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1994 Grand Cherokee: v..coil..cap, rotor and now the crankshaft sensor…

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I have a 1994 Grand Cherokee with the 5.2L (?) v-8 that stops running sporadically. I have had coil, dist. cap, rotor and now the crankshaft sensor replaced. Still, runs sometimes and doesn't sometimes. Can be driving down the road just fine, and then..... nothing. My restart but also, may not. Any advace? John in Oregon
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Jeep Mechanic: CDJMasterTech, Jeep MasterTech replied 8 years ago
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I would need some data from your engine computer that is only accessible with a dealer scan too to confirm, however there are generally only two things on your particular powertrain that cause this concern. A bad crankshaft position sensor, which you have already replaced, or a bad engine computer.
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