2002 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Jeep Wrangler

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2002 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.

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Questions

What do you think is the problem with my Jeep? (1 answer)

I filled it up with gas and it started missing, then, it would start and go dead but will crank right back up. It also back fires from time to time. I replaced the crank position sensor and have done a few tests on it. All i have seem to have found is it looks like oil in the ECM. I have never ...

After running a while Jeep stalls. Starts right up after. Sometime takes a few (1 answer)

Looking for evap piping on my Jeep. Have trouble code 0445 (1 answer)

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2002 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...
Jeep Recalls 1999-2002 Vehicles With 4.0L Engine Due to Debris Collecting in Number 3 Cylinder

The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds allow for debris collection in the area of the number three cylinder. This may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify air flow characteristics to prevent debris accumulation.

Recall 02V075000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WATER AND IMPURITIES CAN ENTER INTO THE IGNITION SWITCH, CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT.

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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I've owned my '02 Wrangler SE, 2.5/Auto since 2006, purchased with 30k on it, one owner. It now has 62k. Obviously, it's a Jeep, it rides like one, slow, wanders, solid axles, etc, etc, etc. Being a Jeep aside, the TJ is pretty livable as a daily driver compared to a YJ. Even with a 3-speed auto & 4.56 gears I survive on the highway and Boston/NYC traffic, I just don't do much passing. Of cou...
I purchased my 2002 Wrangler in 2006 with 48k miles...She ( yes SHE) now has 102k miles. I cannot complain one bit I knew what I was buying. The gas is horrendice , the ride is not quiet, the Jeep looks like a town house going down the road. But If i wanted alll those things I wouldn't by a Jeep. I plan on driving her untill the wheels fall off or my wheel stop spining. People say "that car jus...
I purchased my '02 Jeep Wrangler in fall of '01 and it's given me no issues. I do follow the recomended maintenance schedule that is published by Jeep and though it's probably costed me the price of another wrangler. I feel that not having a jeep payment for the past 5 years is well worth the cost of maintenance. Looking forward to pushing another 100k miles on this reliable little jeep.

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