I wanted to post this for anyone else who is or had the same problems I had today, which turned into an all day problem that involved fixing the jeep on the side of the road and mulitple trips to the auto parts store.
I'm not an expert so this infomation my be pointless to some but for people on my level of expertise, it might save them a headache and allow for a nice sunny day crusing around in your jeep like I had planned.
I'm going to cut to the chase and just put the info out there...
My jeep was pulling codes 12,11,54,55 after it stalled Sat afternoon.
11- Crankshaft Sensor
54- Camshaft sensor
I got it home and cleaned all the connectors and tighen everything I could. It started right up and ran beautifully without any codes.
The next morning I took it out and within 10 miles it stalled again. At this point I was only getting 12,54,55 codes.
I had a lot of misunderstanding with the crankshaft and camshaft and as a result I replaced the crankshaft and also bought come connector wiring cleaner and cleaned all the connectors again. I replaced the crankshaft sensor hoping that would fix my problems even though i felt like it was the camshaft sensor
but any part store I called said they didnt even have the part in stock and/or I would have to go directly to the dealer, so i took a gamble. I finally figured out what the Camshaft sensor was as before I was not sure and couldnt find any direct answers. I took the camshaft sensor apart and cleaned everything very well. It started right up. I drove around and was good to go, until 10 mins into it, the jeep died again. I thought it was the crankshaft but it wasnt. So I took apart the camshaft senor and cleaned again, It started right up again, then died again. I notcied that everytime I would clean the part, it would run for a few mins then die. I finnaly called the dealer parts dept. He said they call the part a distributor switch plate
but had to special order. I called a local parts place and after telling them what I needed, they called it a Pick-Up plate
I replaced the part for 41.99 and the jeep runs perfect.
I guess I'm just trying to throw out the other terms for this part because if I had known, It could have saved me an 80 dollar crankshaft sensor and 10 hours of my day.
I attached a picture for those who would like to actually see the part.
If you remove the distributor cap, remove the rotor, then left up the plate that sits between the cap and base. Thats it. Five min install. Mine didnt look bad but the silver plate had plenty of tarnish on it.
I hope if any of the info is wrong or misleading, please feel free to correct or remove if completely wrong.
Like I said, I'm not an expert so please bare with me, I'm learning a lot!