2004 Kia Sorento Will not start

Tiny
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  • 2004 KIA SORENTO
  • 92,000 MILES
I replaced the crankshaft position sensor and reassembled the car. The engine will not start now. It turns but will not fire. The only thing that is not replaced is the coolant and this is completely empty. I have not refilled it incase I need to drain it again. Could this cause the engine to not start? If not, is there something else to check or reset? It is not pulling any codes right now.
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:23 PM

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Tiny
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Was timing belt removed in process? So tested for spark to plugs and none?
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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Yes, timing belt was removed and replaced. I can not access the spark plugs when it is back together, as the intake manifold completely covers all of the spark plugs. I assume it is not sparking as I can smell straight gasoline from the tail pipe when it turns over.
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Sure T belt marks all lined up correct? Crankshaft sensing blade and crankshaft sensor angle correct?
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:48 PM
Tiny
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The marks all lined up, as far as the cam shaft cranks. I didn't see any marks on the actual crankshaft to line up, however.
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
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I just found a diagram that shows there is a mark on the crankshaft. If this was not properly lined up, will that keep the engine from starting all together?
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Also, since this is an interference engine, could the timing being off have damaged the engine all together when I tried to start it?
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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Most diffently keep from starting do not think valves damaged but make sure auto tension lenght is correct or T belt timing will change at startup
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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Ok, great. I will try to re-set the timing. Are there any tricks I should be aware of to help with the tension length?
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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If you compress and pin auto tensioner and adjusted length is correct then good to go
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:51 PM

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