Camshaft position sensor

Tiny
CDAVIS1402
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  • 2005 KIA SEDONA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
Just replaced a camshaft position sensor on 2005 KIA Sedona now engine wants to fire but will not start. Any ideas?
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 2:43 AM

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Tiny
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Check for codes and for pending codes
i would suspect crank sensor and not a cam sensor
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 2:51 AM
Tiny
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Code was set said camshaft position sensor p0342 change sensor now won't start
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 2:55 AM
Tiny
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It did start run before?
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 2:57 AM
Tiny
CDAVIS1402
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Yes ran just fine. Check engine light came on last weekend. Had it scanned and was given code P0342. Changed cps today and now will not start.
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 3:05 AM
Tiny
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Recheck your work
if all checked OK and still no start
recheck for codes
reinstall old sensor
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 3:24 AM
Tiny
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Rechecked work, rechecked codes now get P0343 (high Input) vehicle still won't start. Replaced sensor with old and same issue no start.
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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What you have for codes is an OBDII codes where KIA does not supply a detailed diagnose
i suggest a scanner if possible
codes you have its all indicate to a wiring issue
check connector plug and pins if pushed out
The SAE definitions are as follows:
P0342: Camshaft position sensor "A" circuit low, bank 1 or single sensor

PO343. Camshaft position sensor A, bank 1 - high input

DTC P0102, MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR LOW/HIGH

Probable cause. Wiring short to positive
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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
SHAMI72797
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I had this problem and found the wiring connector had a broken wire I had to get a new pigtail for it. FYI
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:49 AM
Tiny
FLOWNNN
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  • 2003 KIA SEDONA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,484 MILES
I have code P0340 on my Van. The engine light is on 50%-70% of the time and the vehicle runs fine but has hesitated to start 3 time in the last couple weeks.

The definition that (2) error reads have the following:
1. Open or short circuit condition
2. Poor electrical connection
3. Faulty CMP sensor
4. Engine mechanical fault(highly doubt this with the way it has been running)

-Is this under warranty or am I better off trying to fix the issue myself.

-If no one knows if it's not under warranty, where is the camshaft position sensor located?

Please help, it's 3:00 pm Friday and I have an appointment at the dealer Saturday morning at 8:00 am!

Thank you in advance!
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:52 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello and thanks for the donation!

Your vehicle's Camshaft Position Sensor is located at the front of the engine (pictured below). You may want to contact your local dealer to inquire about the warranty information for this repair PRIOR to letting them do the work. The most likely cause for this trouble code is indeed a faulty camshaft position sensor.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_1176.jpg

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:52 AM (Merged)
Tiny
FLOWNNN
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Just to clarify, we have the 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. We called and the dealer said they would have to charge us for the consultation if the issue is not covered under warranty.

Thank you very much for the quick reply!
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:52 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DN4192
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  • 2002 KIA SEDONA
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I got the dreaded CEL, and took it to the dealership who hooked it up and stated the code was for a bad Camshaft sensor. My question is how hard is this to replace? The dealership wants around $250 to do it and was wondering if this is something a non dealership reliable mechanic can replace? Also where on the engine is this sensor located?
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:52 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Takes about an hour, its pretty simple to replace.
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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 AT 11:52 AM (Merged)

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