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    Check your spark plugs and wires - both at plug and distributor. And your distributor.



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I just had the same problem. took it to jeep dealer. it was the ignition crank sensor. and wire. cost me $600.00. pepboys said it was the computer so i went and bought another one put it in, and went to the dealer to flash it. that wasn't it. go to the dealer, or pay $1200.00 like i did. good luck!

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Do you get no spark in just one plug or in all of them? If you are getting spark in some plugs but not others, you likely have a cracked distributor cap, burned electrodes in the cap or bad wires. If none of the wires are getting spark it _may_ still be the cap if the center electrode is melted. Check the cap and if it appears to be good you can check for spark from the coil. Be CAREFUL though when doing this. For a very low price you can get an ignition spark tester from your local auto parts store. In the US they run between 8.99 and 15.99. Simply find a ground which is away from the coil and connect the ground clip to it. Then disconnect the coil wire from your distributor cap, but leave it connected to the coil. The end of the tester is like a spark plug tip. Snap it into the coil wire firmly and turn your vehicle over while watching the tester for a spark. If you get spark from your coil, but not through the cap to the wires, you will likely need to replace the cap and rotor even if they seem to be good. If this still does not solve the problem, your distributor itself may be done for. Just remember to use caution when testing as the coil does produce enough amperage to give you a nasty shock, especially in wet or damp conditions. Follow instructions on the packaging of the tester and you should do well.

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You say you changed the cam sensor. A1391 code is a crank sensor on the top of the trans. bell housing.

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SOURCE: Changing spark plug wires on 2001 Jeep Grand cherokee

yah direct ignition coil pack does away for the need a a distributer cap and rotor.much higher energy ignition system where the computer tell when to fire.if that helps.not hard to long as you change them one at a time so you don't screw up the order.

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