Well since you are having the oil pump issue, why don't you snatch the distributor back out once more and "Gander" In at it. The oil pump shaft is just a rod with a slot cut into it, "guessing" 1/2"-3/4" deep slot cut across it (which the screwdriver point of the distributor fits in) I had one shell off both "ears" (either side of the slot) We could not find what locked up the pump, as to make it break like that. When I pulled the distributor (EZer than the pan, for a look) I was able to shove a magnet down in there and pick up the 2 pieces (Which at a glance, looked fine, on either side of the hole) I do recommend you install a HIGH VOLUME OIL PUMP WHEN YOU DO REINSTALL, it does cost a bit more, but not a lot, Oil Pressure has never been a problem, with any of mine, You can thank me later! If you are unable to find the part number for one, I have a new one out in my stuff somewhere, that I may can get the number from. Found it! Melling M-81 AHV-S3 Got it in 1998 From Autozone, the receipt (1 year) was still in my warranty/ lifetime warranty notebook. It was $96.92 (I'm sure it's a bit more now) Nearly Everything on my Jeep has a Lifetime warranty (they honor them too, for instance, alternator 1989, replaced several times, the receipt is unlike any they have seen [old, original stuff], they really want to keep it, but I won't give it up!, I keep the receipts (copy the thermal ones, staple to the fading paper) They never are able to hit me with "We have no Record", cause I do!--Let me know if I can keep-a-helpin', this is what I live for at this site---Jeep Interaction!--The Medic
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 AT 3:06 PM