Location: Zacatecas, Mexico - great dirt tracks out here.
5 most common problems with the TJ Jeep
I have heard some real horror stories about the early model TJ Jeeps - tranny failure, rear axle needing replacing after 40k, overheating etc.
I personally have only had a minor electrical problem with my 2000 rubicon Jeep and love it to bits.
What are the most common problems these Jeeps have?
Steering drag link & tie rods are weak, D35c rear axle,weak control arm brackets,gas tank skid plate is flimsy,OE trackbar sucks and needs to be replaced with an adjustable one as soon as a lift is installed.Basically everything I have broken and replaced
I think you will find its more certain jeeps, than model years. The 97-99 exhaust manifold cracks on the 6cly, General isssues with the slide hvac controls, though all years seem to have problems with the fan switch. I have owne 1 97 2 2000's and 1 2001. Can't say any of them was worse than the others, in fact no massive issues.
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The fan speed control switch and several items related seems to be a big problem reported by many people. I've replaced mine and rewired the connector because it melted. The seat cords and the pull string break easy. Bad paint for the hood. several components easily rusting.