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Kia Amanti Updated Timing Chain Tensioner to Correct Noise on Startup

Kia Amanti Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

Engine Affected: 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 65,558 mi (25,235 mi - 97,000 mi)


If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.

  •  Rookie

    noisy worst in cold weather. kia told me it is a normal occurrence. but if I wanted it fixed it would approximately 1800.00 dollars. no mention about the timing chain. no warranty coverage.

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  • , , 3.5L V6, 80,000 mi

    My car sounds like a blender is running for about 10 to 15 minutes after running the car.

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  • , , 3.5L V6, 25,235 mi

    Every time I turn on the car it sounds like a lawn mower went off. Its terrible. Two years old and $33000 later I am fighting KIA to garentee the warranty. They say such noices is common, and not a transmission problem.

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