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I have all the notches lined up and even turned the crank shaft 180 degrees, but it still is running like it's still running rough. it's a 2000 kia sephia. is there something that i'm missing with the timing?

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Be sure to pull out the plugs and turn the motor over 2-3 times in the correct direction in order to seat the belt, then line up the marks and check. If the belt broke or jumped a tooth to prompt the belt to be changed in the first place and it wasn't done as a routine maintinence repair then the car may have a bent a valve because these engines are what's called interference engines this means that the valves operate very close to the pistons so if the belt broke or jumped a tooth one of the valves may have been left open a bit as one of the pistons came up a hitting it. This scenario is common with people who allow the car to go more that 100,000 - 120,00 miles or more without doing the timing belt as a precaution, in your case I hope not.

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Well may be not did you take compression check this is the best way to tell you if something is wrong like timing or bent valve or is it something else compression should be at least 145 or more and the cylinder should be close between 5psi to 10 psi different only but if you find low cylinder like 120 or below this is not good hope this helps

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