1. Marklar1983

    SOLD Bitchin' Red 97 TJ Needs Good Home

    1997 TJ for sale. Mildly built. Great trail runner, daily driver, and starting point for a hardcore build. I’ve owned this Jeep for over a decade and driven all over the hills forests around Reno. Lots of good memories, but now that I’m a family man, it’s time to serious-up; I got an LJ to fit...
  2. Lorado

    Continuing oil pressure issue with 4.0

    Hi all A little over a year ago I bought a 97 tj sport 4.0 manual. It currently has 135k on it. When I first got it I noticed low oil pressure when warm so I started with the pressure sender, then a high flow oil pump. Then this past weekend finally got around to main bearings and then a...
  3. owenjan11

    1997 TJ 4.0 front end rattle after steering upgrades

    My brother and I purchased the jeep back in early 2020, the owner before us did some modifications but many have stopped working and/or caused other systems to falter. We've been hearing a loud ticking noise in the front axle , we replaced the drivers side u joint (which was broken) but the...
  4. southernwrangler

    Texas 1997 TJ with low miles

    1997 TJ 4.0 I6 4x4 4WD Fuel injected 1.5” Old Man Emu lift (installed November 2022) 2” body lift 33x12.5 BFG A/T (90%) Steel bumpers w/ wench 45,xxx miles Recently installed: new alternator, battery, TPS sensor, CKP sensor, In great shape, low miles, no accidents, pavement queen don’t do...
  5. G

    Is the ECM on my 1997 TJ bad?

    Greetings, new member here. I have a 1997 TJ that I bought new in January of 1997. It now has about 125,000 miles and has always been a great and dependable vehicle. The other day I tried to start it and I noticed the the CEL did not come on when I turned the key but instead the Check Gauges...
  6. Ridley

    97 TJ 2.5 brake booster vacuum hose

    I need to replace the vacuum hose from the brake booster to the intake manifold and it appears the OEM part is discontinued. Presumably I can just use off the shelf hose bought by the foot? Can someone verify the diameter for me? (I'm travelling and away from my Jeep while I'm trying to order...
  7. K

    WTB: 97 - 98 Moss Green Sahara

    This is a relatively specific want: 1997 or 1998 Moss Green Pearl Coat Sahara A/C 4.0L with 5 speed Dana 44 I would like one that is stock or relatively stock. I'd prefer half doors and a soft top, and prefer 3.55 (97) or 3.73 (98) gears, and would love to have gambler wheels. The...
  8. K

    Help diagnosing noises in 4WD

    As the title says, this occurs in 4H. I also have a little bit of a “rattle” sound in 2wd that seemed to happen at the same time. Here’s a video of what I’m hearing in 4H. I have changed the Tcase fluid. Did the diff fluid and diff seals prior to this noise. 1997 tj, 4.0 auto.
  9. T

    Where do I find a replacement soft top window?

    I bought a 1997 Jeep Wrangler used, and I have to replace the back left window. Where do I look to find the brand name of soft top roof that's on it? The window has a metal zipper not a plastic one.
  10. Kurt_S

    04 hardtop on a 97?

    Will a hardtop off an ‘04 fit on my ‘97 Sport that I believe came originally (my vehicle specifically I mean) with a soft top? It has a rear window wiper so I’ll have to wire that which is fine, none of my dash switches over the cigarette lighter are used. Other things I should be aware of or...
  11. doc54

    Need help with serpentine belt

    Hi, I have a ‘97 TJ Sahara with power steering and AC. I recently had my water pump replaced and a few days later my serpentine belt snapped. I bought a Continental Serpentine Belt from AutoZone (Part Number 4060910) and after spending over an hour was unable to get it around all the...
  12. 97TJnotstuck

    What is this called?

    What’s up TJ fans! Newbie here….I was looking over my sons 1997 TJ this afternoon and found this “arm” or “bar” to be broke. What the heck is it? I can’t find it in any diagrams.
  13. Jephsworld

    New Jersey 1997 wrangler sport

    97’ jeep tj 155,xxx 4.0 5spd 35in tires (about 60% left) 6in lift (not sure what lift it is but it measures 6in) dana 30/ford 8.8 geared to 4.88 artec axle truss curry long arm Sk2 stearing linkage Clayton offroad trackbar bolt kit SYE Tom woods driveshaft jks swaybar disconnect barricade...
  14. SSTJ

    Quirks of Early 97 TJs

    I thought it might be nice, for us owners of the 97 model, to keep track of some quirks. Post your known quirks so we can know in advance, instead of learning the hard way. I’ll make a list and update it so folks don’t have to scroll through each post. I'm just pulling from the posts in this...
  15. Tob

    1997-2002 Seat Track Cable Repair

    These are steps to replace a broken seat track cable in a ‘97-’02 Wrangler. Yours may be broken if your seat will not tilt and fold when you pull the nylon strap on the seat back. Tools needed: Ratcheting Wrench 13mm OR ½” socket ¼” socket and Torx T50 bit Phillips head screwdriver Replacement...
  16. Z

    What is a good price for a Jeep Wrangler TJ?

    Looking to buy an older Jeep Wrangler TJ, I'm looking more specifically for anywhere from a 1996-1999, what would be a good price? Also what would be too high for miles?
  17. BenVillegas

    Jeep Wrangler TJ Sahara project ideas

    Hey guys ! I’m new to this forum and recently got my 97’ Sahara a couple months back, the condition is incredible ! It was garage kept, and I’m not sure whether to keep it stock and restore it, or start with some mods. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks !
  18. T

    Fab Fours ViCowl Light Bar Inserts

    I'm interested in buying a Fab Fours ViCowl Light Bar, the one that looks like a sun shade and completely surrounds the windshield. It makes the Jeep look like an armored car. I have a 1997 TJ but I can't seem to find one for my year. Does anyone have one on a TJ from a close year? Or does...
  19. NeneLew

    Advice on best full doors for my 1997 Wrangler

    Hi, all. I want to purchase full doors for my 1997 Wrangler TJ SE, Flame Red. What would you recommend? Thanks so much!
  20. Creakydoor

    Evolution of a ‘97 TJ Sport

    Chapter 1 - The Early Years My TJ build story started decades ago, and very much continues through today... Growing up, I had always wanted a Jeep, but the stars never aligned for me to get one. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I got my first one when I had the means (i.e. $$$) and the...