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Unread 08-07-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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OPDA/Camshaft Synchronizer shaft problem (TSB E05R) consolidated REGISTRY please sign

OPDA/Camshaft Synchronizer shaft problem (TSB E05R) consolidated REGISTRY

In an effort to assist me and others in battling Chrysler with the 4.0 ’04-’06 Oil Pump Drive Assembly (OPDA)/Camshaft Synchronizer shaft problem (TSB E05R), I propose that we start a “just the facts” registry. The thread to discuss the problems is http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ch...d-read-963235/

In this thread I’d like to limit it to:
1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
3. Actions taken to fix the problem
4. Approximate cost of repair
5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
7. Has the problem returned?


I’ll kick things off by claiming the #1 spot for defective Jeeps:
1. 2006 LJ, 61,000 miles, build date is late in the ’06 run.
2. OPDA gear abnormally worn at 61k:


OPDA cam gear also abnormally worn:


cam shot:


and a catastrophic lifter failure:


3. To be determined – The LJ is in pieces at an independent shop
4. To be determined – easily in excess of $1,000 plus car rental
5. To be determined
6. N/A
7. N/A

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Unread 08-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
  • 2006 TJ, 20,600 miles, build date 12/05, engine date stamp 512MX07
2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
  • Excessive and abnormal wear of the OPDA gear and camshaft gear, eminent failure is certain.
3. Actions taken to fix the problem
  • TBD, problem just discovered today
4. Approximate cost of repair
  • TBD, will update as necessary
5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
  • TBD, will update as necessary
6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
  • TBD, will update as necessary
7. Has the problem returned?
  • TBD, will update as necessary







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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2006 lj rubicon. built november 2005. 42k miles

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
worn distributor gear (uneven with striations). scored shaft. slight wear on oil pump drive tang edges.

3. Actions taken to fix the problem
installed crown automotive distributor gear @42k miles

4. Approximate cost of repair
$35 + sweat & frustration (the new gear fit tight and drilling out for the pin was a bear with a hand drill)

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
didn't try since it didn't seem worth the extra aggravation

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
n/a

7. Has the problem returned?
n/a
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Unread 08-09-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2006 TJ X. built December 2005. 22k miles

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
worn distributor gear (uneven with striations). scored shaft. slight wear on oil pump drive tang edges.

3. Actions taken to fix the problem
installed crown automotive distributor gear, polished the shaft, and installed a 45 degree zerk fitting at the factory grease point @22k miles

4. Approximate cost of repair
$75 (32 for gear kit from Chrysler, 40 for machine shop, + sweat & frustration of running around for a week's vacation taking care of this.

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
Nope..out of warranty and they stopped returning my calls with no follow-up.

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
n/a

7. Has the problem returned?
Not yet. Seemed to be a decent fix, but I traded in the Jeep yesterday for a Nissan Titan 4x4. This was my 5th Jeep, but I will probably not be purchasing any more.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2005 Unlimited, 54k miles, Assembled April 2005. Motor built March 2005, OPDA built March 2005.

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
Visual indicators of accelerated gear wear. No drivability symptoms or other damage.






3. Actions taken to fix the problem
TBD

4. Approximate cost of repair
TBD

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
TBD

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
TBD

7. Has the problem returned?
TBD
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Unread 08-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #6
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'05 at 68k. Removed to inspect, promptly messed up timing. Took it back for alignment. Dealer ordering gear(striations), claiming cam gear to be good. On top of the 35, I think I'm riding a time bomb that will need frequent inspection
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:13 AM   #7
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06 LJ, 21,000 miles. had the laughing monkey noise. took it to dealer under warranty they diagnosed as a belt noise and replaced belt. I ordered OPDA on my own and replaced it. upper bushing was shot as well as striations in gear. Chrysler reimbursed me for the part upon calling and sending in receipts. leery about how long new part will last.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #8
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Quote:
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06 LJ, 21,000 miles. had the laughing monkey noise. took it to dealer under warranty they diagnosed as a belt noise and replaced belt. I ordered OPDA on my own and replaced it. upper bushing was shot as well as striations in gear. Chrysler reimbursed me for the part upon calling and sending in receipts. leery about how long new part will last.
How long did it take to get the OPDA in?
I was under the impression these had a long back-order going...

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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:37 AM   #9
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took about two weeks (ordered online) but this was last October and I assume before the big national backorder
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Unread 08-12-2010, 09:58 AM   #10
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took about two weeks (ordered online) but this was last October and I assume before the big national backorder
OIC, thanks.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #11
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Opda

As of yesterday, at 10:00 AM, there were 8 units in the LA warehouse.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 10:59 AM   #12
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep;
2004 Rubi BD: 04/04
First engine @ 37K (lasted 37K)
2nd @ 68K (lasted 31K miles)
3rd currently has approx. 37K
Current mileage on whole vehicle, 105K

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
I have not been able to verify this via hands on but techs have told us that it is cam failure. I have been told that each time the gear went bad that also a cam lobe was wiped out & the lifter worn off.
I don't see how one has anything to do with the other, unless the pump is having an issue causing it to lose oil pressure?

3. Actions taken to fix the problem:
R&R complete long block, replace cats.

4. Approximate cost of repair
Warrantied for $100.00 each time & many phone calls to DC.

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
Parts but not fuel for towing.

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay;


7. Has the problem returned?
Yes 3 times, its now out of warranty & is starting to come apart again.

I guess this time, I'll figure out what the cause is.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 12:42 PM   #13
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I hope that this helps someone.

I orderd my Oil pump/drive assembly (P/N 53010624-AC) on 8/5/10, just to have a spare around. It arrived today, so it seems that the backorders are being worked. Cost was $198.67, but, hey, that included a $5.99 gasket!!

No help for me (out of warranty). I asked the parts guy to let his management know that this issue is costing Jeep customers.
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Unread 08-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #14
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Quote:
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2005 TJ rubicon. 86k miles

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
worn distributor gear (uneven with striations). scored shaft. slight wear on oil pump drive tang edges.

3. Actions taken to fix the problem
installed 4wd automotive distributor gear @86k miles

4. Approximate cost of repair
$35 + sweat & frustration (the new gear fit tight and drilling out for the pin was a bear with a hand drill)

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
told me to go **** myself.

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
n/a

7. Has the problem returned?
n/a
fixed for my scenario.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #15
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1. Year, model, mileage, and build date of your Jeep
2006 TJ rubicon. 39k miles

2. Brief description of the problem and any collateral damage. Please include pictures if available.
worn distributor gear (uneven with striations).

3. Actions taken to fix the problem
Just noticed packed in grease for now, awaiting ideas.

4. Approximate cost of repair
dna

5. Did Chrysler pay for or reimburse any of the repairs?
dna

6. If Chrysler did pay, what steps were taken to make them pay
dna

7. Has the problem returned?
n/a


sorry cheap cell phone camera... any body has ideas this my DD Help....

BTW it's not worn due to lack of lubrication and it was soaking in oil and it has been parked overnight before removal..
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