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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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93 cherokee straight 6 distributor gear stripped for the third time!

I have had my jeep (93 xj 4.0L straight 6 with 150,000 miles) for a little over a year. It ran great for the first 6 months, and died on me one day on the way to work. It turned out the gear that drives the distributor was stripped half way down. I replaced the distributor, cap, rotor, spark plugs and wires. I never could get it to run quite as smooth, lost a touch of power and a couple mpg, but it got me around. This went on for a few more months and it happened again. So I replaced the distributor with a better one and it ran better than ever that day! The next day it did it again before I got off my street. The gear on the camshaft looked ok the first 2 times, but on the third time it definitely was looking worn. I looked into what it would take to replace the camshaft, and it seems that I have to take a good part of the engine apart. Might as well rebuild it? Or else buy a remanufactured engine? Anyone have any experience with this problem? Or advice?

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That gear also drives the oil pump through the use of the distributor shaft..Hmmm.
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That is correct. Oil pump is less than a year old
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Unles the cam gear had more damage than you realized the first time this happened....and it keeps eating dizzy gears now.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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That's what I'm thinking. It is hard to see much of the gear on the camshaft in the little hole, and it may just be a part of the gear that is bad.
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