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Jeep Wrangler Transmission Problems

762 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Wrangler. 65 of these members (8.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 103 transmission repairs to Jeep Wranglers--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Jeep Wrangler problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Chart based on 658 repairs.

Jeep Wrangler transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 48 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

9300 mi   had a problem with the clutch throw-out bearing(noisy), replaced under warranty. 
15300 US $800 Broke teeth on the ring gear in the front Dana 30 
62000   Replaced clutch and throwout bearing after the latter went out Replaced front axle seals 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

17000 mi   C-clip on u joint fell out causing an end cap to fall out. Resulted in bent axle. Dealer refused warranty coverage based on "mods" to other parts of the vehicle. (suspension and tires) 
21000 US $85 Spider gear inside front differential cracked. Part was ordered and replaced. Dealer admitted the part appeared faulty but could not reimburse do to "mods" on the vehicle (tires and 3" suspension lift) 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

9000 mi   noisy clutch throw out bearing, replaced clutch assemgly per TSB 
12000   Clutch throwout bearing per TSB 
56000 US $100 Leaking clutch slave cylinder 
72000   Transmission would pop out of first gear. Symptom was very random. 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

7462 mi   Transmission leaking fluid. Replaced transmission seal. 
8798   Transmission still shudders. Replaced torque converter, flush and replace transmission fluid. 
14000   Passenger front side axle seal leaking. Replaced seal. 
21000   Rear yoke seal leaking at driveshaft. Seal replaced. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

36000 mi   Rear differential locker panel activation light would not quit blinking, indicating it did not unlock. Driving on dry pavement indicated it was not off. Had to be towed. Dealer replaced entire differential at no cost to me. Has worked well since repai 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

202-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

2000 mi   Transmission oil leak bad seal. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi   Locker mechanism broken, replaced locker mechanism, ring&pinion in rear locker. 
63000   Replaced front locker mechanism. Replaced 4WD shift cable. 
86000 US $100 Rear locker not working - rebuild differential and repair locker. 

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2007 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

18000 mi US $1700 Mud got sucked up into the clutch while off roading, the clutch needed to be replaced along with the slave cylinder. The rear drive shaft also siezed and needed to be replaced. 
22000   Transmission shifter seal needed to be replaced, covered by warranty. 
26000   Bad driveshaft bearing. 
36000   Rear axle locker would not lock up. Had carrier, carrier bearings and locker actuator replaced under warranty.  
41000   Clutch hydraulics need to be replaced 

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