definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,333 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 052009


  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. While parked, the contact heard an abnormal sound from the side of the engine, as if air was escaping through the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated that the exhaust manifold was fractured and would have to be replaced. The failure recurred after the repair. The vehicle was repaired a second time. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 152000

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Many problems with this vehicle. Water pump leaked - fixed under warranty, gas tank seal leaked - fixed under warranty, seats ripped - fixed under warranty, suction cup marks on window - fixed under warranty, front stabilizer shock leaked - fixed under warranty, rear window seal leaked - repaired under warranty two times and still leaks, instrument panel fails - out of warranty not repaired, radiator failed - out of warranty fixed at my cost, stabilizer arm failed both sides twice - fixed under warranty once and the out of warranty fixed at my cost, exhaust manifold failed - out of warranty - fixed at my cost, clutch fork failed - out of warranty fixed at my cost, leak under the dash board passenger side - fixed under warranty. Of all the problems above... loss of instrument panel needs to be fixed by the manufacturer regardless of in or out of warranty. Loss of gauges is a driving distraction and can result in an accident. Jeep needs to address this manufacturing defect as long as this vehicle is on the road.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 222003


  • miles
Consumer stated the fuel tank had a cracked which caused fluid to leak out. The dealer was notified. The fuel tank had leaked since the owner purchased the vehicle at 39K miles. The fuel tank overflowed when filled in hot weather. Both the fuel tank nut replacement tank were difficult to obtain due to shortage. The tachometer and speedometer had become inoperative. The service dealer found a poor connection behind the cluster. The throttle sensor did not have a good seal in which moisture had gotten into it. The fuel tank corroded badly and the new tank nut was useless. The consumer replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, and the gas tank. The consumer requested reimbursement. Also the water pump serpentine belt, and battery were replaced.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

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