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2004 Kia Optima won't start. Took off from stop and the car died. Now it cranks over but will not start.

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    I drove to get ice-cream with my daughter. We stopped and turned off the car. Got out and ate our ice-cream , when we were done when back to the car and it cranked but wouldn't stop. Had to crack several times and finally started then die. Tried again and when it started gave it some gas then is was fine.

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Often caused by broken timing belt. Recommend removing the timing cover and checking camshaft timing marks. If you need instructions, please send engine size and type.

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