Discussion was re cam pos sensor, not crank pos sensor. I replaced the latter prior to initial post; no effect. I see the cam pos sensor is in the distributor; I'll dig one out of a wrecking yard or buy one, and report back.
Originally Posted by WDNewman
My money is on the CSPS. Your symptoms are exactly what mine were until I replaced the Crank shaft position sensor. Has not had a problem since.
Don't rule out the vss. There is one other possibility. Check the writing harness that goes down the firewall behind the battery that supplies the vss. It's a possibility that it is shorting. If the vss shorts it will take out the voltage for the vss. Mine was burned by the manifold and shorting.
I have seen the pcm cause this issue, on 3 diff Chryslers, 95 jeep 4.0, dodge Dakota and an 06 TJ. The pcm would get hot after driving or engine running and the pcm would lose a ground internally. They would throw cam and crank codes, and a few others. it can throw any that the pcm grounds. You can usually cause it to die (after you get it cranked following the first stall) by tapping on the pcm with a screwdriver handle or something. DON'T BEAT IT! Light taps should do it if that is the cause.