2005 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Jeep Wrangler

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Problem shifting into reverse with AX-15 manual transmission
Due to the design of the reverse gear system in the AX-15 manual transmission, it may block shifting into reverse one out of every ten attempts. An updated reverse gear is available if the concern becomes more frequent.
Front and Rear Differential Pinion Seal and Transfer Case Leaks

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.

Ticking Type Noise Due to Cracked Exhaust Manifold

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.

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Questions

what is considered normal running temperature for the 2.5, 4 cylinder engine. (1 answer)

mine was running about 198 and now has started to run around 210. Is this normal for the 2.5?

The check engine light came on. Nothing wrong with the car (1 answer)

2005 Wrangler unlimited 4.0. Stalls at random whether driving or at idle. Ideas? (1 answer)

Jeep stalls random at idle and running down the road ad there is no trend to when it stalls. Replaced CPS as this is the most common error. Stopped receiving CEL but still stalls? Did wiggle check back to the PCM and not getting a stall until I get ot the PCM and push on the connectors. Could thi...

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Recalls

Transmission May Not Hold in Park Position

On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

I've got 108,000 miles on the 2005 Wrangler Unlimited I purchased new in January 2005. I've had the Heat/AC fan switch replaced three times (average cost is $150.00) per time. The multipurpose turn signal, dimmer switch, fog lamp assembly has worn out (approximately 92K miles) causing the fog lamps to come on while it's sitting still and draining my battery. Estimate to replace this assembly...
Plastic Trim pieces went to crack and break in either extrem heat or cold. (I ilve in vegas and huth in utah in the winter) 120 in the summer -20 in the winters of utah. the breaks are awesome. im at 60000 and just had them replaced. the drive train is rock solid. no problems at all. the only problems i have had that are electrical are related to the cam position sensor. they seem to go o...

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