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

 
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6

Average Mileage: 109,500 mi (53,000 mi - 166,000 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.

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