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2001 Kia Rio Engine Cranks, Won't Fire, Reoccuring

Hi I bought a 2001 Kia Rio a year ago. It has about 70k miles. About 6 months ago, it began having issues where when I turned the key in the ignition and the engine would crank, but it wouldn't fire. Until yesterday, if I waited a minute or so and tried again, it would start fine. Yesterday, I tried for an hour and ran down the battery before giving up. This has happened in cold, warm, and hot weather. What could be causing this? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    My car just died while driving down the road and then did the same thing. The problem (at least for me) is the timing belt. We're having a heck of a time getting in there to replace it though. Probably the timing belt for the two of you as well.

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I am having the same problem, thought it was ful pump, no go, I heard they had problms with the fuse box and wiring harness, my mechanic messed with mine a few days ago and it has not did it since, but I am looking at changing that. GL

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