Car died while I was driving and car won't start

Asked by Nov 01, 2016 at 07:43 PM about the 2002 Kia Spectra LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

. I was driving down the road (30-40 mph)
and the car just died on me. It made no loud
noises it just quietly died, in fact I didn't
notice until I had put my foot down to
accelerate again. After my car died it
wouldn't start up at all, it made this whirring
noise like something was rapidly spinning
but, it didn't sound anywhere close to
starting up. I changed my starter since I
assumed that was the problem but after I
changed the starter and tried to restart my
car the whirring noise had only gotten
louder and the car still wouldn't start. I
asked around and was told that my timing
belt needs to be changed but I want to make
sure before pay lots of money to fix it. Not
sure if this helps at all but before the car
died it had problems idling, at least I think
that was the problem, when I would come to
a stop the car would shake excessively but
when I put it from drive to neutral it would
quiet down. Please help.

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