Owners of Sedona minivans built before Aug. 23, 2001, may complain of a howling sound from under the hood when driving in traffic or whenever the air conditioning is on.
According to Kia, the noise is most likely due to air turbulence created by the cooling fan blades.
Installing a new-design electric cooling fan assembly with a different blade design, Part No. 0K52Y15025B, should vanquish the noise.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].
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