Water can leak near the A-pillar, at the front edge of the driver and passenger side doors. An improved seal is available.
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1998 Jeep Wrangler
1998 Jeep Wrangler Problems
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.
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.
Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire balance can contribute to this as well.
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.
1998 Jeep Wrangler Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. THE FRONT SEAT BELT SHOULDER TURNING LOOP ANCHORS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND ARE NOT PROPERLY HARDENED.Learn more »
1998 Jeep Wrangler Questions and Answers
I am hearing a popping sound coming from my throttle body. It is not consistent in when it happens or how loud it is. It only seems to be happeing in idle and not when I give it gas. Any ideas?
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Reviews
My uncle purchased this jeep for me to drive to school, in 2009. Its been good to me for the most part, (not breaking down). Needed a tune up and at the end of the year and it finally recieved one ( it kept shuttering everytime I first started it and continuesly when I would run the AC). I have driven it on average about 200 to 230 miles on school weeks and on the weekends I went to visit my father. It will sometimes 'jult when I am driving short or long distinaces. At first I thought it was bad gas but its either very sensitive to gas or It could be the fuel pump. AC works great at night or early in the morning (when there is little to no sun) but I wouldn't reccomend driving it long distances because it doesnt handle heat to well, esp while running the AC. If anyone can tell me why it jults when I am driving, It would be of great help. It will due this regardless whether there is gas at the full mark or even at half a tank. Everytime I take it to a mechanic they never find what I am talking about. If somone could tell me then I can better explain to the mechanics. Its a 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual. Over the summer I really put some miles on her and hopefully after graduation I can do it again. The heater works great, and even though my 98' Jeep Wrangler is just a four cylinder, It still burns through more gas than any other, esp for an engine of that size. Personally I think It is a good solid vehicle that looks great when the top is off. I have pulled trucks twice the size of my jeep out with no problem. Jeeps are good vehicles and can go through some rough stuff. but I wouldnt reccomend driving long destances. My jeep never breaks down but it acts funny sometimes. If you are looking for a manuel jeep make damn sure it at least a six cylinder because mine is a 4 cylinder and it has no power when it comes to highway/road driving, but it always surprises me off road.