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1998 Jeep Wrangler fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 252005

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While traveling at 60 mph driver felt the engine running real rough and making noise. Driver pulled over, and noticed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. Vehicle was towed to dealer for repairs. The fuel pump had only been on the vehicle for 3 week when it failed. The consumer believes Napa is manufacturing faulty fuel pumps.

- Raytown, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 112000

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
In tank electric fuel pump gasket failure. I filled the fuel tank on a 1998 Jeep Wrangler on a Sunday night, the vehicle sat in my driveway over night and into the following afternoon. Upon returning home from work I noticed a very strong odor of gasoline, upon further investigation I found the fuel running at a steay stream onto my driveway from the Jeep I had filled up the previous evening. I attempted to locate the source of the leak and stop it, however I was unable to locate the source of the leak. I removed the fuel tank from the vehicle and found the fuel to be leaking around the retaining ring for the fuel pump that is installed in the fuel tank. I checked the screw on retaining ring for tightness and found it to be secure and snug on the tank. The ring is a screw on type collar made of hardened plastic, which holds the fuel pump in the tank, the fuel pump sits on a flat rubber gasket which sits on the lip of the plastic gas tank. Upon removing the retaining ring and lifting the fuel pump out of the tank I noticed the gasket was crimped and torn on the top flat portion of the gasket. I contacted the owner to discuss possible causes for the gasket tear, the owner claimed to have had the vehicle in for a faulty fuel level indicator a couple months earlier. Which was inline with what I had assumed seeing as the fuel tank had grease pencil writing on top of the tank indicating a technicians initials, date and mileage. This probably explains the torn gasket, however upon obtaining a new gasket and attempting to reinstall the new gasket in the tank with the fuel pump I noticed the reason the gasket probably tore, the retaining ring has a tendency to grab the gasket and turn it as the ring seats itself. I was very careful and cautious while installing this ring and gasket considering I did not have another gasket and I did not want to tear this replacement part. I need more room to finish. Please email me at vpbaraz@mail.com thanks. Im out of room.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

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