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Lost power..won't start

Stepped on brakes slowly and lost power. the kia died and will not start. Acts like it isn't getting gas. Do I need a new fuel filter?

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  • diaconate Nov 24, 2008

    2002 Kia Sportage died on highways, cranks over but won't start. Battery died after leaving it on emergency lights. Towed ot home, brought battery to be checked and charged...okay. So now what? Is it a fuel pump or something else?

  • theschub Feb 08, 2009

    kia sportage 2002 died will not start ??

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Wow- ok you could have the following timing belt issue- or wet wires flooded-etc.Turns over but will not start yes?

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