Ford KA Engine does not start

2012 Ford KA Problem

Ref#21098
CarFord KA Fiesta Sedan
Year2012
Ownerdelbertsiasoyco
Posted23/08/2018
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I was driving when the fan belt broke. I was stalled and had the belt replaced. when I tried to start the vehicle the engine was cranking but there was no compression. We then proceeded to check the timing belt and it was intact and saw that when we cranked the engine the belt turned and the whole engine turned but there was still no compression. What should I do?
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1838 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Check the cam belt timing.


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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delbertsiasoyco | Driver | Since: Aug 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

I did. it is also intact.


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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Solution 2
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1838 | View Garage
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Not its intact but the timing,
it would be the first cam belt to jump teeth after a belt shreds.
And first symptom of a jumped belt is lack of compression.
But it may have jumped enough to make the pistons hit the vales bending them,
again to compression.
And as you haven't stated engine size/fuel I can't advise on the cam timing procedure.


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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delbertsiasoyco | Driver | Since: Aug 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Understood. It runs on petrol and its engine displacement is 1600. I'll have it checked by a professional. thanks!


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11809 | View Garage
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Check the crank sensor .Often gets messed up with shredded belt / **** .


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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Solution 4
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11809 | View Garage
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Belt may be intact but have some teeth sheered off .


Posted on Thursday 23rd of August 2018
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