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CAR WILL NOT START

MY 2004 KIA OPTIMA died on me while i approached a stop sign,, Now all the engine does is turn but will not start....any ideas,,,thanks

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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    my 2004 Kia Optima stalled...it will only turn over 1/2 a turn and this is very slow. the battery is only a month old. Jump starting didn't do anything. Terminals look clean and are tight. With the head lights on, and you try to start it, the lights go out.

    Also, can you tell me where the starter is located?

  • emgm001 Jul 24, 2008

    My car will not start. When I stopped at a red light, it turned off. I tried replacing many parts and even got a new battery.

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    We stalled when driving through a parking lot. The car would turn try to turn over but not be able. We were told it might be the timing belt but we don't have the money to find out for sure.

  • kesiablenn Aug 29, 2008

    My car did the same thing. The timing belt was shredded. We took the cover off the engine and the casing the timing belt is in was busted. The timing belt casing was located to the right bottom side under the engine case. Easy to spot because the casing was broken. The Kia place sayed it was $352 without tax just for the part. But I found a local place that carries lots of parts that has the timing belt for under $68 without tax. I live in Panama City the place is called Wiggins. They always have lots of parts we need at good prices. Bad part is the work will take a whole day.

  • frances449 Sep 04, 2008

    My 2004 kia optima quit on me going 60 on a major highway, my service engine light came on and it just died. It tries to crank but want, waiting on the mechanic to tell me what is wrong.

  • khamilton697 Mar 06, 2009

    2004 optima will start, run for 5 seconds and die.

  • Kevin Decicco Mar 18, 2009

    I have same problem, car stalls, will not start. We replaced the crank shaft sensor, and set the timing. Timing belt is good. We also replace the cam shaft sensor, car still will not start. Originally after we replaced the crankshaft sensor the car stated right up and idled nice for three minutes or so; soon as we raised the rpms the car shut down. I am working with a well experienced tech, and this has us both baffled.

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Plug an OBD II code reader in and you will most likely see that it has an issue with either the timing belt or the crank position sensor. either of these will cause you to stall/not start. If timing belt jumped teeth or knock sensor failed the car will either run rough or not start at all.

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Hi
did your car have a keyless remote and did it worked good if not its problem in system and must be solve by re programming

is a service engine light work in your dashboard if not there is power supply problem check fuses

tell me if you still have a problem

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