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Kia Amanti, Engine, Sedan
#4 of 23 Re: Eninge no start problem [redptc]
Aug 31, 2007 (10:50 am)
Part is in today getting it installed Tuesday.
#5 of 23 Re: Eninge no start problem [redptc]
Sep 04, 2007 (7:04 am)
Is your Amanti an '06 or '07? I've had occasions where my '07 starts and then dies and takes couple of tries until it starts. They service advisor said they had a couple on the lot that did the same thing. He said it was something to do with the chip in the key and they tweaked the engine, but I still occasionally have it happen. I just pull out the key, insert it again and it starts right up. Not a big deal unless I was planning to rob a bank and need it for a fast getaway! (just teasing).
#6 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [billh6]
Sep 04, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Had my new immoblizer installed today,hope i don`t have any no start problems again.Have your service advisor look up KIAs pitstop write ups on your problem. They should put in a new immoblizer in your Amanti.My Amanti is a 2007,with just a few hundred miles on it.Your advisor is right it does have something to do with the chip in the key.But there is a fix for it. (ps check box #3 in this section.)
#7 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [redptc]
Sep 05, 2007 (4:29 pm)
I took it in for first oil change and they adjusted something again, so hopefully that did it. Lately it's only happened like once monthly, but that's once too many. Mine is a 2007 also. Still love it, though.
#8 of 23 Engine Startiing
Jan 11, 2008 (10:16 am)
We have a 2005 Amanti purchased new for my wife's use. It is used mainly as a road car and now has 30,000 miles on it. From early on we have had starting problems, as related to the battery being low, if the vehicle sits for a few days with out starting. The duration of the problem has progressed to a couple of days non use. Having the battery analyzed by Kia and others results in "no battery problem" and Kia can find no drain on the battery other than the normal drain of clock and electronics. Finally we had the vehicle towed in to the closest dealer, 180 miles away. After much testing, the Kia service said that the problem had to be the battery (with mutterings like "diode ripple in the alternator") which I didn't understand. Since the battery had only a 12 month warranty from Kia, they installed a new battery, $180, and we drove the 180 miles and picked it up. I feel that the problem is probably not solved but Kia service does not know what to do about it. Any thoughts?
#9 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [william33]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Sounds like you`ve been through alot .Did any one suggest to change the battery to see if the new one would run down, or to disconnet the old one for afew days to see if it would go dead with out being hooked up? Have you had any more problems since the battery was changed? (that is a really expensive battery) GOOD LUCK with it.
#10 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [redptc]
Jan 12, 2008 (10:46 am)
Disconnect the battery? Yes. I did that and found no battery discharge. I also placed an ammeter in series with the disconnected battery and saw only miliamps of current. This was several months ago. Both Kia Albuquerque and a local battery business did the standard Load Test on the battery and found no problem.
After months of keeping a trickle charger on the battery we called to have the vehicle towed to the closest dealer, 180 miles in Las Cruces NM. Kia paid for the considerable towing charges.
Kia service found a failing battery and nothing else. After a few days of testing, they put in a new Interstate Battery. ~$90 for the battery and ~$90 for the service. The original Kia battery had only 12 months of warranty. (unheard of) We picked up the vehicle two days ago. I rather expect the problem to emerge again in a few months.
Some friends in Minnesota bought an Amanti upon our reccomendation. We were surprised to hear that they are having the same problem. I have not seen this problem addressed by others on the forum.
Note: The person arranging the towing to service told us that the vehicle would be returned to us under a warranty called Reunite. When we called for Reunite there was no such program.
#11 of 23 AMANTI 3.8 eng.
Feb 20, 2008 (5:29 pm)
It`s been pretty cold here in OHIO lately. I noticed when i start the engine(cold start) it would have a nasty knocking sound like dry valve lifters, only last a few seconds Anyone have a similar noise on a cold start?(there`s only 2400 miles on the car.)This also happens on my granddaughters SANTA FE,with a 3.3 engine.
#12 of 23 Re: AMANTI 3.8 eng. [redptc]
Mar 16, 2008 (11:23 am)
Finally got the dealer to look at my AMANTI.He changed the timing chain tensioners. It took about three days to get the car back Even talked to the tech working on it. (The dealer even provided a loaner) Seems to be ok now. Great service dept. here in Columbus, Ohio....
#13 of 23 2004 Amanti engine dying
Jul 08, 2008 (6:40 pm)
In the past six weeks my Amanti with 32,000 miles has died 4 times while driving. Once was on the freeway at 70 mph, another time going up a mountain highway 55 mph. After cranking for a minute it starts and runs fine. Dealer in San Leandro could not duplicate the problem. My own dealer is keeping the car to try to duplicate the problem. I have not seen any postings about this problem so am wondering if this is a unique problem.