1996 Jeep Cherokee Cuts off, starts back sometimes

Tiny
BIGDOGDP
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  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
My jeep cuts off while driving, starts right back up and sometimes stalls out. Autozone pulled code for cam position sensor faulty. They said that sensor was not available for my model. I did the ignition key and got the following code sequence.12, 11, 11, 54, 55. What is my next step?
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 5:21 PM

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Tiny
JAYTEE
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12= Battery or computer/fuse recently disconnected.
11, 11 is actually 22= Coolant sensor signal out of range. Engine coolant temperature sensor input above maximum acceptable voltage.
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Engine coolant temperature sensor input below minimum acceptable voltage.
This sensor might have been disconnected to check/set timing.
54= Camshaft sensor/distributor timing.
55= End of codes.
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
CRZYDRVR
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They are right about this not having an actual cam sensor. But what Jeep calls a cam sensor on this it is located under the distributor cap. Its what more people would call a ignition module.
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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 3:01 AM
Tiny
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Thanks guys, so I will start with the ignition module under the distribution cap. Thanks for your help!
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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Autozone has no clue to what I am needing, the only ignition module they offer is over $200 and doesn't go under the distributor cap. What should I ask for? Thanks.
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
CRZYDRVR
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Ask for a pick up coil Duralast part # CR142. It is located under the distributor cap, then remove the rotor, it is right there.
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the pick up coil, now it seems my timing is off. It will not idle, constantly reving up and down.? Is there a way to set the timing?
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 7:36 PM
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ZACKMAN
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Your timing is non-adjustable per the PCM. If you have erratic idle, you may have unplugged a vacuum line somewhere.

Also check the wiring to the pick up coil. Make sure that it is tight. Also check the voltage to to coil, to verify 5-volt supply. (Violet/White) wire.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 12:39 AM

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