2003 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Jeep Wrangler

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Problems

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.

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.

Check Engine Light due to cylinder #3 misfire

A Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a "Cylinder #3 Misfire." This normally occurs in hot weather after the vehicle has been driven, parked for ten to twenty minutes, and then restarted. Heat from the exhaust vaporizes fuel inside the #3 fuel injector and causes the misfire. Installing an insulator sleeve normally lowers the temperature enough so the fuel will not vaporize.

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Questions

Car will not start when key is turned. Battery is new and fully charged. (1 answer)

I was thinking ignition switch malfunction or starter malfunction.

What are the consequences of having a jeep flywheel "turned"? The JEEP repair service manual (RSM) & Haine's manuals don't agree.Jeep= never turn (1 answer)

2003 jeep wrangler Sahara. Clutch replaced @ mechanic shop 3 times. #4 JUST WENT...!!! Bought used 8.2013 needing #3 (9.6.13), #4 @2.23.14. Went again 9.2014. CRAZY TO replace #5, but need to know WHY???

What clutch is recommended = replacement? Can turn flywheel cause clutch damage, (1 answer)

Normal drive. No off roading

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2003 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...

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2003 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

I have owned my 03 Jeep Wrangle for 10 years now. Love the thing. Very reliable vehicle. The inline 6 is a good all around engine. I have done some tough off road driving and tow a small trailer with ease. Fairly simple for the lay mechanic like myself. Only problems are some light issues.
great little ride. Its more like a friend than a vehicle. Fun to drive and very dependible. I love this jeep, and ive owned several over the years.Very few problems. Faulty fan swich after 83,000 miles,batt replacement, and two sets of pricy oversized tires. Some problems with zippers on soft doors. Easy to fix just take a razor blade make a small cut at the bottom of the zipper tape and re...

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