Changed timing belt car turns over but still don't start, what could be.wrong.. on 2003 Kia Rio

Everything seems to be working fine but just doesn't crank over. replaced the idler and tensioner smells of gas tho

by in Oakland, OR on March 18, 2014
1 answer 9 comments
ANSWER by on March 18, 2014
Did the original belt break? Check compression on all 4 cylinders next! Post results.
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COMMENT by on March 18, 2014
No belt didn't break, some of the cogs were sheared off the belt. timed it all working just won't start. got lucky n got to it before it broke..
COMMENT by on March 18, 2014
Missing teeth on the belt is even worse than breaking! Possible bent valves,, check compression NEXT!
COMMENT by on March 18, 2014
Awesome thank you...will try back to ya..
COMMENT by on March 18, 2014
Sure thing!
COMMENT by on March 19, 2014
Well through all that did a compression test after installation of the new timing belt pullies a/c belt alternator belt..ouch..have a bent valve..lesson learned..
COMMENT by on March 19, 2014
Thanks for the response, may help others with a similar vehicle to change the timing belt sooner! Sorry you had this problem but if that's the wrose thing that ever happens,,, aint to bad!!
COMMENT by on March 19, 2014
Right..thanks for the help..appreciate.it
COMMENT by on March 19, 2014
You betcha! Get a turkey with that bow, forget about the dang car!! Season opens soon here in VA,
COMMENT by on March 19, 2014
Sweet, I have 30 that roost I'm my oak trees ..they are my alarm clock..lol good luck ...plus just getting over broken wrist gotta work back into it..:) So I'm pretty sure I have timed it wrong..where.ate the.marks for y intake and exhaust?