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Jeep Wrangler 1998

The 1998 Jeep Wrangler range of configurations is currently priced from $4,400. Our most recent review of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Jeep Wrangler: Great off-road, Four-cylinder 2.8-litre turbo-diesel

The 1998 Jeep Wrangler carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Jeep Wrangler is also known as the Jeep YJ, the Jeep TJ, the Jeep JK, the Jeep JL, the Jeep J8 (Military version), the Jeep Saharam, the Jeep Willys (Iceland), the Jeep CJ5, the Jeep CJ7 and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in markets outside Australia.

Jeep Wrangler 1998 Price and Specs

The Jeep Wrangler 1998 is currently available from $4,400 for the Wrangler Sport (4x4) up to $9,570 for the Wrangler Renegade (4x4).

Pricing guides

$6,985
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$4,400
Highest Price
$9,570
Jeep Wrangler Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
Renegade (4x4) SUV 4.0L ULP 3 SP AUTO 4X4 $6,200 $9,570
Renegade (4x4) SUV 4.0L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4 $6,000 $9,240
Sport (4x4) SUV 4.0L ULP 3 SP AUTO 4X4 $5,600 $8,690
Sport (4x4) SUV 4.0L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4 $5,300 $8,250
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Jeep Wrangler 1998 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Jeep Wrangler here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Jeep Wrangler 2.8 Diesel Problems

    The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine fitted to the Jeep Wrangler (and some Cherokee models) in the earlier part of this century seems to be a decent proposition in terms of reliability and ability to go the distance. The engine is made in Italy by VM Motori, a diesel engine specialist that was owned by Jeep’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler (as it was then).

    A large capacity four-cylinder engine, the basics seem well engineered and inherent problems are uncommon. As such, Jeep Wrangler 2.8 diesel problems are more likely to come from the engine’s ancillaries including the turbocharger unit, intercooler and some of the emissions-control equipment.

    Turbochargers have a shelf life in pretty much any vehicle and, depending on how hard a life the vehicle has had, these can require replacement when the bearings begin to wear or the internal components become damaged by carbon deposits.

    Intercoolers can fail over time, and the car’s emission controls, which see it consume a proportion of its own exhaust gases as well as its own crankcase fumes, can lead to black, sticky deposits in the intake system which can require manual cleaning.

    The engine is also a common-rail design, so injector and fuel-pump life can be shorter than for older, conventional diesel-engine designs.

    The key to any engine’s longevity, of course, is its service history. Even the best design will be a source of ongoing grief if a previous owner has not followed the correct servicing regime. A complete service history is an absolute must when buying any second-hand turbo-diesel.

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  • Jeep Wrangler: Replacement key cost

    Without more information like the variant, year etc its hard to say. Often a cheap automotive locksmith will save you money, but sometimes a trip to the dealer will be necessary. You can read more about how to replace your car keys here.

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  • How much can a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited tow

    A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is rated to tow up to 750kg of unbraked trailer or a theoretical maximum of 2300kg if the trailer has brakes.

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  • How to lift a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?

    Firstly, you need to consult an engineering signatory in your state to make sure it is legal to lift the suspension on your Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, as some states do not allow this modification and you can be fined and have your car defected off the road if caught by police. Lifting Jeeps often happens by installing taller springs, and placing taller blocks between the chassis and body. The legal heights of the suspension and lift blocks differ from state-to-state.

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Jeep Wrangler 1998 Towing capacity

The Jeep Wrangler has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Jeep Wrangler Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Sport (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 900kg
Sport (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 4X4 900kg
Renegade (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 900kg
Renegade (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 4X4 900kg
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Jeep Wrangler 1998 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1998 Jeep Wrangler is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Jeep Wrangler currently offers fuel consumption from 14 to 14.5L/100km. The Jeep Wrangler is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Jeep Wrangler Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Renegade (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 14L/100km
Renegade (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 4X4 14.5L/100km
Sport (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 4X4 14L/100km
Sport (4X4) SUV 4.0L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 4X4 14.5L/100km
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Jeep Wrangler 1998 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1998 Jeep Wrangler will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Jeep Wrangler spans from 15x7 inches.

Jeep Wrangler Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Sport (4X4) SUV P215x75 R15 15x7 inches P215x75 R15 15x7 inches
Sport (4X4) SUV 215x75 R15 15x7 inches 215x75 R15 15x7 inches
Renegade (4X4) SUV P225x75 R15 15x7 inches P225x75 R15 15x7 inches
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Jeep Wrangler 1998 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1998 Jeep Wrangler are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1740mm x 1782mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Jeep Wrangler 1998 Dimensions  include 1748mm height, 1740mm width, 3883mm length.
Jeep Wrangler Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Sport (4X4) SUV 1782x1740x3883 mm 202 mm
Sport (4X4) SUV 1748x1740x3883 mm 202 mm
Renegade (4X4) SUV 1748x1740x3883 mm 202 mm
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