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

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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Average mileage: 109,500 (53,000–166,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
3 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003
5 people reported this problem
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2003 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder53,000
replaces crankshaft position sensor at 50,000 miles
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