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Old 02-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Distributor noise

My 1998 Wrangler 4.0 distributor is making a screaming sound. I have 56K easy miles on the engine and it sounds like the bushings are going out. I used a stethoscope to determine exactly where the noise was coming from. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I would appreciate any help with this problem.

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Old 02-23-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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distributor

havent had that problem but will probably be cheaper to replace than try to repair.

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Distributor noise

Just for the benefit of anyone else with this issue I have an 06 4.0 with only 27K miles and I had the same problem. I don't have a distributor however it is actually a cam synchronizer, but it is an identical problem. The bushings in the housing are bad and I would get a terrible screeching for about a minute or two when the engine was cold and would first start up. If you hear this I wouldn't wait to long as the gears on my drive were wearing very quickly and could eventually start slipping or hurt the camshaft. I just couldn't believe I would have this issue with such a low mileage engine.
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