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Old 08-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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2006 Jeep - Bad Distributor at 38K miles...

I took my Jeep on a trip this weekend to Bakersfield from Long Beach and this morning when I started it there was a VERY VERY loud screetching. I thought it was the belt but soon realized it was coming from the distributor. Is this a problem in the 06 or do I have the RED JEEP CURSE?

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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I didn't think an 06' had a distributor?

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:40 PM   #3
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It has something that sorta resembles a distributor with a flat top cover that sits on the left side (facing the engine) and is right in front of the oil filter. The dealer called it a distributor but it has no points or anything like that so I am not exactly sure how it works... I just know it was screaming like a cat was under my hood....
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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correct 2000 and newer have no real distributer they have a rail system... Should pop on pop off.. try that.. you will find the spark plugs under it...
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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They have a rail system? The thing I am talking about is round, low and in front of the oil filter. There are NO plug wires going to it. In fact with no plug wires... WHAT THE HECK IS IT?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #6
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Are you refering to the oil pump?
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #7
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I guess so... The dealer just called back and said it was the oil pump drive.
I really need a manual for this jeep so I know what is what.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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can you take a pic? we can usually tell what it is by the pic.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
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I will take a picture when I get it back tomorrow... they had to order the part so I am without my Jeep for one more day.
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got it too

my 2005 model has the same issue.......it is a distributor of sorts...it tells which plug to fire and when. saw a jeep specialist today who said it is a common fault and i would need to buy a new one....has anybody got any other solutions?
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The round thing is the oil pump.

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