Camshaft position sensor replaced and still having engine issues and same code?

Tiny
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  • 2006 KIA SPECTRA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 125,000 MILES
I replaced my VVT solenoid and once replaced, I started having engine issues. My car had a camshaft position sensor bank a code and I replaced the camshaft position sensor entirely since it’s an old car and I’m the new owner. I’m still getting the same performance issues/stalling and same code. A spark occurred from faulty VVT solenoid and shit the engine off, so I replaced the wiring and solenoid itself to keep that from happening again. I’m thinking this may have caused ECM damage but that’s expensive and I want to make sure before I do anything.
Thursday, December 1st, 2022 AT 1:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

The idea that something sparked/shorted, there is a chance an electronic component was damaged. However, if you replaced the solenoid and that is when the problem started, I question if the solenoid is faulty.

Let me know the diagnostic trouble code you have. I can use that to see possible causes and diagnostics to resolve the issues.

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, December 1st, 2022 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
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P0340 was the code. Also, the solenoid sparked on the old one. I replaced the solenoid and the electrical connector to it after that. Then my car had this code after the old one went away.
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Friday, December 2nd, 2022 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

The P0340 indicates there is no signal from the sensor. You indicated the replacement of the connector. Are you certain the wiring was connected to the correct pins? Is there a possibility that one of the repairs has failed?

I attached diagnostics below which will walk you through checking the connector. Take a look through them and let me know if you are comfortable performing them.

Let me know.

Joe

See pics below.
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Friday, December 2nd, 2022 AT 9:39 PM

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