Engine wont start

Tiny
DRIGGERS48
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Will not start I was told it needed a timing belt because it broke. So I went to change the timing belt and its not broke and appears to be fine. It turns over fine and everything looks fine. I sprayed starter fluid down the intake and didn't get anything. Then I checked for spark and its got spark. The lady I got the car from told me a week before this happened there was a code for the cat. Should I ignore this code? I also have not ran the codes myself so I do not know if there any others. Please help!
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 5:31 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Can you hear the fuel pump turn on without cranking the engine over? Here is a guide that will help us get started.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 5:35 AM
Tiny
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I do have spark! And I am bypassing the fuel system by putting starting fluid directly into the intake manifold! I was hoping to do this and if it started with the starting fluid I would know I have a fuel issue but I dint get anything. Just a few weeks before this happened I had a check engine light for a catalytic converter. Would this have something to do with my issue?
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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You could have a converter that has come apart and plugged the exhaust but to be sure lets run down this guide

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-catalytic-converter

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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I just replaced the timing belt in my 2005 Sorento, I did this because the bolt broke off that holds the damper to the cam shaft. I now know this happens a lot with this model. My problem is that the car will not start. If I spray into the injectors I can keep it running but when I stop it dies. Any ideas.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Check can and crank sensors. If ok see if you have power to the fuel pump. A quick check for codes wouldn't hurt either.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:07 PM (Merged)
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Car tries to start, but wont turn over completely, and then it just rapidly clicks.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check battery for condition including load test most places do for free also make sure terminals are clean.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
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RENEE L
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Hi ROBSR,

Here is a link to helpful information from this site that features written instructions, pictures and a video explaining how to load test your battery yourself.

If you need further assistance please come back to 2CarPros.com. We are always happy to help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-battery

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It ended up being a bad battery. However, I am now having trouble getting the belt around the alternator. Any tips?
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Move the tensioner in the direction of the arrow in picture put belt on then release tensioner. It may take a wrench or ratchet to move it.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
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NICK22
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I cranked my kia sorento drove it to the other side of the yard and parked it. A few mins later I went to leave to go to the store and it will not start now
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If not turning over, check battery for condition including load test then try resetting security system.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:08 PM (Merged)
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Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Kia Sorento 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 49,000 miles

We narrowed the problem down to the after market anti theft device installed by the previous owner. But where can we locate the main system interrupted relay and bypass main control circuit?
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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If it is an aftermarket system, you need to find a dealer that installs the brand you have. There are so many different manufacturers, we can not keep all the schematics or information on them.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
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Just finished changing fuel filter, the next minute the car not starting, but does crank but not firing.

I have checked the fuel line and also try to use quick start, it does run for a second and went off again.

Any idea?
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Try resetting seucity system if no manual look online, then scan for codes. And check fuses underhood
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
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Drove the car five miles came back park in garage after parking tried to back up car would not start. No sound sound at all.

Lights, radio click is working. Sunroof will not open. Over night battery' died tried to jump lights came back on but still won't start. The car has a identity remote and remote keyless entry. Both lights up the keyless do not open or lock the car.
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
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KEN L
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It sounds like the battery needs replacing, once the battery shorts out it will not jump start.

Is the battery more than three years old?
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 11:09 PM (Merged)
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Hi we have an 05 Sorento that randomly wouldn’t start. If you held gas pedal it would start then run great, but then it quit starting altogether. Replaced all injectors and battery and it started and drove around the block and hasn’t started since. Any ideas?
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a crankshaft angle sensor that is out but lets test for spark first.

Here is a guide to help you see how to do the test.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Please run this test and get back to us.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, March 26th, 2018 AT 11:03 AM

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