Crankshaft position sensor location needed

Tiny
MVANN74
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  • 2008 KIA OPTIMA
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 34,981 MILES
I have a dtc for the crankshaft position sensor. I have a 2006 body but have installed a engine from a 2008 Kia Optima 2.4. My question is, where is the exact location for the crankshaft position sensor on the vehicle listed above?
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Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 AT 8:50 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 10:30 AM
Tiny
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Thank you. I was about to pull the timing belt cover to change sensor. YouTube video said that's where it's located.
Another quick question about the same car. Dash cluster lights, heat/AC, and tail light are not working. Charge indicator light is on in dash. I tested the alternator and it turned out to be bad. Confirmed by auto parts store. My question is, would a bad alternator cause these systems to not work?
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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I removed the starter motor and I didn't see the sensor there unless i'm totally blind. Enclosed is a photo of behind the starter motor. Looking down from top of engine.
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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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I can't see the sensor. Can we double check the year of the car to make sure it is a 2008? Please post your new question here, you must be logged in.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 10:27 AM
Tiny
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The engine is from a 2008 Kia Optima. The body is model year 2006 Kia Optima LX.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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Update: I believe I found it. On back of engine between tranny and engine. It had a dust cover oner it with 3 bolts. Please see attached photo.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yep, that looks like it good find let me know how it goes when you install a the new sensor.
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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for all of your assistance. Sorry it took so long to respond.
Changed sensor. Didnt solve problem. Started looking around and pulled the variable valve timing sensor. Bingo. It was stuck closed. Installed new sponsor. Car runs excellent now.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Nice work, use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 AT 4:21 PM

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