2005 Jeep Wrangler Jeep Wrangler 2005

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2005 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (25%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (2%)

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2005 Jeep Wrangler transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (22%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

56000 mi

US $50
Mild vibration under load at 30 mph. Replaced rear driveshaft ujoints with Spicer brand sealed joints similar to OEM. Problem solved. 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

1500 mi Nut holding transmission skid plate spinning in frame. Remove skid plate bolt and weld repair nut insert in frame. 
85000 mi

US $100
Replaced front u-joints, and front differential seal. 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

74000 mi

US $655
Whining noise coming from transmission when clutch pedal engaged. Throw-Out Bearing replaced 
76000 mi

US $140
Chirping noise coming from front driveshaft (do a search on Wrangler Angry Sparrows for more info). Found 1 U-Joint in need of replacement, however replaced all 3 plus ball joint while driveshaft was out. 
78000 mi

US $443
Rear drive shaft U-Joints needed to be replaced Rear differential cover was rusted out and leaking. Needed to be replaced 
77000 mi

US $150
Rear axle seal leaking 
102300 mi

US $35
While performing brake job, discovered bad u-joint on front axle. Part cost $10, didn't have a press to get the old joint out so I had a shop press out the old one and press in the new one for $40. 
113000 mi

US $12
Driver side front axle joint (u joint) had to be replaced. 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

68000 mi

US $100
Rear bearing seal. 
69000 mi

US $800
Had strange sound/ vibration at freeway speed. Mechanic said it was U joint. Replaced U-Joint. 
105000 mi

US $100
Replaced front u-joint 

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Transmission Problems

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