Sonata 2001 CAM position sensor plug

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Klaus Macon, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Klaus Macon

    Klaus Macon Guest

    My Sonata with 2.4 DHOC engine stalls after about 15 miles from a cold
    start. I then have to wait 2 - 3 minutes to restart so I can go another
    mile or two. THe car has 53000 miles and I'm the 2nd owner, so I'm out of
    warrantee. Just had timing belt replaced in August. Due to the computer
    code, Pep Boys replace the Cam Position Sensor, however the plug to the
    sensor was bad so they rigged it for the time being. The problem did not
    go away - and now Pep Boys tells me I need a new plug but the only way that
    comes is in a wire harness at $1150.00 before labor charges. Is there any
    way around this as I can see harness and labor charges exceeding what I
    originally paid for the car. Thanks in advance for any help or
    Klaus Macon, Nov 27, 2006
  2. Klaus Macon

    hyundaitech Guest

    The symptoms you describe are exactly consistent with one of the camshafts
    being timed a tooth or two off. This will cause stalling in the manner
    you describe as well as the check engine lamp with the trouble code you

    If the problem were with the camshaft sensor or the data it reports to the
    ECM, your car should still not stall. You'd experience the trouble code
    and check engine lamp you report, but your performance issues should be
    limited to a tip-in hesitation on acceleration.
    hyundaitech, Nov 30, 2006
  3. Klaus Macon

    sqdancerLynn Guest

    Plug should be very easy to replace/repair by someone with a little bit of
    electrical experience. If you can locate one in a junk yard cuth the plug
    out & splice it in. If it is a common problem your deler may have a repair
    sqdancerLynn, Dec 6, 2006
  4. Klaus Macon

    Klaus Macon Guest

    Sorry to take so long to say thanks, but here's what happened since I
    started. I got the camshaft sensor plug replaced by Hyundai after
    finding out they had a kit, also they again replaced the crankshaft
    sensor (3rd time in 18 months). Next day after driving 60 miles on one
    trip then another 3 miles, the car strands me again. The Hyundai dealer
    had to take off the head to find one cracked piston and two badly scored
    pistons, and suggested I either get another engine or look at another
    car. My suggestion that they may have put the timing belt in wrong did
    not go over very well but they gave me an excellent allowance on the car
    toward another used (but with 2 years warrantee left) car. I probably
    could have sought legal remedies but I still needed a car in the
    meantime. I noticed the used car manager did try to jack up the
    replacement car price by $2000 higher that his advertised internet
    price, which would have made my allowance quite a bit smaller, but we
    settled that matter to my satisfaction.
    Klaus Macon, Dec 10, 2006
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