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Jammy-Jeep 08-08-2010 12:03 PM

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?

jeepjones 08-08-2010 12:07 PM

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:rolleyes:

30-284 08-08-2010 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jammy-Jeep (Post 716289)
I personally have only had a minor electrical problem with my 2000 rubicon Jeep and love it to bits.

The Rubicon was not made till 2003!

Donn

Image Group 08-08-2010 06:04 PM

I'd say you should have a lot of problems with a 2000 Rubicon... what was it a prototype?

GoldTJ 08-08-2010 06:22 PM

Perhaps the only 2000 Rubicon in the world!All accounts state that 2003 was the first year for Rubicon model!

jeepjones 08-08-2010 07:08 PM

Maybe it's a Rubiclone. Another thing to add to that list the front unit bearing setup sucks.

Jammy-Jeep 08-08-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30-284

The Rubicon was not made till 2003!

Donn

Sorry, mistake when typing, it is a 2003 :)

I've also heard lots of people having problems with cracked heater matrixes leaking in the cab, anyone have any experience on this?

Ageless Stranger 08-08-2010 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 30-284 (Post 716643)
The Rubicon was not made till 2003!

Donn

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jammy-Jeep (Post 716843)
Sorry, mistake when typing, it is a 2003 :)

That was a test. The Rubicon really wasn't introduced until 2004! :firedevil:















Just kidding. :)

4Jeepn 08-08-2010 09:10 PM

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.

drivebytruckerz 08-08-2010 09:36 PM

I wouldn't consider the 2003 an early model.

Jeepzcb09 08-08-2010 10:22 PM

My 98 sport has yet to let me down with 140,000 on it while my friends newer,lower milage TJ's are another story.

jskinn27 08-08-2010 11:26 PM

lmao,i love this forum :)

lancetkenyon 08-09-2010 10:00 AM

My main problem with my Jeep is it is way to damn expensive!

Wench 08-09-2010 10:19 AM

my cupholders fill up with dip a lot and my rollbars are too round...

cavediverjc 08-09-2010 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancetkenyon (Post 717289)
My main problem with my Jeep is it is way to damn expensive!

You should consider selling that tub of bolts. I'll take it off your hands....... :D

PTaylor 08-09-2010 11:19 AM

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.

baja 08-09-2010 12:29 PM

Eggless Strangler made me giggle today.Too much!:rofl:


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