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06 sorento wont start when cold unplug temperature sending

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06 sorento wont start when cold unplug temperature sending unit will start up replug sensor will start every time no engine lite
JA: Have you checked the connectors on the sensor itself? It's important that they not be loose or corroded.
Customer: replaced sensor and checked connection look good to me will start when warm very good will not start after sitting overnite
JA: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes just replaced temp sensor checed connection
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  mike switzer replied 5 months ago.

you need a new temp sensor. he range in which it is reading is causing it to send too much fuel to the engine when cold. it wont set a cold due to it is reading and sending a temp to the ecu but it is to far of for the engine to run properly.