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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1992 Jeep Wrangler

1992 Jeep Wrangler

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1992 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail causing intermittent drivability problems like hard starting, stalling, and/or hesitation when accelerating. A failed TPS will require replacement, proper diagnoses should always be performed before replacing any parts.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking type noise may be noted from the engine area due to an exhaust manifold that has cracked where the pipes are welded; cracked manifolds should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.

Engine -- Verified

Some models are susceptible to rear main oil seal failures in dirty or dusty conditions. As dirt and dust collect on the oil seal, the abrasion wears through the sealing surface. A spacer is used between the bell housing and engine that has a small slot in the 12 o'clock position. Filling this slot with RTV silicone and cleaning the seal area can help prevent damage to the seal.

Brakes -- Verified

Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).

1992 Jeep Wrangler Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 16, 2004

Summary: BESTOP AFTERMARKET REAR SHELL ROOF RACKS,MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 27 AND MAY 20, 2004, DESIGNED FOR USE WITH THE BESTOP HARDTOP MADE FOR THE 1986-1995 AND 1997-2003 JEEP WRANGLER. THE COCKPIT COVER MAY NOT STAY LATCHED TO THE ROOF RACK BECAUSE THE LATCH BRACKET MISPOSITIONS THE ROTARY LATCH TO THE COCKPIT COVER. AS A RESULT, THE COCKPIT COVER MAY NOT STAY LATCHED TO THE ROOF RACK AND COULD SEPARATE FROM THE ROOF RACK. THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REAR SHELL ROOF RACKS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON JEEP WRANGLER VEHICLES BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER.

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Brakes, September 30, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE PARKING BRAKE CAN SELF-RELEASE WITHOUT WARNING.

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Brakes, February 26, 1993

Summary: ON 1987 THROUGH EARLY 1990 MODELS, BOTH FRONT BRAKE HOSES CAN WEAR DUE TO DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE WHEEL OPENING SPLASH SHIELDS. ON THE LATE 1990 THROUGH 1992 MODELS, PERIODIC RUBBING CONTACT OF THE LEFT FRONT BRAKE HOSE CAN OCCUR DUE TO MOVEMENT OF THE SPLASH SHIELD IN CERTAIN VEHICLE OPERATING CONDITIONS.

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Electrical & Lights, July 21, 1993

Summary: SALT CORROSION PRODUCTS BETWEEN THE STARTER SOLENOID WIRE AND THE ADJACENT BATTERY FEED IN THE BULKHEAD CONNECTOR MAY SHORT THESE CONNECTIONS, CAUSING THE CIRCUIT TO BYPASS THE IGNITION KEY CONTROL OF THE STARTER MOTOR SOLENOID. THE CAR CAN START WITHOUT THE STARTER SEQUENCE BEING INITIATED BY THE IGNITION KEY IN THE IGNITION LOCK.

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Engine, January 3, 1995

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PLASTIC FUEL TANKS. THE FUEL TANK SENDING UNIT GASKET CAN CRACK CAUSING FUEL AND FUEL VAPOR LEAKS.

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1992 Jeep Wrangler Questions and Answers

Jeepin, 1992 Jeep Wrangler, 6 Cylinder, Morrison, CO

Ihave to crank the engine several times before the fuel pump puts out enough pressure to run right. some times it willhave enough fuel to idle roughly for ashort time, then the pump makes a popping...

rwinder, 1992 Jeep Wrangler, 6 Cylinder, Nampa, ID

cost, parts and labor, to replace an oil pump, if the motor has to be dropped

rwinder, 1992 Jeep Wrangler, 4 Cylinder, Nampa, ID

I apologize, the Jeep Wrangler is a 4 cylinder, not a six. Will the labor time still be 2 hours on a 4 cylinder, like on the 6?
Kind regards,
RWinder

1992Jeepkh, 1992 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Artesia, NM

Have a 1992 Jeep Wrangler with 246K miles. 4.0L (6 cyl), manual. On a trip, ran ~150 miles, filled tank w/about 9 gallons of gas, tried to start car and would not start. Have in w/ mechanic now....

Kendalizor, 1992 Jeep Wrangler, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Clarksville, IN

I need a slave cylinder and framework done. AAMCO cannot drop the transmission for the rust on the frame and said I would need to cut the frame and weld it back. 160k miles YJ. Where to fix and cost?

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