I have an 06 and I have the 7/70 powertrain warranty.
How so? Did you have an option to purchase a longer warranty? Are you the original owner? All the warranty books that came with my Jeep only show a 3/36. I even called Chrysler to verify and they confirmed 06's only have a 3/36 powertrain warranty.
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"Science will win in a battle with religion because it works." -Stephen Hawking
Well it finally happened. Started her up this morning, 55 degrees out. Drove her less than 40 yards and received 5 seconds of "laughing monkey" then it stopped. Pulled over, she was idling around 500 rpms, oil gauge was normal.
But thankfully she's not my DD, turned around and parked her for the car. I'll schedule appointment with dealer once they open and thankfully she's still covered under the CPO warranty until 80k or June 2012. She has 68,700 miles
So....before I call dealer...
What should I say? If I say OPDA and laughing monkey any chance they'll have any idea?
Wondering if I should just give them link to thread, for Service Mgr.
I'll push to have OPDA and CAM replaced if I see major wear. What about lifters?
Any feedback and what and not to say is greatly appreciated.
If the dealer isn't going to replace the cam I see no reason to go. You will be frustrated. I don't know the warranty deductible (mine was $100) but they will likely decline knowledge of the situation. If not I've heard reports of the OPDA being listed as electronic and not powertrain (as evident by the search criteria for dealer parts). My dealer said it wasn't covered until I argued with him. He also said the cam gear was fine. I'd expect a lot of headache's. There have been reports of complete cam coverage though so I suppose it's worth a shot.
I think this is a good example of what doing nothing will yield. You are fortunate to have the laughing monkey warning. I wish you luck with the dealer. You have all the info you need to push them. I would also be insistent on a new OPDA not just a gear replacement. The laughing monkey means the bushings/shaft is shot.
What points did you bring up so they did cover the OPDA under warranty?
Did you CAM have abnormal wear?
You make valid points, but I have to at least try. When they do replace OPDA...then it would be a no brainer to Mod.
I used logic. When he said it wasn't covered under the powertrain I asked him how an engine component the drives the oil pump wasn't covered under the powertrain. He then told me he would check again and wouldn't you know it was covered. Some here have reported that their dealer said it was an electrical/ignition component.
Once it was replaced I modded it. My warranty was 7/70 and it failed at 60K. The measly 1/12K warranty on the OPDA was not "warm and fuzzy" enough knowing what we all know now.
Also the dealer specifically said the cam gear was okay. I have no reason to trust that and side with others who think that one affects the other. I would suspect your cam gear is worn, but I don't know the lifespan after that point. The OPDA is the weaker sacrificial component. It will wear more severely.