I just ordered one from Rockauto to do for preventative maintenance. When I pull it out to check it, it would seem paying for and installing an $85 part is worth that time, whether it needs it or not. I'm shocked to see prices for the Dorman part range from about $82 to near $300 across the interweb
I just bought my 05 last month and it only has about 43,000 miles on it with me being the 4th owner, so maintenance history is unclear. I figured this would be good to do.
Just started reading this thread over again. Super excited that the Dorman part is available. I am getting ready to purchase it. I couldn't remember if there was a part # for the gasket underneath. Does anyone remember that?
I've danced this dance for a while. Somewhere towards the front of this thread, you'll find some of my posts. I did a Fogmod on a new unit, and kept it greased with aeroshell 33MS. Used Mobil 1. 0W-40 ( due to the high Zinc ) with 1/2 bottle of ZDDP along with a Donaldson P550299 filter. This one is in the photo after 34,000 miles of use
I did a stripperguy kit, but never installed it.
I just installed a Dorman, with the original Jeep sensor. The new sensor supplied with the Dorman was all scratched on the end, right out of the box.
Got tired of pulling the ODPA every 4k miles, especially now I have no garage or carport. When it was 4F last week, I heard a slight squawk. Knew it was time for grease or the Dorman.
The photos show very little wear, much less than the original at 21K miles. Look closely, there is faint wear on the gear, but I do not think very bad for 34k on this unit
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