1995 Sportages are OBD-I and the DLC connector is indeed behind the air cleaner housing as you indicated. 1996 and newer are OBD-II and the DLC is under the driver's side dash.
OBD-I is generally pretty useless in diagnosing "no start" conditions.
Check for spark using this method: pry the rubber plug off the plastic cover that covers the coil packs. Use an inductive clamp timing light and place it across the number 1 plug wire. Crank the engine. If the timing light flashes you have spark. No flash and you'll have to chase down the cause. Yes, there is a CPS, TPS as well as a cam position sensor. The online shop manual should give data on appropriate resistance and voltage readings. If not for the 1995 pull up 1996 and later and read thru the emissions section with the trouble codes. It will give data on those sensors and I believe they are the same as 1995.
A quick and dirty, but somewhat dangerous way to check fuel pump condition is to pull the fuel line off the fuel filter and have someone crank the engine. A nice spray indicates fuel but doesn't confirm that the injectors are being picked by the ECM. Just be careful if you attempt that. The fuel pressure is over 40 PSI. There is no tap in for a fuel pressure gauge. Kia decided not to include one.
If you have fuel and spark check to make sure the ECM is picking the injectors. If you can get a long screwdriver onto an injector place your ear against the handle while someone cranks the engine and listen for the injector pick. No pick indicates a problem in the injector circuit to the ECM.
If all this looks good then go after a possible jumped timing belt. It's unlikely that happen. Most times the belt just breaks rather than jumps a cog. But anything is possible.
-------------------- 1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.
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