really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild axle (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Wrangler drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1997 Jeep Wrangler:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1997 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162001

Wrangler SE 2.5L

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Driving down the road when without warning the rear end locks up and sends me side ways. Luckily I was less than a mile from my house and only going about 30mph. Took it to 4 Wheel Parts Unlimited because it was off warranty. When they removed the diff cover, several gears fell out. The mechanic reached in and pulled the carrier housing out by hand. I figured since it was going to need all new gears, I might as well get a locker too. They rebuilt it with 4:56 gears and a Detroit True Trac Locker. The gears in it were suppose to be 4:10 in the rear and 4:11 in th front. I didn't have the money to rebuild the front at that time, so they disconnected the front drive shaft for me. When I did have the front done, I found out that the gears were 3:73. I was pissed. That is too much of a difference from front to rear. 4 Wheel parts said that was why my rear end went out. I went to the dealer to see if they would help cover the cost because this was obviously a problem from the manufacturing plant. They basically called me a liar and told me to leave. I told them to go F*&# themselves. I called to complain about the way I was treated, and I never received a reply. This was about the 15th time I have had to deal with A$$Holes for Chrysler.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?