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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Cam sensor problems

I changed my cam sensor a few weeks ago and ulitmately thought I had fixxed te problem. After I expieranced upon just starting my jeep it choking and stalling out, I made a post and was going to get my crank sensor changed but boom the problem occurs again. Now my jeep is in the shop, CEL is reading 2 can sensor related codes... Any ideas? Thanks

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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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what are the codes exactly? that will help us tell you.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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Agree with tucsonzj on the codes helping for troubleshooting. And if you're having your codes read at Advance write them down when they run the test.

Rather than paying a shop big bucks you can test both the cam and crank sensors using the below procedures with an inexpensive multimeter.
camshaft-position-sensor-test-part-1-p.-8d-8.jpg   camshaft-position-sensor-test-part-2-p.-8d-9.jpg   crankshaft-positon-sensor-test-p.-8d-8-fsm.jpg  
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