Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
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In order for the engine to start and run you need good spark at the spark plugs, injector pulse at the injectors, proper fuel pressure and good engine compression. Can you check each one of these things for me and post back with which one you are lacking and I will help you determine the cause .
Okay if you are sure you have good spark which is sounds like you do and the injectors are spraying then the next step would be to remove the spark plugs and run a compression test. Let me know the results and we can work from there.
Well at this point its not a good idea to assume its okay, if you have good spark, injector pulse , proper fuel pressure and good compression then it should start. Compression at least needs to be verified to be sure.
The common cause is usually a jumped timing belt. The compression test will verify if in fact that is the case.
Usually if it has in fact jumped it would occur once you started craning the engine over. It can not jump with the engine off. A compression test is easy to do and would answer this.