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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

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


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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Kia Sedona Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Jessica England
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
441 Great Deals out of 30,359 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Sienna
460 Great Deals out of 26,009 listings starting at $1,250
Used Kia Sorento
489 Great Deals out of 31,627 listings starting at $2,699
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
387 Great Deals out of 26,352 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chrysler Town & Country
332 Great Deals out of 13,643 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Quest
83 Great Deals out of 2,894 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Pilot
519 Great Deals out of 39,750 listings starting at $300
Used Chevrolet Traverse
735 Great Deals out of 34,431 listings starting at $4,100
Used Toyota Highlander
512 Great Deals out of 33,689 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
284 Great Deals out of 17,907 listings starting at $1,950
Used Kia Optima
424 Great Deals out of 32,431 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Explorer
1,047 Great Deals out of 70,328 listings starting at $2,100
Used Kia Sportage
274 Great Deals out of 18,650 listings starting at $1,795
Used GMC Acadia
924 Great Deals out of 52,894 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
854 listings starting at $22,553
2016 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 84 listings starting at $16,693
2015 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 62 listings starting at $17,397
2014 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 56 listings starting at $10,995
2012 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
47 listings starting at $6,487

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.