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Unread 10-22-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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cherokee p1391 code

ok 1998 cherokee sport 4.0 fuel inj.4 door auto trans.2 wd.2 weeks ago crank but no spark.check engine light and code replaced cam( this model year its actually a ignition pick up sensor) and crank position sensors.used OEM MOPAR sensors for both.Bam! cranked up and ran fine.used a scangauge plus and cleared codes.check engine light went away.then a day later came back on.cleared went off.stayed off for 3 days then back on still same cranks right up and runs i have been doing this for past week.the light still keeps coming back on and staying.and i hate seeing that light.hate it.cleared today,back on a few min ago when i started it.sometimes it waites until im driving to come on not always when i crank it.Unpluged both and made sure connectors were good and they look like clean brass.What the @$##%^%#@.any one have any ideas?especially when it is cranking and running sat for 6 months with this light on and code showing but had to wait to until i could afford mopar sensors.any thing else that throws that code but its not the cps's?please help.cant stand this anymore.if jeep didnt crank and run great then its easyier to track down when ots broken but when running good what could it be.thank you very much for your help.........-Brad aiken S.C.........

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Unread 10-22-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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It could still be the cam position sensor. It will run without one but that light will come on. Have you checked the wiring going to it for rubbing etc?
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Unread 10-23-2014, 05:33 AM   #3
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My '99 diagnostics manual says that the distributor rotor or rotor drive may be loose. Remove the distributor cap and check for side-to-side play in the rotor. Some rotational play is normal, excessive side play is unacceptable.

Check the wiring harness from the distributor, along the firewall, to the PCM. Check for it being penetrated and exposing wires.

The CPS harness enters the fuel injector wiring conduit then exits out the end where it curves up to the main harness along the firewall. Check the area of the harness where it exits the conduit and curves to the main harness. There have been cases where the harness chafes on the end of the fuel rail, and chafes on the end of the rocker cover.

P1391 will trigger when the failure counter reaches 96 for 2 consecutive trips.

If the rotor is okay and there is no harness defects, I suggest you clear the PCM adaptive memory and see if the CEL comes back.

CJ7-Tim has a process for clearing the PCM memory. See if you can find it in his previous posts, or by PMing him.

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