How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Mike Kelly Your Own Question

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Mechanic
Category: Kia
Satisfied Customers: 5469
Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
19374685
Type Your Kia Question Here...
Mike Kelly is online now

i have a kia sedona ts crdi est 2902cc 07 plate. my front disc

Customer Question

i have a kia sedona ts crdi est 2902cc 07 plate. my front disc pads have been replaced 3 times in the last year (average life span 5000 miles) Is this normal for this vehicle , my garage cannot understand why this happening???

can somebody please advise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to assist you with your question. I apologize if you have been waiting long for a response.

The reason that the pads would wear out at this rate is because the front brake calipers are applying to much pressure or the master cylinder is starting to fail and is applying to much pressure.
The calipers would be more common to cause this problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

sorry for slow response but went to see my garage with your comments. They have advised me that the calipers are all free. the excess wear is on the offside front (very bad) and the near side rear not so bad. They have been reluctant to replace the master cylinder as car has only done some 52000 miles. (i assume this is quite expensive to do ) They believe this is a design fault with kia cars as they had this problem with other models. please comment.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 2 years ago.
This issue is not a issue with a design flaw with the vehicle, I believe this problem lies with the master cylinder as this is where the brake calipers gets there pressure from.
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Let me know if you need further assistance, thank you.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly

    Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    260
    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MI/mikeamechanic/2013-4-2_175558_photo.64x64.JPG Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    260
    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IN/indytech/2013-8-8_102717_SantoDomingo146598x6402.64x64.jpg Greg's Avatar

    Greg

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    30
    Hyundai and Kia tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    4443
    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/techmachine/0601821347169_717372168_8940977_39623330_o.64x64.jpg Ross's Avatar

    Ross

    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    453
    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/RobMechanic/068.64x64.JPG Rob's Avatar

    Rob

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    82
    30 years trade experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/UK/ukiaibal/2012-11-9_205920_SAM0109.64x64.JPG uk_iaibal's Avatar

    uk_iaibal

    UK Car Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1
    Verified Car Mechanic.