2002 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 Jeep Wrangler Problems

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

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.

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

I've changed tiered ends and steering gear box twice. It is a death trap. I can't even drive it over 30 if i hit the slightest bump in road it goes all crazy and makes me feel like its gonna flip. Its the only vehicle i have and have kids. Ive had to borrow a car. I am not putting my k...

EACH START --BAG LITE COMES ON AND DOES NOT GO OFF-- BLOWER,AC,REAR WIPER,DEFROST, BK UP LITE INOPERATIVE WHEN AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON.
CAN'T GET THE LIGHT TO GO OFF--- JEEP FORUM SEZ IGNITION SWITCH GROUND? I JIGGLED SWITCH AND NO CHANGE. ALL FUSES ARE GOOD?

How long to get the job done, what should it cost

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Recalls

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...

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.

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

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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