1997 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Jeep Wrangler

1997 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Water May Leak From A-pillar on Side Doors

Water can leak near the A-pillar, at the front edge of the driver and passenger side doors. An improved seal is available.

Throttle Position Sensor May Fail

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.

Front and Rear Differential Pinion Seal and Transfer Case Leaks

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Questions

What is the difference between a fuel pump for a 15 gallon tank and the pump for a 19 gallon tank (1 answer)

My wrangler overcharges after a few minutes.the altenator tests okay (2 answers)

My 2.5l squeals on acceleration only. (1 answer)

I hear a high pitch squeal from the front of my jeep only on acceleration of 35+ mph or more. At low speeds i do not hear it. After i reach 35+ mph it will squeal and continue to do so as long as i am applying the gas pedal. When i let off the gas it will stop all at once. As soon as i apply gas ...

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Recalls

Recall 04E041000
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 T...
Recall 98V046000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG 'CLOCK SPRING' WIRING HARNESS CAN BREAK WHEN TURNED TO THE 'FULL LOCK' TURN POSITION.
Chrysler Recalls 1997 Models Because the Air Bag May Deploy Without Warning

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

I have had my wrangler since 1997 and it has been great. I hope to drive it another 10-15 years
Bought the car in 2005 and put about 38K milesfor a total of 139K miles on it, Great looking vehicle with the top off, but By far the worst car ever hat and I had 12 of them in term of repairs and the car was never offroad so I can't blame it on that, Brakes replaced five times;Pads & rotors and twice shoes and the front rotors and pads are ready for replacement, Cat converter replaced 3 times...

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