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Hi. Its pretty common for the crankshaft position sensors to fail on the Sedona. An easy check is next time it does not start, to watch the RPM gauge while you are cranking it. The gauge should move to approx 200-300 rpms.
is there a sensore in the fuel tank that could stop it from sparking
ok because I was reading about another kia that would do this when the tank was below 1/3
That would be from fuel not getting sucked up when the filter on the end of the pump falls off.
also when the timing belt was replaced thay dident replace the tencioner
You don't have too if its not leaking.
what other sensores control the spark that could be affected by heat
Thats pretty much it. The cam sensor controls fuel delivery.
yes but when this happens there is no spark at the plugs
the car turns over but there is no spark
I pulled off a lead and put a screwdriver in and got someone to crank the car and its not sparking
That is why I suggested you view the rpms the next time it does not start. If no rpms then the crank sensor is faulty
and thats the only thing that will stop the spark
dose the sensor read the timing belt or the crank teeth
The crank teeth
is it in a oil filled area
Its behind the timing cover
is that the blackplastic on the passinger side of the moter
and how far away shood it be from the teeth
It will only mount in one position. there is no need to adjust it.
I am going to go out and pull it off is there a way of testing it
or just go get another one and see what it dose
Only by using an osciliscope. But the test is to see if the car is reading rpms when it will not start.
great that means I have to drive it till it stops again lol because the wife wont drive it and I want my truck back
Just idle it in the driveway until it gets warm then retry starting it
and my next car will be a classic
it dont happen all the time it can go weeks between stops
Maybe you can get lucky and it wont start.
usualy after I drive it for a few weeks and then the wife gets in and then she is calling me all sorts on names because she is stuck somewhere
ok I'll go try
You can only take that for so long... haha
ok I just went out to start it and watched the taco it dident move till it fired up
I havent been in the car for a week so as it started it turned over a bit and there was no taco movement till it started
and the engin light stays on
If the engine light stays on then there is a code.
but kia had it with the engine light on and thay say nothingshowes up
That can't be.
Engine light does not come on for nothing
lol I hate computers
I hear ya.
ok If I can drive it over to the station and the light stays on then thay shood be able to tell me
Yeah. They may not say what is exactly at fault. But there will be a code to be retrieved which gives an idea of whats going on.
ok just called the station and will head down and hopefully I make it and the light stays on
thankyou again and if I leave this open I will tell you what thay say
Yeah, hopefully! Good luck. You can come back to the site and request me with your results if you like.
the code is po335 crankshaft sensor
quote $500 to replace
Glad to hear. You can get your truck back.