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Engine cut off and will not start again,2001 kia sportage

Drinving home the onther night, my kia just died on me. When this happened the engine started to lose power then seem to recoverer a couple of times, made a couple of bangs like the sound of a belt breaking and slapping around and then just died. the engine will turn over but will not fire up. I have noticed a loud eclectrical hum comeing from my rear coil pack when I turn the key in the start postion. I checked the fuel pump and it is pumping. could I have broken my timeing belt, and if so , what kind of damge could this have caused inside the engine

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  • frankcott Mar 09, 2009

    i have a similar problem when it is hot ie 35Deg c or better
    when i accelerate the car dies/almost stalls
    just touching the accelerator it goes , heavy acceleration it dies

  • Robert Karp May 11, 2010

    Loaderman61, I just had a similar problem that the person you responded to except that I tried turning over the engine once after it died on me and it started up again and ran for about a minute after sitting for a few minutes but died again. If I were to turn the engine over right now, I'd get an electrical motor winding sound that would turn in to a squeal like when you try starting your motor again when the engine is already running.

    I was told that because it had started up that one time that it couldn't be the timing belt. Mine has 108,000 miles on it, so I am concerned about the timing belt, but could my problem be in the fuel line somewhere?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    As I was coming down the freeway it was kind of losing power I made it home and went to the store when I tried to start it there was no sound not even any clicking the engine just would not turn over, it is not the battery



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Yes your timing belt is broken it causes no valve damage or push rod they break at or just over 102000 miles easy fix dont take it to the dealer they tried to charge me 1400 dollars did my self in an hour and half using kias repair web site they walk you through the whole process

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