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2005 Jeep Wrangler Problems

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Most Common 2005 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.
Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.
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, p...
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1 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Brakes Problem

Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as t...

3 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Drive Train Problems

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 ...
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 ...
On the Rubicon models there is a software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to correct a condition where the differential lockers disengage or unlock when the key is turned off and the...

2 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Electrical & Lights Problems

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.
If the fuel gauge is inaccurate or not working, it may because the fuel tank has bowed upward and interfered with, or damaged the sending unit (fuel level sensor). If the fuel tank has bowed, fuel ...

2 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Engine Problems

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
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 b...

3 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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, p...
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.
The throttle body may accumulate an oily, black residue in the bore and on the throttle plate causing hard starting or possibly stalling when coming to a stop. The throttle body should be cleaned d...

1 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

If water leaks into the passenger compartment and under the passenger side carpet, an heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) drain hose is available.

0 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Problems

3 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Miscellaneous Problems

Water can leak near the A-pillar, at the front edge of the driver and passenger side doors. An improved seal is available.
Side bars located near the door opening (on the sunrider soft top) may break or a pivot link may break. There are pivot links and side bars available so a complete soft top assembly may not be need...

2 Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Suspension & Steering Problems

Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire...
When normal alignment practices do not bring components into the alignment specifications, offset upper ball joints are available.

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Known 2005 Jeep Wrangler Problems & Complaints

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.
When normal alignment practices do not bring components into the alignment specifications, offset upper ball joints are available.
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 ...
If water leaks into the passenger compartment and under the passenger side carpet, an heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) drain hose is available.
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 ...
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 b...
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, p...
Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire...
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.
The throttle body may accumulate an oily, black residue in the bore and on the throttle plate causing hard starting or possibly stalling when coming to a stop. The throttle body should be cleaned d...
Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as t...
On the Rubicon models there is a software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to correct a condition where the differential lockers disengage or unlock when the key is turned off and the...
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