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Old 09-18-2010, 11:01 AM
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I have a '98 Cherokee Sport, the car runs great, except for a little problem:

Sometimes, while idling at the stop, the car has a hiccups and dies. Check engine light comes on. The car then restarts normally and runs fine. Usually the Check Engine light goes off in a bit.

Last time I had a code reader in my car and I was able to read the error code before it went away: P0340 (something related to the camshaft sensor).

Any suggestions about what I should do?

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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Clean the contacts of the camshaft sensor. It'll be the three wire plug sticking out of the distributor. If that doesn't fix it, replace it. It's a $50 part on average, usually lower.
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