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Where is the camshaft position sensor located on a 2006.5 kia optima 2.4L 4cylinder

P0340 and P2159 codes

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SOURCE: P0340 Code Camshaft Position Sensor


The Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor detects the position of the camshaft in order to identifiy when piston No. 1 is on its compression stroke. The CMP sensor is used for ignition timing in the Ford DIS igntion system, but not in the EDIS igntion system. Both DIS/EDIS use the CMP signal for synchronizing the firing of sequential fuel injectors.

On the 3.0L vulcan engine, the CMP signal is generated by a single Hall-Effect magnetic switch, activated by a single "vane" spinning around by virture of a synchronized shaft which is driven by the camshaft. 

The CMP sensor & synchronizer/shaft are located behind the intake manifold (i.e., back near the firewall on a Ranger) on the top of the cylinder block. If you just need to replace the sensor, it is a simple job of unplugging the electrical connector and removing the screws holding the sensor in place. Here is a sketch of the sensor to give you an idea what to look for:

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 pt cruiser Camshaft Sensor

change the crankshaft positon sensor in the rear of the engine above the oilfilter. Also check the wiring to this sensor, they have a problem shorting out. You have to change the camshaft and crankshaft sensors at the same time. Make sure you give your car a major tune up. Did you check yor starter?.........runjoe

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: OBD gave code for camshaft position sensor-how to replace?

haynes should have a manual on this car, which will show the location of the cam pos sensor. check autozone or napa

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor. How do I fix it?

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please go the above link and you have a video procedure for how to change the sensor.
just do it and you are done to drive your car away.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 kia optima with a 2.4 engine. need to replace

its on the camshaft behind the timing cover ---i think ??

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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