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Unread 06-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #46
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I've swapped two different sensors, one a BWD and the other direct from the dealership ($140), and I'm still throwing a P0340. Checked the pins as directed above, and everything checks fine. Go to the socket and I get straight continuity from the ground plug to the main ground strap/bolt on the firewall, but I get 5v from both plug 1 and 3 when the key is in the on position. Is this what I'm supposed to receive?

If I had any hair, I'd be pulling it out by now.

Thanks for any help.

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Unread 06-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #47
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All the OBD sensors run on 5 volts.

Crankshaft Sensor or Camshaft Sensor ?

P0340 JEEP - Camshaft Position Sensor

Possible causes

- Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
- Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty starter motor
- Starting system circuit
- Dead (Weak) battery

Tech notes:

- This code is triggered when the Camshaft Position Sensor signal is not detected by the Engine Control Module (ECM) during the first few seconds of engine cranking.
- Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter may trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #48
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Doh!!!

Talk about reading what you want into something. Thanks CJ7-Tim!!

Holy crap. Well, hopefully I won't have to replace the Crank sensor for some time now.

Appreciate the fast response.

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Unread 06-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #49
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Installing a new Cam sensor in the distributor should fix the problem. Some parts stores call it a Camshaft Pickup.

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Unread 06-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #50
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Bingo

That was it. Fires up instantly now. Gas gauge works accurately too for a change. Maybe it was a combo of the two.

Guess I'll need to read the scanner a little more carefully next time.

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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:43 AM   #51
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I`m having an aggravating cps issue with my 95 XJ.
2 weeks ago my cps went out, it was the original sensor, with 234,000 miles on it. got a new one from carquest, fired right up, ran fine since.
yesterday I was idling from a cold start for about 2 minutes, then randomly died for an instant, then caught itself and came back to life. a minute later it flat out died and would crank but no start. 3 ignition toggles and sure enough got a code 11 again, cps. bought a new bwd sensor from AAP, installed it and cleared the codes, fired it up and it ran for 3 seconds and died again, again throwing code 11 for cps.
I exchanged the new sensor I'd just installed for another new BWD one, but I'm afraid to install it in fear it'll just fry right off the bat again forcing me to make a 45 minute hike to get yet another replacement.
all guages work fine, zero blown fuses, fuel pump primes fine when ignition cycles on.

what can be causing my cps to keep failing like this? I did pick up a new cam sensor (ignition pickup, inside the distributor) when I got the replacement cps yesterday after looking at wiring diagrams and seeing the 5v wires (org) for each sensor are tied together. I plan to clean all grounds, double check bellhousing bolts for tightness, and try closing the harness plug terminals down a hair with a pin. but is there anything else that might be contributing to my cps failing so frequently that I should check?
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...what can be causing my cps to keep failing like this?
Cheap parts are cheap for a reason. Cheap crappy "Lifetime Warranty" Jeep sensors are often out of specifications or even failed right out of the box.

Using genuine Jeep sensors is highly recommended.
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I did pick up a new cam sensor (ignition pickup, inside the distributor) when I got the replacement cps yesterday after looking at wiring diagrams and seeing the 5v wires (org) for each sensor are tied together.
^this^ was my issue. as it turns out, all the cps sensors I thought kept frying were actually still good. my cam sensor on the other hand had frayed wires at it's pigtail (sensor side) and the power supply wire (shared with the cps power supply) was randomly shorting out into the ground wire next to it, causing voltage to the cps to drop to zero, causing instant loss of cps signal. after replacing the cam sensor (aka sync sensor, ignition pickup) it fired right up and stayed running. and I must say, in the 60k miles I have owned this XJ it has never run better than it does now. smooth as glass and picked up a good amount of lower rpm torque. it also warms up much faster now.

I also no longer have my rare/random issue with the tranny not unlocking the torque converter in 3rd and 4th gears. probably because the ground for all the sensors is sourced from the tcu.
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