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Re: 2004 KIA Optima LX timing belt/water pump
The thing is your doing the timing belt the water pump is right their with it . it should cost you much more at all besides the cost of the water pump. When doing a timing belt I have a rule that I go by The timing belt/seals =cam , crank , any pulley & tensioner & water pump all get replaced at the same time. I did a t-belt on a Audi A-8 very complex whole front of car has to come off as well, he didnt want to do w-pump & thermostat his thermostat was their as well not even a month later the water pump gave out he had to pay double the price because he didnt want to do it when I had it apart the first time. And make sure mechanic is ase certified . good luck
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Well , it's probably missing one of three thing's , spark , fuel or compression ! Now you need to find out which one , pull a spark plug wire an hold a screw driver in the end of the plug wire an hold it close to ground an have someone crank the engine over ! don't hold the screw driver by the metal , you don't won't to get zapped . If there is spark spray some carburetor cleaner into the engine at some point ,vacuum hose ,air intake , the throttle plate would be best , there is usually a black tube going from the air filter box to the engine ! A couple of clamps holds it on , take it off an the engine side you should be able to see the throttle plate ! If it tries to start after spraying carb. cleaner in , you have a fuel delivery problem ! Fuel pump relay , fuel pump driver module or the fuel pump it self is bad ! Now if you have spark an sprayed carb. cleaner an it did not try to start you need to check engine compression ! The timing belt may have worn enough for it to jump time a little causing it to be out of time ! Back in the 80's the little cogs on the belt would wear off an the cam shaft wouldn't turn . Back then it was easy to check by taking the distributor cap off a see if it would turn while cranking the engine !
they are a good rig as long as the timing belt has been replaced.. they are due at 60k miles make sure if you have it done or it was already done the water pump and all timing belt pulleys are replaced..
The fuel line is connected to fuel injector Rail by 2 nuts (10mm) (from your right) next to air hose to air filter. Disconnect fuel line and start engine to see whether gas shoots out of the line. If not, fuel pump is broken. Engine turns over but not start , it could be iginition lost (no sparks ). or timing belt got rip broken.
Go to auto Zones (auto part store) borrown ODB II scanner loaner and take it home, hook to ODBII connector that's located at the driver side to your right. Read the codes given by the scanner and go from there.
If a timing belt is broken, open timing belt cover to check on the belt.
If your belt is broken and crushed apiece, you may have to rebuild the whole engine as it's an interference belt.