Question about Transmission & Drivetrain for Kia Amanti Sedan

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I have a 2004 kia amanti. recently when driving it will not shift into 5th gear unless i put it into 5th using the slap stick. when i am in 5th gear i can floor the accelerator and it wont go over 2500 rpm and i have no power. the engine also revs up very high (around 4k rpm) before shift automatically into other gears. also it wont shift down while slowing down until i come to a complete stop. even when i am in lower gears i have very little power even when flooring the accelerator. when i have the vehicle in park my engine acts fine and i can floor the accelerator and it work fine but when in drive it does not want to rev up at all.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: rocky idle, when in gear no power,slow rpm,backfires in front

In order to resolve this problem you are going to need a different set of plugs even though the smart parts store mechanics say the computer says you need whatever plugs they want to sell you, you need to go with your OEM plugs if not sure call your local dealer and ask the parts dept. what is the name brand and specific length plug you need for your car when a plug is either too short or too long it will cause this problem if they say you have the correct ones then I would check the firing order to ensure the spark plug wires haven't been improperly installed meaning the firing order is off. I noticed you said the plugs were dirty if that was the case and plugs and wires are correctly installed and proper plug then I would have the fuel injectors cleaned try using some lucas fuel cleaner and stabilizer. If you feel wally world put too much oil in check your dipstick on level ground it will let you know if that is the case I would immediately take the car into dealer and have them check the oil pump to ensure it isn't damaged from over working or caused any other damages in your engine take the estimate with explanation of what caused the problem from the dealer to the walmart service manager where you had the tune up done to start the claims process to have them foot the repair cost or for reimbursement and demand a refund .This should get you back up and running correctly. much success and good luck with this. Please Rate Me. And you can always ask me. wutxtye0rjd9d9ekmodqt1eoxkvn9hr9qjz1l3dabggyud7sdgr36czsrfxqenadhnijx9nfayi+sz1sug0aaaaasuvork5cyii=

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: won't go into gear to drive. may be transmission?

If the clutch has never been changed most likely it is that. The way you can check it is by removing the transmission and looking at the clutch disc. It could be transmission syncros but I am willing to bet you just need a new clutch.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kia Rio (2003, manual) losing power


That is tell-tale signs of your clutch going out..almost gone. Be sure to replace your clutch plate, pressure plate, have the flywheel turned by a machine shop and replace the throw-out bearing and the master/slave cylinder or it will need to be fixed again way too soon. Only other thing I can think of is if it has a cable controlled clutch (not likely) these type need to be adjusted from time to time as the cable stretches.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 kia sportage 2WD automatic transmission problems

There only one problem wrong.You dont let your transmission warm up.You transmission has you warm up just like the motor.Try this and i promise when you take off it will shift like no other

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: The steering wheel on my 2004 Amanti hangs up and

the steering rack goes out and will cause this. you may have had debris from the bad pump get into the system and now is in your rack.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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