.

ZIP:

Search Kia Sedona Questions

Kia Sedona Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 410
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 240
#2 Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
222 Great Deals out of 22,649 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Sienna
242 Great Deals out of 29,678 listings starting at $289
Used Kia Sorento
487 Great Deals out of 31,478 listings starting at $1,350
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
170 Great Deals out of 28,956 listings starting at $2,080
Used Chrysler Town & Country
303 Great Deals out of 16,833 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Quest
58 Great Deals out of 2,767 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Pilot
381 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
289 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sportage
258 Great Deals out of 20,455 listings starting at $2,395
Used Dodge Caravan
680 listings
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Highlander
346 Great Deals out of 24,768 listings starting at $2,499

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sedona For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 4,046 listings starting at $18,777
2016 Kia Sedona For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 2,485 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Kia Sedona For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 505 listings starting at $13,098
2014 Kia Sedona For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $10,333
2012 Kia Sedona For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 216 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.