Will not start. (2004 Kia Amanti)

20

Asked by Jun 29, 2015 at 02:04 PM about the 2004 Kia Amanti Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the spark plugs, wires, vacuum tubes.  Now the engine will not start.  I do not
hear any hissing so not a vacuum leak.   When I turn the key I get cranking action (rrrrrrrr
noise) but no turn over.  I pulled back the ignition wires to 2-4-6 (these are easy to look at
as 1-3-5 are buried under manifold) and none of them were sparking when trying to start.

2 Answers

285

From what I read you either have a bad coil, or the wiring order on the cap is not correct. The cranking is just your starter doing its job, but no ignition is incorrect timing

20

The car has combination of wires and ignition coils. plugs 1 3 5 have wires and are buried under maniforld. the wires from 1 3 5 connect to ignition coils on top of 2 4 6 (connections 1-4, 3-6, 5-2) . Basically had to tear apart 1/2 of engine and disconnect many sensors, vacuum lines, etc. to do the spark plug and wires. after re- assembling I get no ignition. cranking but no spark can be seen if i pull back the wires (connecting 1 3 5) to coils 2 4 or 6. do you think it is crank shaft sensor problem or actual timing belt issue? Could a bad Oxygen sensor be to blame? https://www.google.com/search? q=kia+amanti+2004+spark+plug+wiring&newwindow=1&espv=2&biw= 1920&bih=947&tbm=isch&imgil=Oe2OCDpiaQ3liM%253A%253B1- X0zlvtn- jmLM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.justanswer.com%2 5252Fkia%25252F53ki5-kia-amanti-firing-order-wire- order.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Oe2OCDpiaQ3liM%253A%252C1- X0zlvtn-jmLM%252C_&usg=__tV- yvdNXjhkMHLeV1w4EkNeYZEQ%3D&ved=0CEoQyjc&ei=gx2QVe_W DYHloATH0YP4BA#imgrc=ey4h8OW5XyfhQM%3A&usg=__tV- yvdNXjhkMHLeV1w4EkNeYZEQ%3D

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Kia Amanti Experts

  • #1
    littlehorn
    Reputation
    330
  • #2
    BoholMark
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    Christopher Taza
    Reputation
    120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Optima
484 Great Deals out of 28,579 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Accord
1,023 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Sorento
467 Great Deals out of 30,333 listings starting at $1,750
Used Kia Sportage
285 Great Deals out of 16,721 listings starting at $750
Used Kia Sedona
120 Great Deals out of 8,504 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Rio
83 Great Deals out of 7,442 listings starting at $2,650
Used Toyota Camry
1,081 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Hyundai Sonata
763 Great Deals out of 47,512 listings starting at $199
Used Honda Civic
833 Great Deals out of 78,398 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Amanti Base For Sale
10 listings starting at $4,650
2008 Kia Amanti Base For Sale
32 listings starting at $3,999
2007 Kia Amanti Base For Sale
18 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.