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How do you know if only the cmp sensor is bad and not the timing belt

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How do you know if only the cmp sensor is bad and not the timing belt
Submitted: 6 years ago via AllDataDIY.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

The problem is most likely the camshaft position sensor. Check to see if you have good ground and voltage on 2 of the wires, if so replace sensor. Let me know if you have questions.

 

 

P0342 Camshaft Position Sensor Low Input

Possible CausesSetting Conditions
  • CMP sensor signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
  • CMP sensor ground circuit is open
  • CMP sensor has failed
  • PCM has failed
Engine running; engine speed over 600 rpm, and the PCM detected an unexpected low voltage condition on the CMP sensor signal circuit.

This code sets in 2 Trip(s).
This code will turn on the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Will this cause the vehicle not to run or crack up
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.
Yes it will, you can do a compression test to see if your timing is good. Let me know if you have questions.
Dan and 4 other Kia Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks if I need more info can I contact you and how to contact you.
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.
Just reply as you are now if you have follow-up questions. thanks.