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Hyundai Sonata Crankshaft Sensor May be Damaged by Broken Timing Belt

Hyundai Sonata Problem
11 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6

Average Mileage: 131,000 mi (86,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


Premature timing belt failure may result in serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, it is important to inspect and possibly replace the crankshaft position sensor; it is often damaged when the timing belt breaks.

  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder

    After replacing Timing Belt..had problems starting.

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 150,000 mi

    Car did not start when it was warm. Replaced both crankshaft sensors.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 115,000 mi

    Crankshaft sensor was damaged when the timing belt broke.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 124,000 mi


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  •  Rookie

    Had timing belt and crankshaft sensor replaced as well as water pump and valves. However my tensioner seems to be making a noise now.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi

    Timing belt broken now its making a clanking noise when started. Not sure what's happening...

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6

    Today my car made a loud noise and I lost steering, brakes etc. Almost had an accident. AAA brought my car home and said something happened to my crankshaft, timing belt. Which came first the chicken or the egg? I don't know which it was. The dealer said this isn't covered under my warranty. If there have been other reports than there obviously is a problem. I shouldn't have to pay to have it fixed. Please advise.
    Gloria Smith

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