Sounds like the cam position sensor (AKA stator & coil pickup) took a dump. I have heard of instances where the magnet falls off the mounting plate and falls into the distriburtor.
i had the same problem to a T. check the seals around the computer connections on the firewall mine bowed out just enough to mess with the connections. that and a little mud here and there so di-electric grease and connection cleaner took care of that. also some of the clips failed during the troubleshooting so a couple zip ties hold the connections in place till i can come up with something better hope this solves your problem
I went ahead and cleaned the computer connections with contact cleaner clips look like they are holding connectors looked clean before I used contact cleaner. I also cleaned the camshaft position sensor connector as well. I took it out for a spin... issue came back. Now in addition to getting a p0344 code I am getting a P0016 (crankcam misalignment) Any other ideas
Just read another thread sounds similar ... I guess this maybe heading back to the dealership Any other ideas before I get taken to the cleaners....
Just an update I have not given up and taken it to the dealership yet. I was reading a different forum and someone claiming to be a jeep mechanic said a p0344 could be caused by a crankshaft position sensor despite being a camshaft position sensor code. For 20 I went ahead and replaced the crankshaft position sensor cleared the codes took it for a spin -- right on cue about 20 minutes in the shaking
(M) Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated during engine operation if this DTC was recorded (depending if required by CARB andor EPA). MIL is displayed as an engine icon on instrument panel. (G) Generator lamp illuminated Generic Scan Tool P-Code DRB Scan Tool Display Brief Description of DTC P0336 (M) Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor Signal Problem with voltage signal from CKP. P0340 (M) No
Did you replace the sensor or did someone elseCamshaft sensor is located where you would see a distributorCrankshaft sensor is on top of bell housing and engine area on drivers sideSounds like a bad CMP
I looked back. It was the camshaft sensor that was replaced 10k miles ago. I did it myself. When it went out the first time my jeep wouldnt even turn over. This time it turns over...just takes a while. Does anyone know if they sell a cam sensor after market Last time I had to go through the stealership for it.
I know most auto part stores sell them. You might have to order it though I have bought them through Auto Zone before I just did it online because they didnt have it in stock
Hopefully it doesnt crap out on me on the way to work.. I guess I will see how intermittent it is.
A side not i havnt checked my OPDA for wear yet...only have this jeep for about 1000 miles could that have anything to do with my problem
Quote Originally Posted by MakeyourlucK A side not i havnt checked my OPDA for wear yet...only have this jeep for about 1000 miles could that have anything to do with my problem Yes it could unfortunately. p0344 or P0016 are the two telltale codes that go along with OPDA gear wear. Id pull it immediately and have a look.
Quote Originally Posted by willydigger Im on my phone or Id link it. Find the OPDA failure thread. It will have a video that shows how to quickly pull the OPDA. Did it squeak or make any sounds at start up What do you know about the history of the jeep I dont know too much about the history of the jeep. It ran great for the 2 months i have had it before about a week ago when it started to idle rough
Quote Originally Posted by MakeyourlucK I dont know too much about the history of the jeep. It ran great for the 2 months i have had it before about a week ago when it started to idle rough bouncing between about 750 and 900 rpms. (i didnt think anything of it because i just did a TT and hadnt cut down the exhaust hanger hoping i wouldnt need to then a day later discovering that i should have...)anyway
p0344 -- Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent Have seen that happen with the Dorman sensor. Try putting the old one in & see if that fixes it.
Ill try that tonight and Ill post my results.
That seemed to do the trick. Thanks a lot.
Its telling you that the camshaft position sensor is giving a problem. The cam sensor is on the passenger-side of the engine atop the shaft that enters the engine which is what the now-gone distributor used to be on. Its a simplequickinexpensive job to replace it. Id try disconnecting its electrical plug and reconnecting it first before buying a new sensor perhaps the connector is just intermittent.
Thanks Jerry. Do you think that could cause the symptom I described
Quote Originally Posted by dalby Thanks Jerry. Do you think that could cause the symptom I described Certainly.
Ill try replacing it... I disconnected it re-connected took it off put it back on... still the same thing. Its not EXACTLY like its hitting the rev limiter but every time I get over 2500 it sputters REAL violently.
Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyMitch It has been a while since I posted this. Unfortunately the CEL codes P0582 and P0586 are back along with p0344 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent). Im going to go check the connector on the Cam Position Sensor but I still cant find P0582 and P0586 anywhere. Any ideas DRAT I changed the Cam Position Sensor a few weeks ago and the CEL cleared. Today I filled the tank and drove 30 miles to work. No issues. On the way home I got CEL P0456 and p0344 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Intermittent) anytime the RPM went over almost exactly 2500. Im just about ready to take the jeep to the stealership. Any better ideas Speedy