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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-transmission-position-sensor-switch)/range switch, neutral safety switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-neutral-safety-switch), shift solenoid, low fluid level, or the transmission itself. I'd...

Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own

Hello there, the mirror issue (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-door-mirror-last) 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,...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuse-replacement), and it blows when you try and operate the seat then there is a...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

differential noise

The most common noise that matches that description would be a worn wheel bearing (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/wheel-bearings-replacement). 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/front-crankshaft-seal-replacement) at...

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