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JeepGirl06 01-01-2013 12:58 PM

06 Wrangler making noise
 
I dont know if this is where this post goes but..

Just a week ago my jeep started making a funny noise under the hood near the back passenger side of the engine...
Kinda sounds like a turkey being strangled.

We replaced the belts and the pulleys.. but that didnt fix it.
I have a toyota person telling me its a cam shaft synchronizer but wanted to see if that was a major problem in jeeps to cause that noise..

thanks.

svtotem 01-01-2013 01:04 PM

05 and 06 wranglers have a potential for problems with Cam Position Sensor OPDA/CPS. Excessive wear at the cam gear causes a sound referred to as laughing monkeys.

There is an extensive write up on JeepForum. Do a search on laughing monkeys or OPDA.

JeepGirl06 01-01-2013 01:13 PM

Thanks i'll check it out.

Lando25 01-01-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svtotem (Post 3168546)
05 and 06 wranglers have a potential for problems with Cam Position Sensor OPDA/CPS. Excessive wear at the cam gear causes a sound referred to as laughing monkeys.

There is an extensive write up on JeepForum. Do a search on laughing monkeys or OPDA.

X2 on all of that.

Rubicon06Va 01-01-2013 01:35 PM

Sounds like you may have a bad OPDA! Dont start or drive your Jeep, you could blow or may have blown/damaged your engine. Premature wear of the Oil Pump Assembly gear. Laughing Monkey's is the term as said by previous responder.

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 01:36 PM

You can get a replacement odpa for around $200 from what I understand. Good luck.

JeepGirl06 01-01-2013 01:44 PM

I'll def call JEEP today and see if they can order me a new part! thanks so much.

Rubicon06Va 01-01-2013 01:47 PM

2005-06 Jeep OPDA_CPS_Distributor Failure - JeepForum.com
Jeep may not be able to order part, but try. Go to this site and all the pictures and info you need.

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 01:47 PM

I wouldnt go to the dealerahip for it. They like to get us to pay more even though its a defect. I'm not sure where to get the part and I am on my phone now so I can't get a link. I can get it to you when I get home if someone else doesn't get it to you first.

JeepGirl06 01-01-2013 01:49 PM

That would be awesome if you could get that link, cause JEEP just said they couldnt get it in for me..

jkp 01-01-2013 02:52 PM

There are several online Mopar parts houses that sell the part. Just search for Mopar parts.

Rock Auto sells the aftermarket unit made by Dorman.

SeVeReDiStOrTiOn 01-01-2013 04:06 PM

Google part number 53010624AC...the lowest price i've seen for a mopar unit is $120. Even with shipping it's way cheaper than the dealer. Put a new gasket on also it's like $2.

I've never ordered through these guys Mopar 53010624AC OIL PUMP DISTRIBTR

I've bought parts through these guys and they ship pretty fast. Same price as above but i'd call to make sure they have it in stock. 53010624AC: DISTRIBTR-OIL PUMP

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 04:14 PM

Here's one on ebay.

New O E M Mopar 05 06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Oil Pump Drive Distributor Gasket | eBay

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 04:17 PM

Here's the Dorman version which may be better.

Dorman Camshaft Synchronizer Oil Pump Drive Fits 05 06 Jeep Wrangler | eBay

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 04:19 PM

The p/n is Dorman 689-201

theCollector 01-01-2013 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jwolfer
The p/n is Dorman 689-201

I just ordered and put in the Dorman version and it is a nice part. Rockauto had it in stock at the time and shipping was quick.

SeVeReDiStOrTiOn 01-01-2013 04:57 PM

Is there a design improvement with the Dorman version? I can't see paying the same price or more for an aftermarket brand unless it's superior in some way.

Jwolfer 01-01-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn (Post 3169370)
Is there a design improvement with the Dorman version? I can't see paying the same price or more for an aftermarket brand unless it's superior in some way.

I'd also like to know. I will probably do this to my 06 Rubi sooner rather than later (~42,500) just to be safe.

JeepGirl06 01-02-2013 10:42 PM

Thanks! i ordered the part and hopefully shipping will be quick - thanks for the links, hope all goes well on installation.


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