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View Poll Results: what is the most common problem with a stock jeep?
transmision/drive train 45 46.39%
engine probs 11 11.34%
electrical issues 11 11.34%
body,doors,tops 19 19.59%
wheels/brakes 11 11.34%
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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-11-2005, 08:05 PM
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post #22 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-18-2006, 10:15 AM
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I've owned a 2004 SE 4 cylinder auto, and now a 2005 Rubicon 6sp. No problems with either one. Awesome considering what I put them through.

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Threw in a vote for drivetrain/suspension

The Jeep as stock will last like any other vehicle... One of the first mods that people like to make to their JP's is to modify them for taller tires and greater lift. This tends to be where we start seeing problems with drivetrain and suspension issues whether it is due to mixing and matching parts not sold together in a kit or taking short cuts on things in order to make the job easier or cut a cost. If you buy a complete suspension kit that is designed specifically for your needs that include all vital parts to do the job correctly, you should have no more problems than any other vehicle owner. I have had 5 Jeeps. On the first two, I tried to do the lifts cheaply and inexpensively cutting corners and not taking all precautions or using all the parts included in the kit. I mixed and matched parts and ran into many driveline and tranny issues. I finally got some experience through my mistakes and began purchasing complete kits with all necessary parts spending more money on better kits and have not had any major problems since. When you purchase a more pricey JP like a Rubi or loaded up Sport, you will want to do the kits correctly to avoid these problems. If and when you choose a Jeep, make it a hobby and take your time when installing parts. Do them right, and search this website for Q and A's regarding others personal experiences, problems, and issues. Hope this helps.

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My Jeep is in the dealership right now for the rear main seal at 18,4XX miles.

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Yeah, my dealer replaced a rear main seal under warranty at about the same mileage.
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Re: what is the most common problem with a stock jeep?

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Hi all,
I am looking to join the wonderful world of jeep ownership, but as a newbie, I have questions and concerns about what I am about to spend my Cash on
I was wondering, If anyone could sum up what would be the most common warrenty (or non warrenty) issue on a rubicon series jeep?
in other words what is the one thing almost every stock, non modified jeep, most likely encounters within the first few years???....if any????
Are there any things I should pay particular attention to when considering a used rubicon????

Thanks for your input.
This is another post I would keep an eye on.

Seems like a replay.

Same thread, brand new noob

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Ummm, the post you quoted is from last October

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Hands down....

REAR MAIN LEAK.....
Even after dealership repaired. The dealership was even kind enough to leave out oil pan bolts and strip out every other bolt along with the exhaust bolts.

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Yeah, my dealer replaced a rear main seal under warranty at about the same mileage.
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Mine was also replaced at the dealer under warranty. I waited until 35k before I had it fixed.

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