3rd Jul 2009, 10:05
I own a 2004 Wrangler TJ Columbia edition, and have had no problems at all, and I beat the crap out of my Jeep too.
21st Aug 2009, 22:43
I've owned a YJ and a TJ and I liked them both respectively... I thought the improvements in the TJ weighed in far more than the changes I didn't like (should have kept the horizontal gauge layout - I really loved that). The JK on the other hand is definitely taking a step in the wrong direction. Lose the curved windshield and those those awful, cheap looking plastic fenders - and Chrysler really PO'd a lot of Jeep ol'timers when they did away with the venerable old AMC engines.
29th Aug 2009, 18:12
I have a 2003 Wrangler which has had a couple of episodes of not starting, even when the battery is fully charged and the lights, etc. work. Any suggestions?
30th Aug 2009, 16:12
Your starter is probably beginning to die. When a starter starts to die, it will still work on occasion, but not every time like it should. Starter's aren't very expensive, and if you have even a small amount of mechanical knowledge, they are an easy fix. If you're having a mechanic replace the starter for you, you're looking at about a $300-$400 repair. It's up to you whether or not you see the vehicle as be worth repairing, but if it is just the starter, then your car is just fine and once you replace the starter, it shouldn't have anymore problems.
2nd Oct 2009, 08:42
I have a 2003 TJ Sahara, 3" lift, 33" M/T tires, and take it off road several times a year. No problems. Just replaced the clutch at about 90k miles and the TPS at about the same mileage. No other problems. Sold my hard top as I never used it. Soft tops are the way to go.
Regarding the JK's plastic fenders... just think of them as detatchable clearance indicators!
Regarding water leaking under the dash on TJs, if you get mud in the cowl vent it can clog up the thin drain inside and cause water to flow inside through the vents.
I love my TJ and wouldn't ever think of selling it. I've had several other 4x4s prior to this and wish I had bought a Jeep sooner.
As for people hating different model years... get over it. There's always going to be any product that appeals to 100% of the market. Chrysler is screwing things up, but they did offer the Rubicon with all those goodies straight from the factory... so someone on the inside is still trying to provide a good product.
4th Oct 2009, 17:05
As a longtime Wrangler owner who has owned both YJ's & TJ's (currently a mint YJ that I love), I must agree that Chrysler has "screwed things up", and also voice my concern about Fiat controlling the fate of Jeep.