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Old 01-08-2017, 07:33 PM
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What do the experts think? Was this one good, about to go bad, or somewhere in between? It made no laughing monkey noises, but with 123,000, I thought I'd be safe instead of sorry.

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If anyone is starting this project, I'd recommend watching the YouTube video with the right-hand drive TJ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVjwVkLahw0&t=576s

The only two difficult parts for me were finding a good way do get the crankshaft manually turned & getting the bolt back in the bracket to hold the OPDA to the engine block. I have big hands, & it just didn't want to line up. I reused my cam position sensor & have had no check engine or running issues. Good luck!

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Looks a lot like my OPDA. I replaced mine at 92k miles before the monkey's started laughing as well.

I was curious if the wear on mine was normal, but in comparing the two I'd say yes.
Getting the bolt back in was a bear... I turned my crank over with a short ratchet/socket, stupid me forgot & left it hanging on the crank bolt. When I started the jeep it fell to the ground thankfully. That could have been ugly...

No codes, old sensor, runs great.
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