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2004 Kia Sorento Question: Where is the Camshaft Position Sensor located, and is it a DIY project?

 

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slotdept1, 3.5L V6, Las Vegas, NV, December 04, 2011, 13:25
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I have a P0340 code.

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    December 04, 2011, 15:36
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    does not mean the sensor is bad. a code never identifies a bad part, just a failed system. before throwing parts at it, get it checked to confirm.

    Roy

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    slotdept1, December 05, 2011, 00:47
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    Thanks for the reply, I've scheduled an appointment with the dealer since it is still under warranty.

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    December 04, 2011, 18:14
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    Vehicle Application: 2004 Sorento 3.5

    Customer Concern: Code P0340, replaced crankshaft position sensor, when vehicle gets hot it stalls.
    Average Reported Mileage: 73000
    Tests/Procedures: 1. Check the timing belt alignment.

    2. With the key on, check for battery voltage at the camshaft position sensor on the Green wire, ground of less that 0.05 volts on the Black wire, then start the vehicle and scope the camshaft position sensor signal on the Blue wire, if the signal is erratic and the power and ground are good, the tone wheel may be loose or damaged or the camshaft position sensor may be faulty.

    3. With the key on, check for battery voltage at the crankshaft position sensor on the Green wire, ground of less than 0.05 volts on the Black wire, then start the vehicle and scope the crankshaft position sensor signal on the Blue wire, if the signal is erratic and the power and ground are good, the tone wheel may be loose or damaged or the crank shaft position sensor may be faulty.

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    slotdept1, December 05, 2011, 00:47
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    Thanks for the reply, I've scheduled an appointment with the dealer since it is still under warranty.

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    August 20, 2014, 06:28
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    I HAVE A 2004 KIA SORENTO WITH 113,000 AND I JUST WANTED TO JOT THIS DOWN SO ANYONE ELSE CAN SEE WHAT PROBLEM I'VE HAD AND THEY CAN SEE IF THEY ARE HAVING THE SAME AND GET SOME INSIGHT AS TO ONE OF THE THINGS IT CAN DEFINITELY BE. SO THE 2 TIMES WITHIN THE LAST 6 MTHS, I AM OUT RUNNING ERRANDS AND IT HAS LEFT ME STALLED, THEN WON'T CRANK HAD IT TOWED TO MACHANIC WHEN THEY TRIED TO CRANK IT IT CRANKED RIGHT UP SO NOTHING WAS SHOWING UP ON SCANNER. 2 DAYS LATER WHEN I CRANKED IT, IT WAS IDELING IRRACTICALLY, MOTOR SHAKING, THEN IT STALLED AND WOULD NOT CRANK,I TRIED TO CRANK IT AFTER WORK THAT DAY AND IT WAS THE SAME AS I LEFT IT EARLIER IN THE DAY,JUST STRUGGLING TO CRANK LIKE IT WAS OUT OF GAS, BUT WITH THE NOISE AND SHAKING. YESTERDAY AFTER WORK I TRIED TO CRANK IT AND STILL THE SAME SO I PLUGGED MY DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IN TO SEE IF A CODE CAME UP AND 2 CODES CAME UP, HOWEVER THE CODES WERE THE SAME P0340.I'M GLAD I SAW THE CODE FOR MYSELF. MY MACHANIC JUST 6 MTHS AGO PUT IN A NEW CRANKCASE SENSOR, I WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM THEN AS I DO NOW ONLY A FEW DIFFERENT SYSTOMS, LIKE WHILE I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD THIS TIME,MY GAS PEDAL JUST QUIT WORKING, I FELT IT WHEN IT QUIT WORKING EVEN THOUGH MY FOOT WAS ON THE PEDAL AND PUSHED AND ALSO THIS TIME THE MOTOR IS SHAKING AND MAKING A NOISE AS IF SOMETHING IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT AND THE PARTS IN THE ENGINE ARE OUT OF SYNC, BUT LAST TIME I NEVER SEEN A CODE ON A SCANNER WITH MY OWN EYES, BUT BOTH TIMES WHEN I HAD IT TOWED TO THE MACHANIC, INITIALLY EVERYTHING WAS FINE AS IF I WAS LYING AND SO I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL IT HAPPENED AGAIN(AND BELIEVE ME IT HAPPENED AGAIN, IT ALWAYS DOES AND IT ALWAYS WILL) SO HOPEFULLY ONE OF THE TIMES THEY WERE ABLE TO GET A CODE. SO FOR THIS TIME AS I SAID I PUT THE SCAN TOOL IN MYSELF AND I TOLD THEM YESTERDAY AND I THOUGHT THIS PROBLEM WAS THE SAME THING THAT THEY HAD FIXED THE 6 MTHS AGO AND IT WAS BEING MY MACHANIC CONFIRMED IT, SO HE TOLD ME THEY DEFINITELY WOULD HONOR FIXING IT AGAIN,PART AND LABOR, BEING WHAT HE THINKS AND SAYS IS A DEFECTIVE PART. AND HE ONLY BUYS FROM O'RIELLYS..

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