2005 Jeep Wrangler Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Jeep Wrangler Problems

Dusty Conditions May Cause the Rear Main Oil Seal to Leak

Some models are susceptible to rear main oil seal failures in dirty or dusty conditions. As dirt and dust collect on the oil seal, the abrasion wears through the sealing surface. A spacer is used between the bell housing and engine that has a small slot in the 12 o'clock position. Filling this slot with RTV silicone and cleaning the seal area can help prevent damage to the seal.

Throttle Position Sensor May Fail

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.

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.

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Questions

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...

From a stop I hit the accelerator and the jeep takes off but then acts like it is going to stall out. Then it seems to catch and go fine. I have replaced the fuel pump and had a new computer put in less than a week ago. Any thoughts? (1 answer)

Before the computer was replace I also had the check engine light throwing sensor codes. The overdrive had also been turning on and off on its own. The shop had my jeep for over 3 weeks. I have had it back for a week and now this starts up. Its is a jeep wrangler unlimited with a straight 6 motor...

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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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