Won't stay running

Tiny
HARLEYMAN2010
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  • 2003 KIA SORENTO
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
The car will start and run for 5 minutes and then dies. Code came up p0340 cam sensor changed it and it still won't stay running.
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Friday, March 14th, 2014 AT 4:21 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a dirty throttle bore and it needs to be serviced here is a guide top help you step by step.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

Please run down this guide and report back.

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Saturday, March 15th, 2014 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
BOOPERIII
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Thanks for this post I had this problem and followed the guide worked perfect! I love this site.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
ALBOOTH79
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My car first died while sitting at a stoplight then wouldn't start back up, so I had it towed home, then we go out to look at it and it starts so I drove it then it did it again this time it died while I was driving down the highway. It wouldn't start back up right away but after letting it sit for about 20 minutes it started back up and I made it home.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check yoru fuel pressre and scan for codes first
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ALBOOTH79
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How/where do I check the fuel pressure? I have the gauges but can't find the place to hook it up to to check it.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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You need an adapter which you probably don't have. An auto parts store may have it pic enclosed.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
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PAULSMITH39642
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  • 2003 KIA SORENTO
  • 108,000 MILES
I have manual diesel sorento that for the last 6 years has performed flawlessly. However, last week the following happened 3 times in 1 trip.

I was towing my exhibition trailer (approx 2.3tonnes) and when I tried accelerate from a roundabout, junction or go up a steepish hill the engine would "feel" like it misfired, and would then die when I depressed the clutch. Turning off and restarting and all would be fine. After the second failure I noticed that the engine check light came on. After the third failure I completed the journey by ensuring that I did not put the engine under any undue strain (under 2000 rpm),

Once I reached the destination, I unhitched the trailer and use the car normally. I also noticed the following day that when I started the engine check light was out, and stayed out.

After completing the event, I towed back and deliberately avoided any strain, and had no failures and the engine check light did not illuminate.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Get a scan to retrieve the troubel codes to see what it says.
The fuel filter might require replacement.
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PAULSMITH39642
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The closed have been downloaded and are u0006 and u0010, both of which according to google suggest a cam sub issue.

I've managed to recreate the issue in normal drivi g bu heavily accelerating / revving the engine, and the check light seems to Rees after 12 hrs.

Hopefully I wont need to pay dealer rats to get to the bottom of this.

The car does do some offloading as I photograph wildlife and equine sports so go across fields and muddy tracks
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Thursday, May 30th, 2019 AT 8:21 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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This could be due to the oil quality and level. If oil change is due, replace it and ensure oil level is correct.
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