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Overheated 1997 kia sportage to point of shut off and now it won't start. Turns over and begins to advance but wont run.

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Most engines these days are fitted with a safety valve that opens a vacuum in the engine to stall it if the temperature gets too hot, this is to prevent you from cooking/seizing the engine, once the engine has cooled the valve will close and the engine can be restarted, however, this information is not where the problem is, you need to determine a number of factors that cause overheating and start an elimination process. hope this helps.

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it should be in the back on either side behind a little door

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first loosen your altenator and take that belt off over the fan then the skid plate off the bottom and there is a tensioner pulley there for your a/c belt then your p/s belt loosens from the power steering pump pulley just turn the bolt counter clockwise and itll come off thats how my 99 works

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My scanner isnt working, so i hope this can help you out some...On the left Camshaft..you will a stamp I and E...iI is for intake and E is for exhaust..The I should be up at 12 o'clock and the E should be at 4..you will also have marks on the timing plate behind the camshafts to help you line it up right...Now on the Right Camshaft you will have the same marks, but this time you want the E at 12 and the I at 7 o'clock..And the crankshaft should have a little notch on it, where you can line that up at 12 o'clock with the notch imprint that is on the plate for you..You may have to clean those areas, and use a light, so you can see them..I hope this helps you out..Goodluck...

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