Will not start. (2004 Kia Amanti)

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Asked by Jun 29, 2015 at 02:04 PM about the 2004 Kia Amanti Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the spark plugs, wires, vacuum tubes.  Now the engine will not start.  I do not
hear any hissing so not a vacuum leak.   When I turn the key I get cranking action (rrrrrrrr
noise) but no turn over.  I pulled back the ignition wires to 2-4-6 (these are easy to look at
as 1-3-5 are buried under manifold) and none of them were sparking when trying to start.

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From what I read you either have a bad coil, or the wiring order on the cap is not correct. The cranking is just your starter doing its job, but no ignition is incorrect timing

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The car has combination of wires and ignition coils. plugs 1 3 5 have wires and are buried under maniforld. the wires from 1 3 5 connect to ignition coils on top of 2 4 6 (connections 1-4, 3-6, 5-2) . Basically had to tear apart 1/2 of engine and disconnect many sensors, vacuum lines, etc. to do the spark plug and wires. after re- assembling I get no ignition. cranking but no spark can be seen if i pull back the wires (connecting 1 3 5) to coils 2 4 or 6. do you think it is crank shaft sensor problem or actual timing belt issue? Could a bad Oxygen sensor be to blame? https://www.google.com/search? q=kia+amanti+2004+spark+plug+wiring&newwindow=1&espv=2&biw= 1920&bih=947&tbm=isch&imgil=Oe2OCDpiaQ3liM%253A%253B1- X0zlvtn- jmLM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.justanswer.com%2 5252Fkia%25252F53ki5-kia-amanti-firing-order-wire- order.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Oe2OCDpiaQ3liM%253A%252C1- X0zlvtn-jmLM%252C_&usg=__tV- yvdNXjhkMHLeV1w4EkNeYZEQ%3D&ved=0CEoQyjc&ei=gx2QVe_W DYHloATH0YP4BA#imgrc=ey4h8OW5XyfhQM%3A&usg=__tV- yvdNXjhkMHLeV1w4EkNeYZEQ%3D

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