Last post on Apr 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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#14 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [william33]
Jul 18, 2008 (10:01 pm)
We also hava 2005 Amanti that was purchased new and has been trouble free. However, before the Amanti, we had an 03' Sedona that caused us much grief with stallling and dead battery with no warning. Fortunately we are close to the dealership in Montgomery, Al. The Sedona was towed at least eight times before the problem was corrected and I had to get stearn with the dealership as well as KIA Motors to get the message across that I was paying for a vehicle that I wasn't comfortable putting my family in. The solution ended up being the alternator wasn't powerful enough for the vehicle and it wasn't actually recall but they did at once ship 150,000 upgraded alternators out to dealers. Your problem sounds very similar and I raised enough stink that they sent me a $500 check to compensat my vehicle being in their shop unable to be driven.
#15 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [jrjones]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:59 pm)
Thank you for the response regarding your Sedona. That gives me another idea I can present on the next occurence of engine failure. I am going to check to see if the 2004 Amanti has the same alternator as the newer models. I'm glad your Amanti has been trouble free. I had only one other problem, a faulty roll-over valve in the gas tank that would not let us put fuel in. Our dealer replaced that problem valve successfully.
#16 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [william33]
Sep 17, 2008 (11:58 am)
I have an 05 amanti I bought new Jan 06, live in Alaska and have had no problems at all with battery even when it was 40 below zero, battery has always had power to start the car even when it has sat for 2 weeks without being started.
#17 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [redptc]
Nov 16, 2008 (9:35 pm)
I was reading your post about your 07 Amanti. Have you still had the problem after the immoblizer was replaced? Just bought a used 07 and had it a week and just as you discribed, but this one has 15K on it. I checked under the dash and it still has the old immoblizer so off to the dealer I go with PITSTOP in hand..
#18 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [desertdog85365]
Nov 25, 2008 (9:23 am)
No problems after it was fixed. But my battery went dead a couple of weeks ago.Dealer said it had low CCA, they replaced the battery under warranty.( best dealer in central ohio.) Good luck with your car.
#19 of 23 KIA AMANTI TIMING BELT CHANGE SERVICE - EST PARTS & LABOR?
Aug 10, 2009 (12:40 am)
Aloha from Hawaii! We have an '05 Kia Amanti - overall a reliable, nice car, although we've gone through two batteries - replaced under warranty. Ours now has 51K on the clock and I see where Kia recommends the timing belt change at 60K. Would anyone out there in Amanti/Edmunds blog-land give me a clue on what to expect costwise for this timing belt replacement service? Yes, I know prices vary throughout the U.S. and Canada. West Coast/Cal or Hi. cost estimates - real world experience from real people. Thanks/Mahalo!
Nov 06, 2010 (7:54 am)
My Amanti runs ruff sometimes but not always, had codes taken. One said it was a bad throttle actuator control module, other said it was a bad TPS/ pedal position sensor. Where are they located? Any ideas on how to proceed with these problems.
#21 of 23 Re: 2004 Amanti engine dying [gdhayden]
Nov 09, 2011 (8:58 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 2005. I had it in to the Kia dealership several times, but they couldn't figure it out. I finally took it to a trusted repair shop and they replaced the fuel pump. That was a year and a half ago and I haven't had the problem since. They also advised me to run a higher octane gas. Hope this helps you.
Mar 26, 2012 (4:27 pm)
I need to know if anyone else is having the same problem as I am. My car has had the battery replaced and still will not start if I do not take the cable off. When I put it back on it starts but will still crank before removing the cable. Please help!! Thank You..
#23 of 23 Re: 2005 Kia Amanti [ralph_patrick]
Apr 07, 2012 (11:21 pm)
You need to have them take off both of the cables from the battery. Just have them unscrew the clamp, clean off the posts if there is any stuff on it (can do it with baking soda, a toothbrush or whisk brush, and water, dry it off), and then put the clamps back on and tighten it real good. The clamps are loose on your battery. I had the same problem for the last 3 weeks. Finally every time I stopped at a stop light or stop sign or slowed down the car would die. I wouldhave to put on my emergency blinkers, open the hood, wiggle the clamp on the positive post of the batter to start her up again. I have a 2007 Amante. Triple AA came out, tested the battery (it's a triple AAA battery that is supposed to be at 650 but is actually around 800+ so the battery was fine! The triple AAA guy took off the positive clamp (unscrewed it), told me the battery post was totally clean, and then he screwed the battery clamp onto the posts real tight and it started right up. So far no problem starting it, or having it stall when I stop or slow down. You can actually unscrew it yourself with two pliers and then clean the posts and screw it back on yourself. It was so simple and saved me over $100. because I was about to have it towed to Kia to replace the battery clamp and maybe get a new battery when that wasn't even needed! Good luck!