Why would a sensor failing / breaking / snapping, etc. cause the motor to loose oil pressure and lock up? I mean an engine wont lock up immediately upon loss of oil pressure? I can see immediate stalling due to the PCM not geyting its inputs to fire injectors and spark ....
I'm looking to learn here .. the only thing I ever heard of breaking and immediately killing a motor is when a timing belt snaps on an interference type engine ... Even then all it really does it mash up the valves in the head ...
Confused here ...
A cam synchronizer replaces where once was a distributor, it is driven by the camshaft.
the oil pump is driven off the same shaft that the cam synchronizer uses, which is driven off a gear on the camshaft. The drive gear on the cam synchro is what is prone to failling on late model TJs, not the sensor itself, so when the gear goes, so does the oil pump (and gear on the camshaft as well), boom, bye bye engine.
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