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1999 Jeep Cherokee shows PO 1391 Manufacturer Control, I have replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor ( also called Distributor Switch Plate by the Dealer) What is PO 1391? How do you diagnose it ? Ho

I have a PO 1391 "Check Engine Light Code" I have recently replaced the Distributor Switch Plate . I believe this is the same as the "Camshaft Position Sensor?" I'm I correct in assuming that is correct. I couldn't erase the PO 1391 code even with the use of a scanner. How do you erase this code? Thanks. Phil

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SOURCE: remove the camshaft position sensor from my 1999 jeepcherokee

The Camshaft Position Sensor (CMP) on the 4.7L V - 8 engine is bolted to the front side of the right cylinder head. Disconnect the sensors connector. Take out the bolt that holds the sensor in place. Lightly pry out the sensor being careful not to break it. Clean out the hole and install the new sensor( put a little oil on the new sensors o-ring to help installation).

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SOURCE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee code P1391

I would check to be sure that the timing chain hasn't jumped at all ..

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SOURCE: No fire to coil from coil on 96 model Jeep Grand Cherokee.

You need to put the harmonic balance for the 96 jeep on this motor,then put the crankshaft sensor on for the 96 jeep on the vehicle,this should fix you up.The crankshaft sensor and the harmonic balance have to go together.If I can be further help,let me know.>>

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SOURCE: 1998 Jeep Cherokee engine runs rough.I used a code

check your crankshaft sensor could be a possiblity, check the compression

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 jeep grand Cherokee larado V6.

The P1391 code indicates that the crank or cam sensor(s) have sent an intermitant code to the ecm. The most common cause for this is loose wiring or debris on the contacts of one of the sensors.

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Symptoms can include:
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  • Rough running / misfiring
  • Loss of engine power
Causes:A code P0340 could mean one or more of the following has happened:
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Possible Solutions:With a P0340 OBD-II trouble code, diagnosis can be tricky at times. Here are some things to try:
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  • Check for continuity in the circuit wiring
  • Check the operation (voltage) of the camshaft position sensor
  • Replace the camshaft position sensor as required
  • Check the crankshaft position circuit as well
  • Replace circuit wiring and/or connectors as required
  • Diagnose/replace the PCM as required

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