Cranks but wont start

Tiny
KNAWLLEGE
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  • 2008 KIA SPORTAGE
I'm trying to start my car, it sounds like it is trying to start, but it wont turn over. Any suggestions on what it might be?
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 3:47 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you have a weak fuel pump or a dirty throttle bore, here are two guides that can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Fuel pump and Injector/s checks out try the throttle bore
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
SIRRAH
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The throttle bore was filthy! A followed your guide and now the car has never run better I love this site.
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 5:02 PM
Tiny
SSHIRLEY1
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  • 2001 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 181,000 MILES
Engine will turn over but the car won't start.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MDALVIAR
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  • 2002 KIA SPORTAGE
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  • 4 CYL
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Car shut off while I was driving. Sounded like maybe out of gas. Put in gas, replaced fuel pump. Still will not start. It had overheated twice. Looks like oil in the water. No water in the oil. Any ideas?
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Pressure check coolant system for a head gasket if it shows nothing get chemical from auto parts to test. Then try a security system reset, see link.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DRCHARLES66
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My Kia will sometimes start but it will not turn over. This happens intermittently
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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Have the vehicle plugged into a diagnostic computer to see if there are any faults stored !
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MAS1186
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  • 4 CYL
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Hello,

I have recently purchased a 2001 Kia Sportage LE and I am having issues with a High Idle in park and Neutral only. When car is is drive or Reverse, it runs fine on the road and has no problems. When you stop and the engine is warm, I will not crank again for about 30 mins or so until it cools down. There are 3 as follows P0101 P0507 and P1505. I did try to replace the Idle Air Control Valve and at first it seemed to work then as I test drove it. Again once it warmed up high idle in park and neutral and seems to want to rev up randomly without any pressure on gas pedal. And when I shut her off again, she would not crank! Any ideas. Please help
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked for vacuum leaks? Also, when it doesn't start, have you checked to see if the engine is getting spark and proper fuel pressure?
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No vacuum leaks.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BEARBACKCOWBOY
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  • 2001 KIA SPORTAGE
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  • 4WD
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  • 105,000 MILES
I have a 2001 Kia sportage. It won't start and the hold button on the dash flashes. When you hit the hold button on the shifter it will not come off. Is there a way you can reset this without spending a arm an a leg at a dealership? Could this problem cause the car not to start? The starter tries to crank.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi bearbackcowboy,

When the HOLD light is flashing, something is wrong and preventing the engine from starting. It could be anything so you need a scan to find out what is wrong.

How much it is going to cost will depend on what is wrong.

Try disconnecting the battery negative terminal for a few mins and see if you can get it started after reconnecting.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BEARBACKCOWBOY
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I have tried pulling the battery cable and that hasn't worked. I am going to have it scanned. Thank you for your help.
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 AT 1:20 PM (Merged)

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