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XJ shuts off at the most random of times

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Billy1234, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Dec 27, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    Billy1234

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    So I got the xj done and inspected. This xj is 1000% stock. I did a engine swap of same engine from my 2 door. Starts up perfect runs amazing then dies while driving. I'm not sure on what it could be besides maybe a fuel filter just a guess. There are no codes what so ever.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    I believe you are having an issue with the cam sensor or crankshaft position sensor. No codes will be sent, the issue can get worse until it won't run anymore.
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Billy1234

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    Thank you I will change both tommrow and give an update
     
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  4. Dec 27, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    I cases that I have seen, the crankshaft sensor goes bad first. I would think by now it has already been replaced. It is located on the upper drivers side of the bellhousing. the cam sensor should be located in the distributor. I had a cps go bad with the same symptoms and from what I have heard the cam sensor issues are the same.
     
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  5. Dec 29, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    This happened in my ex-XJ numerous years ago. It turned out to be the cam sensor.
    Any progress @Billy1234 ?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    Blacknoblue

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    Same issue before.
    Manifold Pressure Sensor.
     
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