1998 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jeep Wrangler

No_car_image
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Get a Repair Estimate For Your 1998 Jeep Wrangler
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

1998 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.

Jeep recall on ignition switch due to short-circuit

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.

Drivability Issues Due to Faulty Throttle Position Sensor

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.

See More Problems (17)

1998 Jeep Wrangler Questions

how can i fix the high beams on the 1998 wranlger. I already replaced the lights (1 answer)

P0300 po301 p0302 p0304 codes coming up (2 answers)

I have changed spark plugs wires cap and rotary button but codes still persist can fill the miss as I start to gain speed also loses power going up hill 4.0 inline 6 motor can anyone help?

my oil pressure drops when I slow down or stop (2 answers)

have new oil pump, screen,switch what should I do

See More Questions (36)

1998 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 98V048000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. THE FRONT SEAT BELT SHOULDER TURNING LOOP ANCHORS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND ARE NOT PROPERLY HARDENED.
Recall 98V023000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVOIR DIAPHRAGM CAN SPLIT OR TEAR.

See More Recalls (3)

1998 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle. It is a 2.5l 4cyl. so it has a weaker transmission and rear axle due to a low amount of power. had to replace whole rear end mechanically 4 years ago. Body/interior is fairy OK for it being 17 years old, but with the design it easily gets rock chips on the grill and windshield. Brakes have been great, only had to replace once in the 7 years I've owned it, mai...
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 fa...

See More Reviews (2)