Power loss on acceleration

Tiny
TERRI DEMPSEY
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  • 2003 KIA SORENTO
  • 85,000 MILES
When accelerating loses power. Wait a few minutes then it starts. Have had into our mechanic and they cannot find anything.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 12:56 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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HI TERRI,

Yes, this sounds like a classic crankshaft position sensor problem, these sensors can go bad intermittently and be hard to detect from a mechanics point of view. This is because the computer will not catch this problem.

When the engine stalls it will be a fuel or ignition spark problem.

Here is a guide that will tell you more.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 10:05 AM

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