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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace spark plug wires (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122001

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


engine wouldn't go faster than 5 mph. It was late and we were out in the middle of nowhere. I popped the hood but didn't notice anything at first. I had my wife start the jeep. I was wiggling the wires when I got knocked on my butt. After I got up, I noticed a bright blue spark arcing from the plug wire to the engine. I wrapped about half a roll of electrical tape around it and made it home. The next day I put on new wires and the problem was solved. I didn't even bother going to the dealership. I have had enough of their B.S. and would probably would have shot some of them.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

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