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Unread 03-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #1741
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Im not sure if I have the exact same problem, my opda is worn similar to others but my original problem was that the distributor was forced up by the opda and broke the hold down tab. so should I order new camshaft and distributor or could it be something else?

btw its a 98 2.5L

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Unread 03-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #1742
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Im not sure if I have the exact same problem, my opda is worn similar to others but my original problem was that the distributor was forced up by the opda and broke the hold down tab. so should I order new camshaft and distributor or could it be something else?

btw its a 98 2.5L
Thought the problem was unique to 4.0L (?)
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Unread 03-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #1743
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Thought the problem was unique to 4.0L (?)
Any distributer not properly aligned can cause knife edging and other problems. The 05-06 problem is that plus lack of lubrication on the shaft
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Unread 09-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #1744
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ODPA question

I've read in here that jeep will pay to replace the necessary. Ok, by any chance would they still pay if my warranty is out????? I doubt it but gotta be sure.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 09:49 PM   #1745
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Unread 05-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #1746
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Answering my own question, I found this post. However, I cannot find where he is referring.

"the build date on the door label is going to be later than the build date of the engine, although probably not by much

for example my vehicle build date is 6/2005 but the engine was built 2005 May 26

the engine built date can be seen on the right side of the engine block on the machined surface between #3 and #4 cylinder. the first digit is the year followed by two digits for the month followed by MX which means 4.0 L engine followed by the last two digits meaning the day, eg for mine 505MX26"
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Unread 05-19-2014, 06:15 AM   #1747
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I pulled mine for the hell of it the other day and the gear was worn bad and the end of the shaft was worn as well just replace it. I bought a Dorman replacement part from O'Reillys for 132 and some change. I'm sure the cam gear is worn too.
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Unread 06-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #1748
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I have a 2005 Rubicon, 4.0, 6-Speed. My build date was 9/04. I'm not sure of the problem that I am having. This is what it sounds like, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liUZj3fgheA

Also, when I refuel, I'm getting a lot of spit back. Ugh, I only have 52k miles on it. What the hell is going on here!
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Unread 06-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #1749
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Unread 06-15-2014, 10:40 AM   #1750
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All owners of the late model TJs, all, IMO, should immediately remove the original OEM part and replace it now with either the Dorman or the new Crown unit.

The misalignment that aggravates the issue is a result of the shaft wearing into the bushings (if you want to call them that) and then offsetting. The basic issue is no lubrication and the shaft seizing, dragging which also accelerates wear.

I just did my 06. The cam shows what I consider normal wear, the OPDA gear was slightly more than normal but the shaft was very hard to rotate, stiff. It would have not been much longer before the bushings that support it egged out and allowed the parts to misalign, offset. A CIL would then follow if not worse.

ALL 05 and 06 TJ need new OPDAs now. You must change them out NOW. That is my opinion based now on several observations and my 30 plus years as a mechanic of various sorts and now looking at this issue. Do it now. You must do this change.

I would get the new Crown part, the Dorman is what I installed.

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Unread 06-15-2014, 10:45 AM   #1751
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