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Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Chart based on 774 repairs.

Jeep Wrangler suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 85 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

7000 mi

US $80
Rear axle squeak identified as bent rear axle. Drivers rear axle was replaced. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

13000 mi Noticed a harsh noise from the passenger side when steering was used and the noise got worse. 
28000 mi

US $50
Front driver side Ball joint worn out and replaced 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

19000 mi

US $200
Steering stabilizer was leaking and replaced under warranty. 
51000 mi

US $100
ball joints,  
75300 mi

US $100
Loose steering corrected and vehicle aligned 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

5502 mi Steering Clunking. Replaced steering dampener. 
11400 mi Steering clunking. Replaced lower and upper steering shafts. 
12000 mi Steering was loose and clunking could be felt. Steering box replaced. 
14000 mi Tie rod ends both had play. Tie rod replaced. 
17000 mi

US $160
Tie rod and drag link replaced. Steering shaft loose and clunking again. Dealer replaced shaft. 
21000 mi

US $70
Front and rear track bushings worn again. Replaced front and rear track bar. 
25000 mi

US $350
Was getting sloppy steering, all four ball joints had play. Dealer told me this is normal and that they would not cover anyway due to mods. Ball joints bad and out of spec again. Vehicle had a shimmy. Dealer would not warranty saying this was normal. Had to pay for repair myself. 
26000 mi Wobble and shaking over bumps is back. Can not figure out what is wrong this time. 
28000 mi

US $350
Ball Joints had slop in them again. This time replaced with aftermarket ball joints. 
29000 mi

US $600
Steering box replaced due to play in the sector shaft.  
31000 mi

US $400
Tie rod and drag link ends bad again. All four replaced.  
33000 mi

US $200
Vehicle shaking badly at speed again. Trackbar replaced due to worn bushings. Jeep needs to redesign the front end on these things!!! 
37000 mi

US $250
Steering gear sloppy again. Jeep wobbles, steering gear replaced. 
39000 mi Popping and banging noise now coming from the suspension when starting on the gas or turning. No fix found. Bushings in control arms bad and squeaking. Bushings ordered. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

16000 mi Defective steering angle sensor. Dealer was unreliable at ordering part so it was not replaced for almost 10 months. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

The front steering damping was leaking oil and had to be replaced. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

8000 mi Persistent squealing after driving at highway speeds. Diagnosed as bad wheel bearings, both replaced, had to wait most of a week for one of the parts to come in. 

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Jeep Wrangler Suspension Problems

893 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Wrangler. 58 of these members (6.5%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 98 suspension repairs to Jeep Wranglers--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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