Forgive me if this was addressed already. I've read through this thread twice now, but I may have missed it.
If we check for damage to the OPDA and find some, then you are recommending a new OPDA. Are you saying to make the mentioned modifications to the new OPDA then? Wouldn't a new OPDA address the issue without having to make the mods?
Reason I ask is that the TSB stated that approx. 16000 engines may experience the problem. So that tells me that there was a change made at some point. Since the problem seems to be with the OPDA itself, then doesn't that mean the OPDA was "fixed" by Chrysler, and a new one wouldn't have the same issue? If all OPDA's were made the exact same for 05-06, then why are only 16,000 engines affected by the issue?
Is there a date range, or some other way to identify if our engine may be affected by this issue, other than pulling the OPDA (which I plan on doing anyways for some peace of mind). My Jeep has about 80,000 miles on it. I'm just curious if I need to get out there and address this right now, or if I can wait until I "get around to it".
I appreciate the OP taking the time to compile all this information. I started reading through the other threads that talked to this issue, but they were just so huge and there was far too much back and forth. It was hard for a new guy like me to try to filter through all the excess and get to the meat of the problem/solution. Thanks!
2005 Jeep TJ Sport