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Q: Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own
Your mirror switch should be disconnected after you adjust your mirrors to try and isolate a shorted mirror switch from a defective body module. If you have spilled any fluids on the mirror switch, it may be shorted inside and...
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Q: When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
There are some technical bulletins for replacing the ECU on your 2005 Kia Amanti for drivability problems. With what you said, what they want to do is along these lines. They may be able to reprogram the computer or need...
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Q: Malfunction indictor lamp comes on and car won't move
You should first have the code scanned in the computer and then diagnosed to see what is causing the concern. If you have a floor shifter and have spilled fluid into the shifter, then you may be getting shorting in...
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Q: A fuse blows when power seats are used
The power seat motors on your 2004 Kia Amanti have only one fuse, and it is a 30 amp fuse. If you replace this fuse, and it blows when you try and operate the seat then there is a problem...
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How do I get to the subwoofer to replace it?
The subwoofer on your car is buried underneath a rear cover with four bolts holding it in place. To access the rear subwoofer and the bolts holding it, you will need to move the seats forward and remove the rear...
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Q: differential noise
The most common noise that matches that description would be a worn wheel bearing. Your car is front wheel drive. The differential is built into the transmission at the front. Wheel bearing noise can resonate through metal parts to disguise...
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my car got a new fuel pump in saturday and when i cranked my car it started put putting and immediately cut off... whats the prob?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Kia Amanti. There are a couple of other things that can cause your symptoms. A failing engine speed sensor like a crankshaft position sensor can cause the vehicle to stall when...
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Harmonic balancer broke replaced now won't start
There are two main possibilities. Depending on how or why the balancer failed (e.g., did it fail suddenly accompanied by the car engine completely stopping), it is possible the timing belt has slipped or is even broken. It is also...
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My car wont start, doesn't click and will not start with a jump either.
It sounds like your starter has failed. There is also a slight possibility that the alternator is bad but I would say starter first. I would start with a charging system test and figure out what is causing your vehicle...
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Q: My key won't turn on to start car
Hi there. It sounds like you either have a worn key or worn key cylinder. Have a new key cut and see if the new key turns the cylinder to start the car. If that does not work, then the...
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How to fix electrical lost
Trying to diagnose electrical issues remotely is one of the more difficult things to accurately accomplish. Due to the fact that multiple components might be faulty, you should have a professional mobile mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection at your...
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I replaced the brake light switch and still I have the same problem in my car. Also, I checked the stop lamp fuse and it is good.
Hi there. Check the wires from the brake light switch to the brake lights. There could be an open in the circuit making the light short to ground. Also the ground circuit could be loose making the switch not function...
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Sometimes when I shift my car's automatic transmission into Drive it stays in neutral. Reverse works and trans fluid is full.
It is very possible that you could have some internal transmission damage. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified transmission professional to inspect your transmission for internal faults. I must warn that this could be a pricy...
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Cost for to replace the rear camshaft seal.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the camshaft seal on a 2005 Kia Amanti with a V6-3.5L engine.
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Q: Oil leak
Oil leaks can be external or internal. Internal oil leaks often occur at the valve stem oil seals and/or the valve guides as well as at worn piston rings. External leaks not already included in your list include the spark...
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My car only drives in reverse it jerks as soon as i put it in reverse but when i put it in drive it doesnt move
You will either be real low on fluid from a leak or your transmission has major internal problems that will need to be diagnosed by a qualified transmission mechanic like one from YourMechanic.
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Q: My car is accelerating by itself.
Hi Conor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, the issue of 'self acceleration' is caused by one of the following; a damaged throttle body, vacuum leak, electronic throttle control, or idle control valve issue. This is a rather...
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My car was ran fine, a friend came and installed ignition wire cables now car is rattling and sounds like a maraca
Hi David. Thanks for contacting us today. First off, don't let this friend work on your car again. While they likely had good intentions, the ability to correctly complete mechanical work is not only vital to ensure proper operation of...
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Failsafe mode
A scanner has to be applied to look at long and short term fuel trim, the waveform output of the oxygen sensors and other key engine operating parameters. Hesitation is definitely due to a fuel or ignition system fault and...
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Kia amanti 04 Everytime I brake or just drive I see a yellow box with water in it appear but sometimes it goes away , what is it?
It sounds like you are referring to what is known as the window washer fluid light. This light indicates when the window washer fluid tank is getting low on fluid. During stop and go traffic or when braking, this light...

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