2004 Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004

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2004 Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

Engine (54%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (9%)

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2004 Kia Sorento transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Kia Sorento

Engine not specified

120280 mi

R 1000
Replaced Clutch Slave Cylinder 
46500 mi

C $800
RH outer CV Joint Bearings shot. They could not get it apart, b/c of rust in outer spline. Had RF Drivetrain replaced. used. I took old unit home and inspected. found no sign of attempt to dissassemble with a little heat I got it apart. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

80000 mi

US $500
New transfer case 
79360 mi Clutch pedal gets very low - enagagement point inconsistent - like fade. 

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2004 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

78120 mi

C $325
replace external transmission hose/line. 
116000 mi Vibration from drivetrain at 68 to 70 MPH. It felt like it may be expensive to fix but that is just a guess. I sold it "as is". 

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2004 Kia Sorento Transmission Problems

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