Amanti Front end noise
Steve M

United States

#1 Feb 17, 2006
I have noticed a clunking noise for the passenger front end when my amanti hits bumps. This noise has spread to the driver side aswell as I rolled past 10,000 miles. I was told from my KIA dealer, it is a limitation of the suspension. All Amanti's ride that way. I feel this is a major annoyance considering that everything else about the vehicle is flawless. Anyone else experience the same noise or have ant info about what KIA is doing to rectify the issue.
George P Spokane WA

United States

#2 May 2, 2006
I noted the clunk noise right away. It ocurred when hitting bumps or chuck holes but was inconsistent. I thought it was in the suspension somewhere. The service people seem unable to determine the cause. Mor importantly, I developed a gradually more apparent growling sound that seemed to be related to the transmission. Today, the service manager said they were going to replace the transmission. Cause not determined yet. I was a bit suspect that the tranx wasn't quite right from the beginning. One could feel a breaking sensation when it down-shifted at about 30-35 mph while slowing or gently breaking.
Suspension noise

AOL

#3 May 10, 2006
I had the noise also, but then my dealer installed larger front end bushings and the noise disappeared. I've not had any complaints with my car. I actually love it. Bill
Bill

Redmond, WA

#4 Jul 2, 2006
Steve M wrote:
I have noticed a clunking noise for the passenger front end when my amanti hits bumps. This noise has spread to the driver side aswell as I rolled past 10,000 miles. I was told from my KIA dealer, it is a limitation of the suspension. All Amanti's ride that way. I feel this is a major annoyance considering that everything else about the vehicle is flawless. Anyone else experience the same noise or have ant info about what KIA is doing to rectify the issue.
I had the same problem and the dealer replaced the passenger front control arm. The clunk noise went away. Also had transmission replaced for a noisey transaxle sound below 45mph at 10k miles. A similar noise has reoccurred in the new transmission at 20K. The dealer said it sounds normal to them......
Stop buying Kias

Sacramento, CA

#5 Dec 11, 2008
What a joke.. transmissions being replaced at 10-20k miles. Front end noise under 10k miles. Do yourselves a favor and ditch those junkers before everything else breaks. Kia's are terrible vehicles, I'm working on an Amanti right now that is falling apart at 55k.
DANIEL ESPANA

Walnut Creek, CA

#6 Feb 17, 2010
I HAVE A KIA 2004 63,000 MILES THE ENGINE HAS A UGLY NOISE FROM INSIDE THE MOTOR.AS SOON AS I PAYED THE CAR TO THE DEALERS THE CAR DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE.
THINK TWICE BEFORE THE NEXT PURCHASE. ON KIAS.
Vince panichi

Strongsville, OH

#7 Mar 18, 2015
This car would ride so nice don't know what happens when we hit 65k . On 3rd transmission . Have a clunk from rt. Rear can figure out related links and sway bar bushings. And rt trailing arm. Any ideas everything seems tight. Very disappointed with this car. It turned into a pile of junk. Any info will behelpful.
2004 kia amanti

United States

#8 Sep 3, 2015
Vince panichi wrote:
This car would ride so nice don't know what happens when we hit 65k . On 3rd transmission . Have a clunk from rt. Rear can figure out related links and sway bar bushings. And rt trailing arm. Any ideas everything seems tight. Very disappointed with this car. It turned into a pile of junk. Any info will behelpful.
How did you get your transmission lines up to engine I can't get mine to go all the way in

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