Originally Posted by graniteguy
your harmonic balancer (behind the crank pulley) has slots. The slots send timing data to a small electronic sensor that is mounted near it.
I know this is true with a 4.0, it shouldn;t be hard to check it on a 3.o. I'm not sure.
On a 3.0 there is a cps (camshaft position sensor). Its on the back of the motor. Its basically the bottom half of a distributor that was still needed when the motor changed from distributor to coil packs. This operates the oil pump and it sends data for the timing of the motor. It has a plastic cap. The plastic cap is the sensor. A lot of engine failures have been blamed on this. If the teath on the gear where out you have innacurate timing and no oil pressure. Search cps and you will find a lot of info.
those are my two guesses.
Thanks for the feedback Wayne. I just recently changed my Camshaft sync brand new. I'm guessing when they rebuilt my engine and put it back in they never re-sync'd the crankshaft and the camshaft. Is this a possibility? Or is the sensor just in need of replacement? I know the 1337 codes means no signal from sensor. But I'm getting the intermitt 1336.
Just wondering if re-sync'ing it would fix it.