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post #1 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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CamShaft Sensor !!!!

I have a 96 Cherokee country. 4.0 straight 6. Automatic. The beginning of this year I enjoyed that stalling out issues of the crankshaft sensor, until I replaced it, along with the distributor and a new fuel filter. I had the transmission rebuilt also and a couple weeks ago replaced a freeze plug.

"Frankenstein" began stalling out again. I had the codes read, it indicated the cam sensor. I took it to Goodyear who had replaced my distributor (being that I was 500 miles from my garage) which the camshaft was included in that replacement.

Goodyear told me it was my PCM, well I ordered one, put it in, FLASHED it. And it still stalls out....only, as it seems) when a light turns green and I am about to accelerate, or just before accelerating.

My question, obviously, is what could be the issue, if it's indicating the cam sensor but technically wouldn't be the cam sensor?



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post #2 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 07:44 AM
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Stop having a tire store, Goodyear, fix your Jeep. If you can't do the work yourself take it to a REAL mechanic. There is NO reason to change a Distributor for a bad cam sensor. the sensor is a $15 part, that a blind 5 yearold could change. If it wear me I would start by replacing the cam and cranksensors, with OEM versions. And have the wires and connections inspected as part of the installation

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 07:46 AM
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low fuel pressure is a possibility
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 07:59 AM
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First, buy genuine Jeep sensors. It is a well known fact that non-Jeep sensors are often out of specification, or even faulty right out of the box, and have a shorter than normal service life.

Second, find a competent Jeep mechanic, instead of a random tire store mechanic.

Third, as suggested, test the fuel pressure.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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I'll try that. And you're right about Goodyear. But i had broken down a mile from their place in rush hour traffic, i had a moment of insanity.

I'll replace them myself and see what happens.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-13-2014, 07:49 PM
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I had a lot of issues with my new jeep here recently. I replaced crankshaft sensor, 02 sensor, cleaned throttle body IAC and TPS and still would not run. After replacing the crankshaft sensor it ran fine for about 3 minutes then started running bad again. It almost acted like it was not getting any fuel and it stalled several times driving it to the mechanic to finally have the codes red. It ended up being my MAP sensor. ( the only one that I didn't mess with) I replaced that and runs good as new now. Not sure if that is your issue but i would maybe check into that!
Hope the information helps because i had a heck of a time with mine!
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After finally getting it running!
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-24-2014, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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I took it in, finally, they found out what the issue has been! THE WIRING HARNESS! That enters the distributor. It was intermittently losing connection.
So diagnostics pointed at the cam sensors and ****ty goodyear said it was the computer, and it was the wiring harness! My Jeep, Frankenstein, runs Perfect!
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