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A fuse blows when power seats are used
Hello there, while this is not the most common issue, it does happen from time to time. There is usually 2 fuses per seat depending on opinions and if the vehicle has memory seats. The seats use a separate switch...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
A few different faults can cause the vehicle to go into a limp mode. The ECU puts the car into this mode to prevent damage and will be associated with a Check Engine Light. The most likely causes are a...
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Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own
Hello there, the mirror issue you have described can be problematic for everyday driving. There a few causes for this fault. Most common would be the mirror control computer, mirror control switch, or the mirror actuators. A qualified technician, such...
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Malfunction indictor lamp comes on and car won't move
A few different things have the potential to cause the transmission faults you have described. The most common would be a transmission position sensor/range switch, neutral safety switch, shift solenoid, low fluid level, or the transmission itself. I'd recommend getting...
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On interstate, engine died, idled, no power
Hello there, The TPS can be a serious issue if the car dies like it did. I would not recommend driving the vehicle until repairs have been performed. There is no recall for this fault though there is a technical...
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Car jerks after taking foot off gas
I'm not sure about the "plastic bag noise". The jerking upon deceleration could have something to do with the transmission not downshifting properly; this could be due to internal transmission mechanical problems, or a problem with the electronic transmission controls....
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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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On interstate, engine died, idled, no power
Your 2008 Kia Amanti may have the failed TPS and a reprogram of the ECM, but as far as a recall, there is not one and you cannot just have it claimed as a recall unless there is one for...
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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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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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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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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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changed plugs and wires broke the tip off of the egr control sensor car won't run and gets hot
Hey there. The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) sensor monitors the amount of exhaust gases in your car's engine and helps to keep this recirculating which helps to lower cylinder temperatures and pressure. When this sensor fails, it can cause a...
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Kia Amanti leaking from the power steering
I've got videos to replace leaking power steering so watch those. If you want to find where the leak is coming from, it is very easy to do on a power steering. All you've got to do is get a...
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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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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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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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