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Timing belt broke bent 8 valves had head and valve job, new fuel pump, new crank trigger sensor, new cam positioning sensor. gas getting to injectors but not starting turns over but will not start. Sorry this is on a 2002 Kia Spectra GSX 1.8L 16 valve DOHC

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My would assume that timming is off recheck alignment of timing marks

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