Jeep Repair and Maintenance

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

Jeep Problems

Front/Rear Differential Pinion Seal/Transfer Case Leaks are Common

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Low fluid level in the differential or transfer case can result in bearing failure. Damaged bearings commonly cause a whine or growl type noise.

Engine Will not Start Due to Wireless Control Module Fault

A no crank or no start condition may develop due to electronic lockup of the wireless control module (WCM), also referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM). When this module fails the remote keyless entry system will also not operate. The WCM is commonly replaced to correct this concern.

Electrical Contacts in the Tail Lamp Housing May Break or Melt

Electrical contacts in the tail lamp housing tend to break or melt, which can cause the brake lights to fail or work intermittently. Complete inspection of the tail light housing and bulbs is recommended before replacing any parts.

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Jeep Questions

Car squeals upon start up and stops squealing after a couple of miles (1 answer)

Jeep squeals upon start up. I replaced the belt twice , replaced the idler pulley and the tensioner and pulley, it still squeals at start up and continues to squeal until engine is warm

I need a diagragm for the serpentine belt on a 2012 jeep patriot. Not in manual. (3 answers)

I am removing the alternator. I have no diagragm in the users manual for the serpentine belt and Haynes and Chilton don't make a book for my car.

My son overheated his Jeep . It's has the 3.7 engine. (2 answers)

After repairing leak engine starts ,but is skipping terribly and will not run past 40 mph. I've read that when this happens sometimes the valve sets drop . Question is where are the valve sets?

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Jeep Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In An Accident

For right hand drive vehicles: the clockspring assembly that powers the driver's frontal air bag may become contaminated with dust and result in the failure of the driver's frontal air bag circuit. This would prevent deployment as commanded in an accident. Dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In An Accident

The clockspring assembly may have become contaminated with dust and cause the air bag circuit to fail for the driver's frontal air bag. Dealers will replace the clockspring, wheel back cover and column shroud free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Jeep Reviews

This is my 4 xj. Unfortunately for me my forth is becoming a pain. My third was salvage 99 xj 2WD. Most of you would of oh hell no! It's a salvage. But me I'm up for a challenge. And had to do a lot of body work and the basic oil leaks like the oil filter adapter, oil pan gasket rear main seal and valve gasket. But the majority of my money went on the suspension, brakes, alignment and body wor...
I have 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo and have had it for 11 yrs. Had to put a new fan motor and tail light covers but other than that, no problems. The taillights are crap. I've had to replace the covers 4 times and still have problems with the blinkers. They work when they want. Overall, I love mine and will keep it until the day one of us die.
I bought my 2008 Jeep Patriot in March 2008 brand new. I have has no major issues until 18 months ago; transmission needed to be replaced. Recently I have had major issues with water building up in the back seat floor area on the driver's side; took it to dealer for fixing as well as correct the 4WD light popping in, this is summer still; problem was thought to be fixed, but took it back to dea...

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