Kia Sorento 2003-05

Crankshaft Position Sensor

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Operation



The crankshaft position sensor is a Hall-Effect sensor that senses the crank angle (piston position) of each cylinder and converts it into a pulse signal. The signal from the sensor is relayed to the ECM to indicate engine rpm and the position of the crankshaft.

Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the connector from the sensor.
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  5. Remove the bolt that retains the sensor in place.
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  7. Remove the sensor from its mounting.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Clearance between the sensor and the sensor wheel should be 0.020-0.059 inch.
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Testing



  1. Properly connect the scan tool.
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  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle.
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  5. Be sure the idle position switch is ON.
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  7. Specifications are as follows:

    Temperature - 4 degrees F, test specification 1500-1700 RPM
     
    Temperature 32 degrees F, test specification 1350-1550 RPM
     
    Temperature 68 degrees F, test specification 1200-1400 RPM
     
    Temperature 104 degrees F, test specification 1000-1200 RPM
     
    Temperature 176 degrees F, test specification 650-850 RPM
     

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  9. Replace sensor, as required.
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