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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$12.00
Average Mileage:
23,583 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace manifold bolts (4 reports)
  2. new rear exhaust bolts (1 reports)
  3. replace exhaust bolts (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 182000

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Forth time around. This time they replaced the back 4 bolts with the "special bolts & washers". The manager was getting tired of seeing me I guess and had it done within an hour.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 202001

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,000 miles

Another exhaust manifold bolt broke. This time it was the front one and the jeep in now under warranty anymore. Paid $8 for one bolt and washer to fix it.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 251998

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles

took jeep in for a third time to get rear manifold bolt replaced. This time they had to send the head out to get it machined and it would take 5 days. Told them I was getting tired of this B.S. The manager said that they have new improved bolts with special washers so that this wouldn't happen again. So I let them take my jeep. I should have known better.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 092002

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Guess what? more broken exhaust manifold bolts. This time the dealership sold me new and improved bolts as opposed to the new and improved bolts I bought last time. These have a star head, locking nut, and more of those special concave washers.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 291997

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles

replaced rear bolt on manifold again. this is the second time.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 121997

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles

Heard popping sound from engine. Dealership fixed it under warranty. Rear exhaust manifold bolt broke.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

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