Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hi there! Do you have any idea what the codes were on the second instance the light came on?
No, they never told me .
alright, I think it is possible the cam sensor is the issue and not the crank sensor. I would really need the codes to be certain,but we do see some wiring issues with these and if the engine loses signal from the cam sensor this would happen. With the tach going to 0 it is a pretty good indication it is the cam sensor.
OK, how much does this type of repair cost? Can the work be done in one day, because I am needing to take a business trip next week.
I am not suggesting just throwing parts at the car by any means, but without a code it is tough to diagnose just based on description.
The sensor is roughly $150 and about an hour labor. A bit more labor because they really need to check the wiring for both the cam and crank sensors
Should be able to do it in a day without a problem
do you suggest going back to my mechanic or taking to dealer?
I would suggest the dealer at this point and this is why. If this is a common problem they may have a bulletin that goes along with the code. This makes them more accurate at dealing with mysterious issues
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