2012 Ford KA Fiesta Sedan
Engine does not start

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delbertsiasoyco
Driver
3 points

Problem added: Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
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?

Car details
Car: Ford KA
Variant: Fiesta Sedan
Model Year: 2012
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Check the cam belt timing.
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delbertsiasoyco
Driver
3 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
I did. it is also intact.
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1/4drive
Legend
1,890 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
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.
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delbertsiasoyco
Driver
3 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Understood. It runs on petrol and its engine displacement is 1600. I'll have it checked by a professional. thanks!
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whittingehame
Legend
15,938 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Check the crank sensor .Often gets messed up with shredded belt / **** .
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whittingehame
Legend
15,938 points

Aug 23, 2018 (2 years ago)
Belt may be intact but have some teeth sheered off .
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