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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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iterm loss of cam/crank sensor code

I have a 98 grand cherokee laredo 4.0 I was wondering anyone has seen this or had this code I recently replaced my lifters annd cam shaft and after It was complete thos code came up and misfire and jerked really bad first I replaced the crank sensor it helped but still felt like it was missing did new plugs cap and rotor wire are pretty much new still missing. So I got a distributor with a pick up coil and now it runs really good but the code is still coming back I beleive its p1391 has anyone else had this problem ot seen this that can help me out

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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to Jeepforum.
I moved this thread to the Grand Cherokee forum section where your fellow ZJ drivers can best assist.
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Check you sensor connections and also were the sensors mopar? You did clear the codes{have to ask}?
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Unread 08-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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Yes I cleared the codes the crank sensor is mopar the distrbutor is not it was brand new and it came with a pick up coil on it. It runs really good now. But the just keeps coming back for some reason
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Unread 08-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
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Sounds like the distributor/timing is off
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Unread 08-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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the code is for intermittent crank (spark timing) or cam (fuel timing) sensor signal.

the cam sensor connector can open up while running and you'll never know it. the PCM goes into open loop fuel strategy and uses default settings to the injectors.

if the crank sensor wiring opens up, the PCM pulls the ground to the ASD relay, shutting the engine off.

so based on this and what you posted, i'd say you need to clean and re-seat the cam sensor connection as Coralman suggested and see how it does.
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Unread 08-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone
So should I use a drb to sync the two sensors its just something I have heard but not sure if this is true
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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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rotor button points to 5 o'clock position with timing mark on 0 and #1 on TDC of compression stroke
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Unread 08-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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Sync only applies to V8's if I'mnot mistaken.
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