2009 KIA Amanti when i start my car the starter stays engaged

Asked by Nov 08, 2016 at 01:04 AM about the 2009 Kia Amanti Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2009 Kia Amanti,  122k miles.  when i start the car the starter stays
engaged and makes the grinding sound when its in park.  if i put it in drive
or reverse it stops,  or if i wiggle the key a little it "used to" make it stop.  
also if i turn the key on the "on" position (car is not on yet) the car tries to
start itself and the starter starts grinding.  i just replaced the starter
because i had to because the last one got ruined and someone told me to
replace the ignition (the key tumbler/ignition switch) and the starter still
engages when i start the car.  help me please!!!

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96,655

Sounds like the ignition switch is out of sync with the key, have you check for damaged componets in the switch drive.

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