2008 Kia Optima 2.4L runs ruff and then dies code P0016

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Asked by Aug 20, 2015 at 11:02 AM about the 2008 Kia Optima EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Changed out camshaft and crankshaft sensors (twice) put a new Variable valve timing sensor in and it still doing same thing , starts runs ruff at idle run up RPM's runs fine, but if you let it idling it will die , then it will put the same code back up P0016, had it to a shop and they hooked it up to there system and they can not figure it out , Maybe computer issue or timing??? I'm stumped,, please help

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Sounds like the timing chain or belt is worn out. This will change the positions of both the crankshaft and camshaft. When this happens this trouble code can be triggered. Since you've checked and replaced the sensor I'd suspect the timing chain or belt. Whichever you have. HTH. -Jim

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