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Kia Optima Crankshaft Position Sensor May be Damaged if Timing Belt Breaks

 
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6

Average Mileage: 118,491 mi (60,999 mi - 186,952 mi)

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Timing belts can break prematurely and cause serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, the crankshaft position sensor should also be replaced as it most likely has suffered damage as well.

  • valajaye, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 186,952 mi
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    it just shut off while driving and acts like it wants to crank but won't and i have had the timing belt replaced and got heads fixed on the motor. i replaced the fuel pump and spark plugs

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 145,000 mi

    This was recalled on the '01 and '02 Kia optimas. Mine is an '03. Just my luck. Also now the driver's sdie door won't open. This car is like freaking Christine.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 60,999 mi

    My driver door is stuck as well and its a 03

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