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Greetings!

06 sorento with 79k. overdue for timing belt.

The first stall was immediately after start up and while backing down the driveway in the rain. Immediately restarted with no other symptoms. This was in the rain.

About a week later is stalled while coming to a stop at a red light after about a mile drive. After several attempts it restated. Got it home and found Code P0337. Cleared and again no more symptoms.

Again it stalled while coming to a stop, this time no code, no hesitation on restart.

Today we were getting ready to leave and wife had to run into the house for something. When she returned and got into drivers seat it immediately stalled. This time no luck on the restart, but strong crank. I went under the hood to look for anything obvious and heard a noise from the aft end of the engine right after she removed the key. one more restart attempt at it did start but as soon as she turned the lights on it died.

She has also noticed that while in driveway the heater blower changes speed briefly wen she turns the head lights on. it also occasionally has an issue where the climate control knobs do not light up until tapped a few time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Check the battery cables and earth straps for tightness and clean connections.
Next at your mileage this sounds a lot like a crank or cam angle sensor. It is quite common for one to fail arounf 100,000 Km ie 60,000 miles. Did you look up the code?
 

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A P0337 is the crankshaft position sensor, like cmar said, and will most likely need to be replaced. Not sure how much they cost but installation shouldn't be too difficult if you are a DIY-er and can put things back where they belong, lol.

The light issue is probably going to be a short somewhere in the dash, possibly the multifunction switch, the one right behind the steering wheel that consists of the turn signal/headlight switch and wipers. But, it very well could be just dirty terminals or a weak battery.
 

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Do the crankshaft position sensor at the same time you do the belt. Don't push your luck.
 

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Do the crankshaft position sensor at the same time you do the belt. Don't push your luck.
it was $1100 for mine @52,000mi to do the timing belt, cam sensor, crank sensor, replace water bottle and flush coolant, oil change, and some other small things.

Out of warranty by age not by mileage at the time :( with the exact symptoms as the OP.
 
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