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I am planning on purchasing a used Jeep Wrangler soft top in the next couple of months. Not for me - a 40 bday gift for my wife who has always wanted one. It will be a third vehicle - for fun - used on weekends when weather is nice. Not real tough and rough off roading. Purchased cars before - no clue about a Jeep Wrangler. Based on my price ... Read More
your problem is the Brake Shift Interlock. i had the same problem a few months ago with my 06 rubicon. Here is the help page i found. I just disconnected it but you should probably just replace it. http://www.justanswer.com/jeep/1ocbu-automatic-transmission-2003-jeep-wrangler-k- ey.html hope that helped.">link title
Please don't ask for "personal" help via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport, The main output shaft from the back of the transmission that goes to the rear drive shaft snapped in two pieces. I have seen them for sale as replacement parts for only up to 2002. Will the 2002 part work on my 2003? please email me email@example.com
Hey .. I have 2003 Wrangler and had the EXACT same problem. The fix: replace the traction bar. The part was about 125.00 and the labor was about 125.00 but the death wobble has been gone for the last 30K miles. My Jeep has 102K miles in it with 30 inch Goodyears and rides perfect at all speeds. I did all of the same things you did ... rotate tires, rebalance, ... Read More
Upgrading the speakers shouldn't be a problem. I personally love Kicker speakers due to their construction and frequency responses. I have Kicker 6x9's in my TJ and they've been putting out the sound since 2003. :) My fronts are being replaced with Kickers as well. -Paul
I have a 2003 Wrangler with a 4.0. On cooler days the Jeep runs great as the day heats up it starts to run rough at idle. As well if I run the a/c and shut off the Jeep and let it sit for a minute or two it loads up and has a terrible miss until you rev it up and out of it. I just had a tune up ... Read More
Hi.. I have a 2003 jeep wrangler and i love it except it jerks really hard sometimes and after i drive it for over an hour or so and come to a stop and then go to take off it hesitates likes it out of gas or something. I want to fix it but nobody knows whats wrong with it .I took it to a tranmission shop who charged me 300.00 ... Read More
Hi! This is my first post and I hope you can help me as much as you've helped everyone else! I just made an appointment with a local mechanic to have a diagnostic done because the engine light just came on. Before I hear what he has to say, I wanted to get your opinion. For the past couple of months when I start my 2003 wrangler sport automatic v6 it ... Read More
I found issue with the OPINIONS provided on the test of the 2007 JEEP Wrangler Unlimited 4x4. The JEEP is not an SUV; and an SUV, is NOT a JEEP. I have owned a 1993 Wrangler, a 1989 Cherokee (225,000 miles on it when I sold it), a 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited, a 2003 Rubicon, and now a 2007 Rubicon Unlimited. I've driven about 47,000 miles in the Rubicon Unlimted in ... Read More
Yeah, what he said. :) I have different gearing in my differentials. I'm running 33's and 4.88 gears. I drove from Cullman, AL to Huntsville, AL with my wife, son, after a day of wheeling. I had my offroad gear, 2 coolers, and the top up. Up and down rolling hills, we ran the A/C. I was able to maintain 65-75 without too much trouble. If your TJ is running any ... Read More
The lack of power is amazing......................That said, getting someone to check the codes -- can that be done at any auto store or do I have to take it in to a mechanic The only way it could be worse is if it was an auto. Auto + a/c + 4cyl = the ultimate on-road slug. ;) You can get it checked for codes at AutoZone for free.
The lack of power is amazing. I was lured by the mileage on an 03 (17,000 when I bought in late 06). That said, getting someone to check the codes -- can that be done at any auto store or do I have to take it in to a mechanic. I usually do most work myself but I've never had to have codes checked.
Symptoms sound like my TPS issue I had a while back... But the SE's never had power. A/C sucks when it blows. :) Sucks any power you may have had as it blows the cold air... -Paul
The 4cyl 2.4, although better than the earlier 2.5, really doesn't have much power to spare at the best of times and the a/c imposes a significant load when engaged. As with most vehicles, the idle speed is supposed to increase when the a/c is turned on in order to cope with that load. However your problem isn't the a/c, it's the engine, as indicated by the fact it was running ... Read More
Hi there, I drive a 2003 Wrangler SE (standard trans) with about 40,000 miles on it. Since I bought the car, I noticed it doesn't really like the AC running. When you activate the AC, you can see and feel the RPMs fall. If you're at speed, you can feel the car start pulling power to run the AC. It's much more pronounced than any other car I've ever owned. Sure, ... Read More
Are there any modifications that can be done to an older jeep wrangler (2003 to 2006) models that would increase towing to 5,000#? A 4.0 automatic Wrangler is quite capable of towing 5Klbs and I've done it myself many times. However, when I've done so it's been on relatively flat dry roads with efficient trailer brakes. The limitations on the Wrangler are both legal (3Klbs is the recommended max), and physical ... Read More
Are there any modifications that can be done to an older jeep wrangler (2003 to 2006) models that would increase towing to 5,000#? Engine work? Transmission coolers? Shocks? Frame? Transmission exchange? Other? If able to do this any idea of the total cost involved to modify? What specific models should I look to purchase to make this work best?
I took a 2009 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD SUV out of the dealership the other day and drove it all around Baltimore. I owned a Jeep Sport from 2000-2003. My next car will be a Jeep Wrangler. I want to get involved in off roading. What are some of the first steps to take to make the wrangler off-road ready? ">link title
Hello, I have a 2003 X model and I put Goodyear Wrangler 30" x 9.5 x 15 Silent Armour tires on mine (cost about $125.00 each) . These tires will fit the stock rims he has (as long as they are 15" in size). I don't have a lift kit and rarely go off road (except for the beach sometimes) but the tires look really rugged and drive very securely on ... Read More
Hey Jim .... thanks for your post. I am the original owner of a 2003 Jeep Wrangler X. At 65K miles the death wobble started on me. I have taken the Jeep to 3 different Jeep dealers and the tires have been balanced multiple times (road forced and spin balanced). The Wrangler GSA's were new at 60K miles. There is not lift kit on my Jeep and I have only been ... Read More
Does any one know how to fix the front end death shake in a 2003 Wrangler sport? My jeep starts, what I call the death shake, when I reach speeds between 58mph & 60mph. I have changed the shocks, stearing stablizer shock, and tires. I still have the death shake. Please help.
Your grvw is the total of all that you can carry in your jeep plus what you are towing. Take your Jeep to a truck scale and weigh it. I just weighed my 2003 YJ and found out it weighs only 2240lbs. that is totally unladen. I will be towing it on a 5000lb tow bar and proper bracket. I don't think your 2005 will weigh that much more than mine. ... Read More
New guy here. Searched past posts; couldn't find question with my exact specs, but would like to verify what I think I've learned by reading. My car: 2003 Jeep Wrangler X (TJ). Totally stock (no lift etc) including the OEM tires/wheels: P225/75R/15 (Goodyear Wrangler GS-A tires). I'd like to put 30x9.50x15 tires on it keeping original rims, and would leave the Jeep stock. My reading here makes me think this would ... Read More
I just bought a used 2003 Wrangler X....I'm a newbie to these multi-faceted man mobiles....for now. In anycase, my current tire size is the stock 215 75R15, and I'm thinking of upgrading to 31x10.5x15 without lift. Does anyone know what else needs to be done to ensure a smooth ride? I've heard the gear ratio will change and there is something we can do about that (a sensor in the transmission ... Read More
The Jeep is a 2003 Wrangler X. I have not modified anything on the Jeep, but a couple of years ago I had the dealership fix a problem with my 4 wheel drive. I believe that it was a linkage problem. I also had to have the transmission replaced when it was 6 months old and replace a head gasket a couple of years ago. This repairs were all covered under ... Read More
I love my 2003 Jeep Wrangler I just bought it a few months back to replace a BMW. The weather down here in Florida alows me to drive around with the top down most of the time. Now the problem seems to be the same as others, when I turn on the a/c the cold air is blowing out of the defrost vents. it does not matter what function, heat, defrost, ... Read More
I am having a problem with my wrangler 2003 my dash and tailights are out every other light works great bought a headlight switch and put it in and nothing.. I visually checked all the fuses they seem intact, can they be bad and not show it, how did you fix your problem ?? please help I use my Jeep for my main transportation and I work in the middle of ... Read More
I have a 99 jeep wrangler. The defrost is my problem. If I turn the dial to defrost the windshield it works fine on the fan speed 1 and 2. But when I turn the fan speed to the 3rd setting I hear this loud thud, like a door slamming shut, and no air will blow onto the windshield. I do get air on the side window defrost. This problem resets ... Read More
The diverter doors are stuck or at least do not move. therefore i cannot change temp setting. Any ideas on how to fix myself? Jeep dealer wants $600.00-$1,000.00. It;s not the control head, I replaced that, no change.$ Estimate by jeep is ridiculous.
I am looking for a black top for a 2003 Jeep Wrangler. I need the windows and everything. Doesnt have to be new as long as it is in good shape.
Hey guys, new to this forum & hoping to get some input from other jeep people. I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 - 5 speed that I bought 4 years ago (march 2003). It only had 42k miles on it when I bought it. This is my first Jeep to own and I really didn't know what to expect. It has never had great power since I bought it. I ... Read More
Hi i am new to the whole online forum stuff but I am having a real problem with my 2003 wrangler. When driving through town or at a max speed of 45mph my jeep runs fine. When I go about 50mph or faster and I hit a small bump in the road my jeep shakes viloently and i have to pull over and start out slow again. I took it to ... Read More
What's your driving style? My 2003 Wrangler started doing this as well...I had about 28,000 miles on it when it started bucking down the highway. It would generate various "misfire" codes and the stealership told me sparkplugs and $200 later I had new spark plugs an only moderate bucking down the highway. I too figured bad sensors, but did some more research and learned jeep published a TSB about carbon fouling ... Read More
‘BTW if a solid front axle is the "bomb" why do the Ironman trucks they race in the desert have IFS? Surely there is more to going off road than rock crawling?’ There is one place IFS works better than a solid: In washboard – it gives the driver more control at high speeds… This is why all teams use IFS in BAJA trucks. Pretty much everywhere else it’s a off-road ... Read More
Consider, overall, the Wrangler is a much simpler Jeep than the GC, or even the Liberty, esp with electronics. My TJ was a first year of production. Other than the manifold breaking (still fairly common in newer TJ's), and a nagging pinion seal leak, it is has been a good Jeep. It had the radiator leak that still happens (cuz it is essentially the same radiator) to newer TJ's as well, ... Read More
I think there is a huge quality difference between the TJ and other Jeep models. I have not had one issue other than a door rattle with my 04 Rubicon. Our 04 Grand Cherokee has had 10 or more issues. I have been extremely disappointed in it to say the least. I plan on keeping my Rubicon for years to come, but I'm not sure I'd look at other Jeep models, ... Read More
Steve, As a Former Jeep Salesman and owner of a 1986 Cherokee, 1998 Wrangler, and a 2003 Liberty. The salesman is right and wrong. The Sahara will give you a slightly more comfortable "ride". The Rubicon was originally created for those Wrangler Fanatics who buy a base to mid model and spend another 10-15 K in offroad mods. It was also designed to refresh the Wrnagler youth market. That being said ... Read More
Hi everyone. I have a 2003 Wrangler and am thinking about towing it on some family trips behind a 2005 Grand Cherokee with 5.7 Hemi engine. I am wondering what is the best thing to get; 1- a tow bar for the Wrangler, or 2- a trailer / dolly to tow the jeep on. While I am not that concerned about adding mileage to the Wrangler, if I could find a ... Read More
I just took my 2003 jeep in to the shop for the same problem. The whole shifter is going to be replaced. I had to jeep mechanics look at it and they agreed that the tip of the shaft inside the shifter itself had broke off causing the shifter button not to push the locking pin down enough to allow it to shift. If you remove the cover itself which pops ... Read More
My cousin in Yemen just purchased a 2006 LandCruiser FZJ-78 with dual solid axles, front and rear knob operated locking electric diffs, the I-6 240hp 286lbs ft torque gas engine, front bench seat with side rear seats, soft top (I don't like soft tops) with optional A/C wich I thought was a joke. The A/C will do you know good with a soft top lol. Ofcourse its a 5spd "with" factory ... Read More
well, i am no die-hard jeep guy, so i may have just scared half of you away but i am coming to the pros for some advise. i am and have always been a sports sedan kind of guy. id like a G35 sedan or a Saab Aero 9-5, but the 2003 9-5 i want is 20k. i have been told i could see a 2003-04 Wrangler for around $15,000? is ... Read More
Just tell them that you're getting literally half the expected mpg. With as poor a figure as you're getting it should be fairly easy to find the problem. It's probably running too rich a fuel mixture, which can be caused by anything from a clogged air filter to a faulty sensor. However, it could also be something mechanical, such as a binding brake.
That's just it, I don't have the big tires on it, although I wish that I did. I don't romp on it either, just generally good driving and mostly in town with the windows down and no a/c going either. What should I ask for when I call the shop and tell them I am having a problem with. I have this thing still under warranty.
My dash has lights that I can see about Part time 4x4 etc, but they never light up, but you CAN see that they are there. I thought I had something broken, but it is just a case of a universal dashboard being used in multiple Jeeps. If yours don't like up and you don't have locker buttons next to where the ashtray is/would be, then don't worry about. :) -Paul ... Read More
You should get at least double that, unless you've got big wheels and the gearing hasn't been corrected.
Jeeps don't get good gas mileage, though yours does sound lower than normal. I can get as much as 18-20 mpg with all highway and more downhill than uphill. In town I get about 14. Off road in 4WD will lower that even more. Add any wind or over 70 mph driving and my figures go down several mpg.
Hello, I just bought this jeep and was wondering about the gas mileage. So far, it is not doing good at all. I Was wondering what gas mileage yall get in yours. I am getting around 6-7 miles to the gallon now. Could there be a problem? Thanks so much in advance!!
I guess you bought a Rubicon without realizing it! Engaging 4HI will be the same as your last Jeep, in other words drive will be connected to the front axle as well as the rear. The difference will be when you engage 4LO. Initially it will be the same as before, but then you have the option to also lock both the front and rear diffs as well. I suggest you ... Read More
I noticed that the indicator lights on the 2003 are different than my 2000. There is a light that says "front axle lock" and one for "rear axle lock". I haven't put my Jeep in 4wd yet, so am wondering what is the difference between that and the 2000 model that says "Part time 4x4". When I am in 4wd, will the light that is there "4wd" tell me indicate that ... Read More
Hi! We have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler that is stuck in park. We can start it, turn the key, step on the brake (it works!), push the gear shift button in (it's an automatic), and the geat shift column won't budge. Any thoughts?
Does anyone remember this? It was Chrysler's road tour. GM still does it every year, but it isn't the same. Chrysler/Jeep had a Jeep test track that they bulldozed into the empty forest near the location. I chose to drive a Liberty since I hadn't before and they were new. They sent a driver with you, and it actually was an off-road course! (No rocks, but body damage was a no-no.) ... Read More
I have experience similar to birdjaguar - around 24 mpg highway also with a 4 cylinder 2.5L OHV motor and manual transmission in my 1995 YJ Wrangler SE (same as the 4 cylinder motor in the 97-2003 TJ). I drive conservatively - the 2.5 L likes to turn 2,500 rpm which translates to about 58 MPH with the standard 4.10:1 axle ratios - plenty fast enough for a short wheelbase (SWB) ... Read More
I have some experience with MOPAR motors... As many of you know, I have a '95 YJ with the 2.5L OHV 4-cylinder motor. 94,000 miles and no problems. I would consider getting a used YJ or TJ with this motor as long as the vehicle is properly maintained. The 2.4L ('04+ TJ) is a DOHC 16 valve motor that is not at all like the 2.5L (I do have the 2.4L ... Read More
I bought a 2003 Wrangler with a 4" lift and 33" tires. Put in 4:56 gearing in the front and rear due to bigger tires in July. Followed break-in instructions. Put Jeep in 4WD for the first time since I've owned it today and could only go about 12-18" before it seemed like my breaks were on and had a hard time moving in forward or reverse. Putting it in 4H ... Read More
Hello, I have a 2003 jeep wrangler that needs new tires. I do a lot of city driving, but I also tow a trailer and do some 4-wheeling. Right now I have the factory tires on, they're Goodyear P215/75R15. I'm wondering if these are the best tires for what I do or if there are other viable options? Thanks for your help! leslie :)
Hello Will, I actually noticed that grinding noise on my 2003 Jeep, too. It is like that all the time. From what I heard, Chrysler put in a newer manual transmission since the year 2000 and everytime when we release the clutch, you will hear the grinding noise. It does not do any damage to your Jeep at all though. I think it's true because I have owned many manual transmission ... Read More
Sorry about your water leak. I have a 2003 Freedom Edition Wrangler with 30000 miles. No garage. Soft top in summer until Dec. 1 and then the HT goes on. NEVER a drop of water during rain, melting snow/ice. Lemon law sounds appropriate if they cannot fix the problem. Good Luck. John
KB2, yep, the end caps are totally worth the 25 bucks. They look really good on the Jeep. A couple of friends of mine from work are ordering them for their Wranglers. I'll try to post some pics when I think of it. Tom, great idea for the pieces of conduit. I would imagine, though, that 2002 or 2003 and up would need a large diameter. The roll bar padding is ... Read More
Hi. I have a 2002 wrangler, and own a 2003 hardtop for it. I read that it can be put on a jeep from 1997-2005, but i'm having a hard time getting it to fit correctly. Does anyone know how to put a hardtop on correctly. I asked the dealership and they were no help. Thanks. Mike
Just got a 2003 Jeep Wrangler X last week at Hurd Automall in Johnston RI. They wanted $14000 FOR IT . I wasnt about to pay that, i asked the bottom line and after a week of negotiating and talking, i got them down to $11595. Its got 30k miles on it and runs like a champ. I also got the 3 yr / 30k mile warranty as well. If anyone ... Read More
I've got an inca gold rubicon sitting on my desk...1:18 scale. I have never seen that color on a real Jeep, I think they only used it in 2003. Congrats. Congrats to Norm on the new Wrangler as well!
I've seen a bunch of Wranglers lately in a color I like. Don't get me wrong, I love my Silver Sport, but my second choice would have been this blue -- sort of a steely blue, or even an Air Force blue. They didn't offer it in 2004; I think it might have been last seen in 2003. Any one know exactly what they called this color? Just curious. Thx. Uh, ... Read More
I have a 2003 Wrangler with 32,000, it comes with a powertrain manufacturer's warranty for 70,000 miles. I do not know if it is a good idea to buy an extended warranty for 100,000 miles or 5 years? It is from Daimler Chrysler ervice contracts and it costs $62 a month for 3 years, with $0 deductible. Any advice on whether it is worth it or not especially on a wrangler? ... Read More
The only thing they hung me up on was the incentives. The incentive deal will be the one in effect when the Jeep arrives, not when it's ordered. So they might run worst case scenario numbers until your Wrangler arrives. But back in 2003, when I bought my '04, the incentives stayed static, & kept getting extended. Mike: It ain't supposed to be that way. You get the incentive that was ... Read More
>If you "order" a Jeep from the Dealer with your specific must haves can you still expect to pay about $200 over invoice or are you going to be MSRP? No MSRP ever! See my post earlier today (Friday) about ordering a Jeep and doing so in a way that takes the negotiating out of it (i.e. via fax). But no matter how you buy: no MSRP! Not sure how I ... Read More
Same answer as before I'm afraid. The change to hardtops was made in '03. mac24, "Jeep Wrangler" #15765, 5 Feb 2005 5:29 pm and keats, "Jeep Wrangler" #15769, 6 Feb 2005 6:38 pm
Like MAC said, "interesting post". I have driven many vehicles in my life-old hot rods, VW's, Caddys, Towncars, Healys, trucks, bikes, etc. I have also owned 3 Jeeps through the years. I look for two things in a vehicle-dependability and fun. Which of the two vehicles you are looking at is the most dependable and fun? Dependability and fun is very difficult to find. I presently own a 2003 Wrangler. It ... Read More
I don’t really know. However, when I looked at buying a bikini top it seemed that the 2003 / 2004 uses a different head-rail, which may indicate the 97 top will not work on the 2003 / 2004 year models. I would ask the parts guy at your local jeep dealer. Sorry I could not offer any useful help. Glen
We have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider with a 4.0 litre + 4-speed automatic transmission with 6,000 miles on it that NEEDS more power so the transmission doesn't downshift on small inclines and/or in strong headwinds. I'm guessing I should get one or all of these to get this engine to produce more power: 1. K&N FIPK-II intake 2. Banks / Borla / Mopar header 3. Banks / Borla ... Read More
My wife and I first owned a 2000 Wrangler Sport with 5 spd...traded it in 2003...what a mistake that was. Seriously looked at Unlimited when it first became available...could not do the 4 spd auto tran. and the only black top option. Took delivery last Sat. of 05 Unlimited w/ 6 spd. and gray top...very much worth the wait. First tank of fuel avg. 15.2 mpg...and will improve w/ break-in. The ... Read More
..............but this black one shows the wheels, which are the main external difference. WRANGLER FREEDOM As the legendary Jeep vehicle, Wrangler continues to deliver a one-of-a-kind feeling of fun, freedom and adventure. Building on that reputation, the Freedom Edition of the 2003 Jeep Wrangler is distinguished by body colored fender flares, a soft-top with full metal doors, fog lamps and tow hooks. Outlined white letter P225/75R15 Goodyear all-terrain tires mount on ... Read More
Nice pictures of Thelma Jane as usual, Tom. Looks like I can post again too. :-) However the front suspension may turn out, at least it has been confirmed that it will be body on frame... I seriously believe solid axles will live on in the 2007 Wrangler. As for the RB1, several people have been installing this system in their 2003-5 Wranglers already, with zero problems. Marlon Have you hugged ... Read More
We hav a 2003, Jeep Wrangler and want to take the full doors off. The question is how do you keep the light from staying on, on the speaker bar? Thanks, Eaglemama
Okay so my Wrangler X with 19,777 miles suddenly has this yellow engine light glowing in the instrument panel. I panic. And the manual says it could be anything from gas cap not in place to more serious issues. I call Jeep dealer. He tells me sure they'll run a diagnostic (cost $80) and if it's a defect Jeep pays if not too bad I do. Well, seems a bit unfair ... Read More
Pinging never an issue here....2003 Wrangler Sahara...4spd automatic...even when lugged down to 1500 rpm climbing hills in summertime.I use 87 octane regular.My 4.7 V8 in the Grand Cherokee never sang one 'ping peep' either.If I had one of those stupid shiftlights in either one of my Jeeps, I'd disable it....but that's just me.
I just purchased my Jeep on 4-26-04. This is my first and probably last jeep. I love it I plan on keeping it until it falls apart. I had a Ford Explorer, I know shame on me for that buy, but I learned my lesson and now own the best vehicle made. It drives nicer than an original wrangler on the highway and way less bouncy than a Rubicon. I have ... Read More
Greenie--I was a little thick before and didn't notice you were talking about a 2003 Wrangler rather than a 2004. Still sounds like a good deal if you plan on holding on to the vehicle, and you probably will. At 6 years and counting, I've never owned an automobile as long as this Jeep, and I plan on driving it into the ground, though it may eventually be lowered to weekend ... Read More
Hey There! I am a new poster, I have just received an offer for a new 2003 Sport and going to take the Wrangler plunge. It looks like you have quite an active group here and I thought I would ask some questions (of course). The new Shale Green 5 speed manual Sport I have been offered by a hometown dealer has the 25D package, with 30" T&W group/Dana 44/3.73/Khaki Dual ... Read More
Does anybody know where I can get a 2003 Jeep Operating Tips Video that comes with the Jeep Wrangler when it is new? I bought mine used and would like to get on of these videos. Can someone make me one possibly? I would be happy to pay for it. Also, does anybody know how to get another window sticker printed for my Jeep. The dealer who sold it to me, ... Read More
As I have posted before I recently bought a 2003 Wrangler x with a five speed, and I also have put 31 inch tires and a 2" lift on my jeep. The down side is that my jeep came with the dreaded 307 rear end( I should have looked for a 3.73, but oh well). The acceleration around town is ok but the highway is just terrible. I am thinking about ... Read More
(but do be glad that while there are 29 complaints against 2003 Wranglers, there are 102 complaints against 2003 4Runners) Make: JEEP Model: WRANGLER Year: 2003 Complaint Number: 10041471 Summary: ACCORDING TO INTERNAL SALES BROCHURES AND ADVERTISEMENTS THE 2003 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST CAPABLE OFF ROAD JEEP EVER. MY JEEP HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS, WHICH CONSISTS OF 2 BROKEN AXLES, FAULTY BRAKES, FAULTY PARKING BRAKE, ... Read More
My thanks to Scott for asking the question about the noise his new Wrangler has when idling in neutral. My new 2003 Sport has the same noise and I suspected it was the throwout bearing. However, for the cars I owned early in my life, this was a noise that meant the bearing was going out and typically indicated that it needed to be replaced. I'm relieved to hear it's normal ... Read More
I would appreciate the opinions from all who respond here on me possibly purchasing a new 2003 Wrangler X. The options are the wheel plus group, A/C, 5-speed, full doors, cruise, privacy glass, front floor mats, black clear coat, and kakki top and interior. My question is that I'm not a real week end 4wheeler warrior, but I need to get through north eastern snows. Would this be a good ride ... Read More
Hi All: I'm new to the Jeep world, but wanted one all my life. Finally "jeeped" in! Found a one-owner, 2001 "city" Wrangler Sahara with 5,500 miles, very clean, from a Cadillac/Mitsubishi dealer. Not alot of extras other than DANA rear axle and dual tops. I'm probably one of those guys who will hesitate in taking it offroad the first time... Sorry about that! But my 7 and 5 year olds ... Read More
Yeah Tom, I'm still around. I took a little vacation to the desert, but am back now. Just lurking on this board. Lots of good info being posted, not much I can add. My desert trip wasn't in the Wrangler (I know, shoot me). We had four adults and LOTS of stuff for our 3000 miles trip. Couldn't fit it all in the Jeep and we needed A/C for the seriously ... Read More
i just got a 2003 X freedom. my experience was not as good as it should have been. the dealer had a markup of 4k on every wrangler and claimed that people still buy them at 5-6k over invoice. so i left after driving a sport, and deciding it was too expensive. Then a couple weeks later (aug2) i noticed that there was an additional 500 bucks rebate on them, so ... Read More
Hi All. Im planning on buying a new Wrangler (Hopefully a '04) within the next week or two, and I was just wondering if anyone has got word yet on what the new August incentives will be. Are August incentives traditionally better than July, or should I get a '03 with 2.9 APR while I have the chance?? Is there anything else I should know before purchasing my first Jeep (MUST ... Read More
Well found another dealer about 80 miles away an here is what ive got ... 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Intense blue in color, cloth seats, dual tops, 5 spd manual transmition, I-6 engine, tinted windows, ac, speed control, am/fm cd, 7 speakers, floor mats ... and get this ... out the door for 25,500$ this is the best deal that i have found/heard of so i am going down on saturday ... Read More
Has anyone modify the seats in the 2003 wrangler to the same height as the 2002 and older. Really enjoyed the height of the 02 and older jeeps seats.
Your Wrangler configuration sounds like what I ended up buying in January. I didn't want ABS because of off-roading and I've had strange experiences w/ABS and rough roads in other vehicles (like the feeling of no brakes after going over uneven pavement as you're coming down a hill towards stopped traffic, for example). My Sport is black and it's beautiful when clean but I would have been just as happy with ... Read More
Hello all. Just got out of college and I'm leaning towards buying a Wrangler. You all seem like experts. I'll tell you what I want and maybe I could get some recommendations. I'd like to buy new, 2003, black with the 4.0 six. Want the dual tops cuz I live in MN, and I'm sure the hardtop's much better in the winter. Is the Sport the best model to go for ... Read More
Trans (mac24) - my overall warranty expectations from dealers are in line with your comments, but I do feel that Chrysler could be held accountable to a higher standard in this case. In my 42 days of owning and driving of this Jeep, I have suffered with the transmission grinding problem for 24 of those days. The dealer was notified of the problem when it began on day 18. It has ... Read More
I appreciate the input on the child seats issure for the back seat of a Wrangler. Several people have suggested the use of the airbag cut-off switch. I talked to the local dealer and he informed me that the new 2003 year models don't have this option. He said that only the SE model, without the rear seat, has this option. He said his dealership would not entertain installing a switch ... Read More
Welcome! Glad you joined us! We had a guy in here called 2001wrangler one time. Are you related? :) Hey, Kev, you have been awful quiet lately! Can't you stay out of that new Jeep long enough to post and tell us all about it? Geez! So, you got Edmunds to change your username, huh? Good move. You would have spent half your time explaining to people why your name was ... Read More
Hi, guys! I'm a big fan of Jeeps, but what's the deal with quality? JD Power ratings are very low for 2003 Wrangler (just on par with Kia, ouch!), does DC care at all, or they think they've got no competition and people would buy despite the lack of quality?
Jeep Buds, today is Cinco de Mayo, and that means Kevin's (2001Wrangler's) Jeep is being born today! Yeeeeeehawwwww!!!! Uh oh, Kev, what about that username???? Don't think that's legal to call yourself 2001wrangler when you are driving a 2003 Wrangler. IRS might think you're evading taxes or something. :) Congrats, Kev!!! Tom Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Finally got a wrangler!! Its a 2003 Sport with flame red exterior and the black interior, dual tops, a/c, canyon wheels, and cd player. Picked it up at NW Jeep, thanks to Gred Lund! Amazing car, the car is ten times better than i ever thought it could be!
My mom, being 65 years old of all things, is buying her first Jeep Wrangler! She would like to order the 4 cylinder because of the price difference, but people have been telling her to go with the 6 because of the lower noise level. Unfortunately we can't find a single 4 to test drive anywhere. She will only be using the Jeep to putt around town in and I was ... Read More
"Jeep is an absolutely hot product - the whole line, the Grand Cherokee, the Liberty and the Wrangler." Automotive News / February 03, 2003 Steve, Host