HARD SHIFTING FROM ONLY FIRST GEAR

2004 Kia Sorento

Tiny

Dennis Snyder

January, 23, 2009 AT 5:11 AM

Transmission problem
2004 Kia Sorento 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 34000 miles

I'm getting the run around from KIA. Problem is when COLD the car is extreamly hard to shift from 1st to 2nd. All other gears are fine. You have to almost yank it out of first into second. I was first told it was. Ready.A dirty trottle body as the transmission computer check told them that. Of course once I told them to go ahead and clean it BUT I would not pay for it if it did not fix the problem they backed off. Now they say it is the clutch. I'm 56 years old and have only had one car with an automatic in the 40 years of driving. I have always had manual trans. There is no slipage at all and again the car shifts fine through all the other gears. All the required maint. Has been done on the car by a certified mechanic at a local shop on time. He feels, as I, that this is a transmission problem that should be covered under the warrenty.

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3 Answers

Tiny

merlin2021

January, 23, 2009 AT 3:25 PM

Contact Kia USA and ask for the area rep to inspect the car.

Tiny

Dennis Snyder

January, 23, 2009 AT 4:16 PM

I plan on taking this all the way to the top. I'm interested in what you think may be causing this problem.

Tiny

merlin2021

January, 24, 2009 AT 7:25 AM

It could be the shift control, shown here.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_kiab_2.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_kiac_1.jpg

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