After replacing a broken timing belt, no ignition and the engine will not crank?

Tiny
GARY COFFMAN
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  • 2006 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
I had a broken timing belt. Tore down and replaced and seated bent valves. Reassembled with new plugs and wires. Started engine but would not idle at all. Tried several times. Suddenly lost ignition and cannot get it to turn over. Had two wires crossed, fixed that. Charged battery to 100%. Still no ignition. Checked all fuses and relays for start and IGN. What do I do?
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Sunday, August 28th, 2022 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Okay, I attached the starter wiring schematic below, so you have a reference. The first thing to try is to see if it starts in neutral.

If there is no change, there is a 30-amp ignition 2 fusible link in the under the hood. Confirm it is good and there is power to and from it. Also, there is a 10 amp start fuse in the fuse box inside the vehicle. Do the same. Remember, even if the fuse is good, confirm there is power in and out from it.

Here is a link you may find helpful:

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

If the fuses are good, then we need to jump to the starter relay. If there is a different relay having the same part number, switch them. If there isn't one with the same part number.

Here is a link that explains how to test one:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

If that is good, then go to the starter motor. There will be two red wires going to it. One is a heavy gauge wire direct from the battery. It will have power at all times. The other will be a smaller gauge wire and will only have power when the key is in the start position. Have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for power to that wire.

If there is power, replace the starter. If there is no power, let me know.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2022 AT 8:47 PM

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