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

Kia Optima Problem
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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: 110,493 mi (53,000 mi - 186,952 mi)


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

    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, 120,000 mi

    replaced cylinder head and pistons belt waterpump C. P. S. timimg belt and balancer belt trys to start but fail ...

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 53,000 mi

    new timing belt at 50,000 miles

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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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