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90XJ4X4
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Joined: 15 Jul 2005
Location: North of Amarillo Texas

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Distributor squeak Reply with quote

I have a squeak, squeak, squeak...chirp, chirp, chirp sort of a sound coming from my engine. It fades out as rpm's rise. It is not anything related to my belt or accessory drives or pumps. The sound is loud and annoying.

A mechanic I know has a Cherokee and he said his did the same thing. He pulled his distributor and found the oil passages gunked up...cleaned it up and no more squeak. Before I pay him to work on mine I thought I would check with you folks and see if any of you have heard of this problem.

Thanks
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xjnuts
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Joined: 22 Nov 2006
Location: NEW MEXICO

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the old days...every time we adjusted the points we put a few drops of oil in the center of the distributor shaft, under the rotor. There was a felt plug that would retain the oil. This kept the bushing lubed and avoided early replacement. My 77 Ford, with electronic ignition had the same thing. I'm not sure about the jeep. I'll check it more closely tomorrow.
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