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My 56 plate Picanto has been OK-ish for the last 2 years I've owned it but last week we had to replace the Coolant Temp. Sensor and since then it cut out every minute on the minute making it dangerous and impossible to drive.

We have had it plugged in and it reports no errors and we had an electrical car specialist look at it as we and the garage thought it might be the Camshaft sensor but he says it isn't and it might have to go to Kia, so still broken!

Does anyone have any fixes or ideas for this as i'm pulling my hair out!
 

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Hi Jane,

If this has only started happening since the CTS was replaced, then it's very likely that it's the replacement sensor causing the issue. I would have it checked and replaced again. If the problem goes away, then it was the first replacement.

Usually when you have a small problem that you fix be replacing something like a sensor, and straight after that you get more serious problems, it's the very last thing you replaced that's to blame.
 
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Thanks for that speedy response. I've spoken to the garage just a sec ago with what you said and he said he's waiting to get the circuit diagram from the electric auto tech guy and then make it go or ring us - as for swapping the part for a 3rd one he will take on-board what I said but doesn't think it would make a difference.
 

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If it starts and runs for a minute, and then stops, and when you start it it starts ok and runs for a minute before stopping again, i would be looking for a fuel problem. Has the filter in the fuel tank been checked.
 

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We've got the car back at last. The mechanic has taken it to Kia where it came back with no faults at all so Kia suggested it would be a broken or corroded wire or wires and it was. It was a wire around the passenger wheel arch which had corroded through.

£200 including the original sensor replacement.
 

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My 2008 kia picanto 1.1 lx is doing the same , I called auto electrical search , machine reading say it a crankshaft sensor

I can see the wire where it going to but I can't take the sensor out Do I have to take the pulley belt out ( for crankshaft ) ?????

Please assist
 

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Here are pictures of belt and pulleys, sensor is bottom left of lower pulley,in right hand pictureEdited by: BIRDMAN
 

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If it starts and runs for a minute, and then stops, and when you start it it starts ok and runs for a minute before stopping again, i would be looking for a fuel problem. Has the filter in the fuel tank been checked.
Wonder if it's running for the same amount of seconds before it dies :unsure: If that were the case, it would most likely be a sensor somewhere misfiring. Not easy to get to the garage tho is it :cautious:
 
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