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Kia cranks wont start

Iwas going down the road and i heard a funny sound then my kia just didnt have no power or anything now it just cranks but womwont start

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It sounds like the timing belt snapped. Don't continue to try to start it as this may damage your valves. Replace timing belt every 60K. I've replaced mine twice.

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Need to check timing belt maybe broken

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