2.4 Hyundai Sante Fe Cranks No Start – P0335 Code
Hyundai Sante Fe 2.4 – Makeshift Camshaft Holding Tool
I recently worked on a 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe, 2.4 Liter four cylinder DOHC (Double Over Head Cam) with 88,000 miles, towed in to our shop with a cranks but no start condition. The engine cranked over normally and sounded like it had good compression, indicating the timing belt was good. If the engine turned over too fast and sounded like it had weak compression I would have suspected a bad timing belt. Also when cranking it over, I noticed that there was no RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) reading on the tachometer.
This usually means that the crank sensor is not providing the RPM reading to the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). After doing a quick scan for fault codes with my scan tool, I found a P0335 CKP sensor (Crankshaft Position Sensor) fault code. A quick check on Identifix, showed that there were several confirmed fixes with the Crank Sensor solving the problem. Replacing the CKP sensor is no quick job, labor time shows 3.1 hours.
The sensor wire on the Sante Fe four cylinder is behind the lower timing cover and the wire harness is routed behind the PS (Power Steering Pump), it travels up the side of the engine, underneath engine covers by the fuel rail and connects near the throttle body. Needless to say since the timing belt was due to be changed at 90,000 miles anyway, it made since to change it at the same time I installed the new crank sensor.
This brings me back to the makeshift camshaft holding tool rig that is pictured at the beginning of this post. When installing the new timing belt and trying to line up the timing marks, the cams would not stay in place, they kept springing out of alignment. And out of all my thousands of dollars worth of automotive tools, I didn’t have a cam clamp or cam holding tool in my tool box. Luckily, the tie straps, two 17 mm wrenches and my trusty vise grips did the trick though. Looks like I’ll have to add the Lisle 36880 DOHC Lock Tool to my tool shopping list, so I’ll be better prepared for the next time.
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