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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 142006

Wrangler

  • miles

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

1998 Jeep Wrangler exhaust manifold cracked. Contacted dealer to check about recall info after repair shop said this was common in 1997 and 1998 Wrangler. No such luck. Had it welded at my expense and have since spoken to many other folks having the same problem. Should be investigated.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 112003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Air-conditioning compressor failure air-conditioning evaporator coil failure air-conditioning refrigerant leaks and odors

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 262001

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states radiator and water pump failed.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #3

Jan 262001

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

See attached letter to daimerchrysler - will be sent via mail. No safety defect listed.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 161998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle has developed an odor associated with leaking anitfreeze. 3 different trips to make repairs, no action on first trip, second trip, dealer replaced thermostat housing, third trip, dealer replaced radiator. Vehicle still has odor at different times. Seat belts have been replaced 3 times on right hand side and once on left hand side due to belts getting pinched in hardtop doors and damaging belts. Belt on right hand has had failure of seat belt inertia lock during hard stop. Electrical system: Airbag light illuminated at various times, and at the same time the speedometer and tachometer failed momentarily. Fix was to clean and grease connectors. System is starting to repeat same problem, and dealer cannot find a problem. Steering column lower bushing has developed noise, after rain or onset of cold weather. Dealer states fix is to lube bushing, but problem persists after 4 dealer visits. Rear axle seals on left hand and right hand were leaking, resulting in rear wheel lockup with moderate brake application on damp pavement or sandy road surfaces. Dealer replaced both seals, but nothing was said about possible brake lining contamination or cleaning. Vehicle has had repeated water leakage from around windshield on left and right hand sides, right hand hardtop door hinge attach bolts, thru seals on cowl and around doors. Dealer has replaced all seals, rtv'd gaps, and installed updated door seals, but vehicle still leaks. Also, carpets were water damaged in front passenger area due to water leakage from vehicle body and airconditioning system. Vehicle has been kept for up to two days on two different occasions for water leaks and multiple repair complaints.

- Greenville, TX, USA

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problem #1

Mar 011997

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Water pump failed. Mjs

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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