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Rick-2011 12-10-2012 05:10 PM

Replacing the OPDA
 
Can anyone tell me the exact way to replace the OPDA with a new unit. I know how to mark the old one in order to reinstall it but I'm replacing it with a new one. If you leave the factory pin in place until it is installed, do you still have to find TDC on #1 plug and check the timing mark or can you just stick it in, bolt it down, remove the factory pin and start the jeep???

2006 Jeep Wrangler

brokejeep 12-10-2012 06:48 PM

Take the pin out of the new opda & line up same holes on the one in your jeep & install the pin in it. The reinstall the pin in the new opda & put it in. Don't forget to remove the pin after getting the new opda installed.

darkside2j 12-10-2012 06:53 PM

Take a socket to the main pulley below the fan turn it clockwise till the holes on opda line up. Just replaced mine last friday

Rick-2011 12-11-2012 11:01 AM

Thanks for both replies. Appreciate the help!

BNotrab 12-28-2012 12:50 PM

Replacing mine ASAP, called the dealership and was told they couldn't order the entire OPDA assembly for me... Where can I order one so I can replace the whole assembly?

Rubicon06Va 12-28-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick-2011 (Post 3088403)
Can anyone tell me the exact way to replace the OPDA with a new unit. I know how to mark the old one in order to reinstall it but I'm replacing it with a new one. If you leave the factory pin in place until it is installed, do you still have to find TDC on #1 plug and check the timing mark or can you just stick it in, bolt it down, remove the factory pin and start the jeep???

2006 Jeep Wrangler

Where did you purchase the new OPDA? Info would be grateful! Thanks

UnlimitedRubicon 12-28-2012 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BNotrab (Post 3152407)
Where can I order one so I can replace the whole assembly?

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Originally Posted by Rubicon06Va (Post 3152934)
Where did you purchase the new OPDA? Info would be grateful! Thanks


You can buy the potentially improved Dorman OPDA from Rock Auto for ~$195 shipped.

darkside2j 12-28-2012 04:10 PM

I got mine on ebay new but thats just me worked fine


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