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i overheated my 2004 kia spectra ex and now it wont start

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School: UC Berkeley

While a bad cam sensor can be the cause of a no-start condition, so can a jumped timing belt which would also set the code for P0340.

The cam sensor is behind the upper timing cover:

You remove the upper timing belt cover to replace the cmp sensor. Takes about 30 minutes.

I would suggest removing the timing covers and verifying that the timing is correct and if it is, then replace the sensor. If not, then it needs timing belt job

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