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99 Kia Sephia cranks but won't start...?

11-03-2007, 10:50 PM

I have a peculiar problem. My '99 Sephia suddenly cut off on me while I was driving the other night. The engine just cut off out of nowhere. The starter rotates the engine, but it won't begin running:banghead:

Something like this has happened before. I drove the car and parked it. When I got back in and tried to start it, the starter would rotate the engine but the engine would start. I had the car towed to a rapist ... I mean the mechanic and he raped me ... I mean charged me almost $700 to replace a so-called faulty fuel pump and so-called fuel pump wiring. The car ran fine after that. Then about 2 weeks later, the check engine light came on out of nowhere. I did a diagnostic scan one the car and came up with the code P0442 - Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system, small leak detected. I did nothing about it since the car didn't show any symptoms of mechanical problems.

So here I stand with a car that just cranks but won't start up. I haven't checked anything yet. Someone suggested the timing belt. I'll wait to hear what you guys have to say.

All responses will be considered.

Brooklyn, NY

01-23-2008, 04:38 PM
id say you have a problem with the fuel injection system or a bad electronic sensor, the injectors may be clogged, or wore out or may have a leak.

the problem could be a bad electronic sensor. These devices
monitor certain key engine factors as well as outside air
temperature. If one of them fails, it could throw the entire
fuel system off and thus cause starting problems.

hope this helps


12-02-2008, 04:10 PM
check to see if you are getting fire to the spark plugs. if not there is a fuse panel under the hood on the driver side and there is a fuse that supplies power to the coils which gives them fire. I had the same problem and replacing that fuse fixed it.
check your manual and see which one it is and try replacing it.

good luck

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