Kia Optima Problem Report

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

(19 reports)

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.

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 -
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. -
Basically same as the others. Now in the process of looking for a engine :( it's sad that warrant and car are paid off and now I've have problems!! -
replaced cylinder head and pistons belt waterpump C. P. S. timimg belt and balancer belt trys to start but fail ... -
new timing belt at 50,000 miles -
My driver door is stuck as well and its a 03 -
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