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AlBahhar 04-28-2009 10:22 AM

Tell me what is this thing?
 
Hi all,

I have a Wrangler 2006, that has about 50,000 KM roughly 31,000 Miles.
I had it now for 2+ years.

I was driving for about 300KM and heard a sound coming from the engine that I was not pleased to hear.

I stopped by one on those mechanics on the road, and the guy told me that is the delco distributor (could be mis-spelled) so had to lubricate it and the sound has gone.

Questions:
What is this thing called?
Is something that I better replace?
What was causing the sound, since the car is almost new?
I will try to attach an image of the engine with the thing.

Thanks

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tiny terror 04-28-2009 10:28 AM

That, my friend, is the oil pump drive... actually called the Camshaft position sensor/Oil pump drive. And it was squealing like a pig wasn't it? Had mine replaced. The bushing gets oblong and makes a horrible noise.

If it goes out, oil ceases to move, so make sure just lubing it didn't merely cover the actual problem otherwise you might be looking at a new engine.

Jerry Bransford 04-28-2009 10:28 AM

That houses the camshaft position sensor. Some are reporting theirs are noisy too but I understand the factory has issued a TSB (technical service bulletin) on how to cure it at the dealership.

AlBahhar 05-03-2009 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 362777)
That, my friend, is the oil pump drive... actually called the Camshaft position sensor/Oil pump drive. And it was squealing like a pig wasn't it? Had mine replaced. The bushing gets oblong and makes a horrible noise.

If it goes out, oil ceases to move, so make sure just lubing it didn't merely cover the actual problem otherwise you might be looking at a new engine.

Thank you Tiny and Jerry for the feedback.
I reported it to the Jeep Official dealership and thay have replaced it under the warranty clause.

Had you guys had not highlighted its importance I would have had ignored it.

So thanks again

wm7888 01-20-2011 07:19 PM

Was this the sound of the pig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 362777)
That, my friend, is the oil pump drive... actually called the Camshaft position sensor/Oil pump drive. And it was squealing like a pig wasn't it? Had mine replaced. The bushing gets oblong and makes a horrible noise.

If it goes out, oil ceases to move, so make sure just lubing it didn't merely cover the actual problem otherwise you might be looking at a new engine.

Hello! i am new to owning a jeep and just bought it Oct.2010. A month into driving it this horrible noise appeared upon starting for the first time, after driving for about 5 min it would quit. No warning lights, all gauges in normal range.

54jeep 01-20-2011 08:24 PM

most likely yes


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