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2004 Kia Rio suddenly dies while driving

I was driving my mom to work and the car suddenly turned off. Has a quarter to half a tank of gas, replaced the battery recently but it turned out to be dead a few days after this happened. Replaced the battery again and the starter now it tries to turn over but makes a weird noise, hard to describe. People say could be timing belt but others say it's the alternator. I was also told this is common but can't find a solution. Trying to get a good idea on what the problem is so I know what I'm looking at. Thanks in advance for the help

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Check to make sure the vehicle is firing, by removing one of the sparks plugs wire and ground it our on the engine by placing a screw drive inside the end, if done correctly u should see spark

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Two issues you have raised for help: 1) the probable causes of the sudden failure of the car; and 2) the loss of the owner's manual.

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