Wrangler TJ

The Jeep Wrangler TJ is the second generation in Jeep’s Wrangler line up of off-road sport utility vehicles, available model years were 1997 through 2006.

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The Wrangler TJ came with 3 different engines – the AMC 4.0L I6, AMC 2.5L I4, and the PowerTech 2.4L I4 engine developed by Chrysler. The legendary 4.0L is available through all model years, with the underpowered 2.5L available from 1997 until 2002, with the newer 2.4L engine becoming available between 2003-2006.

In 2004, Jeep introduced a Wranger TJ with a wheelbase that was 10 inches longer, dubbed the Wrangler Unlimited. Unlike newer Wranglers, the Unlimited model did not have 4 doors. It was available until 2006. Jeep enthusiasts call these longer wheelbase Jeeps the Wrangler LJ, an abbreviation for “Long Jeep”.

There was also a multitude of transmissions that came with the second generation Wrangler. Multiple transmissions and engines were paired together throughout the years.

2.5L AMC Straight-41997-20023-speed 30RH (automatic)
5-speed AX5 (standard)
2.4L PowerTech Straight-42003-2006
4-speed 42RLE (auto)
5-speed NV1500 (standard)
6-speed NSG370 (standard)
4.0L AMC Straight-61997-2002
3-speed 32RH (auto)
4-speed 42RLE (auto)
5-speed AX15 (standard)
5-speed NV3550 (standard)
6-speed NSG370 (standard


Curb Weight3,092-3,857lb
WheelbaseStandard: 93.4in
LWB: 103.4in
Length1996-99: 151.2in
1999-03: 155.4in
2004-06: 154.9in
2004-06 LWB: 171in
Width1996-03: 70.2in
2004-06: 66.7in
2004-06 LWB: 68.3in
Height1996-99: 70.2in
1999-01: 71.1in
2002-03: 70.9in
2004-06: 71.2in
2004-06 LWB: 70.9in

When it came to retire the Wrangler TJ, the 4.0L I6 engine was retired with it. As of 2006, the 4.0L engine is no longer produced, and in the third-generation Wrangler JK/JKU, the 3.8L V6 engine was introduced as a replacement.

Parts Catalogs

All Torque Specs

Engine Fluids

EngineFluid TypeCapacity
AMC 2.5L I4Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 60°F: 5W-30
4.0 qts
AMC 4.0L I6Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 32°F: 5W-30
6.0 qts
GM 2.5L I4Above 0°F: 10W-30
Below 0°F: 5W-30
3.0 qts
Renault 2.1Ltbdtbd
VM Motori 2.5Ltbdtbd

Transmission Fluids

TransmissionFluid TypeCapacity
Chrysler A904 3-Speed
Aisin-Warner AW-4 4-Speed
Chrysler 30RH 3-Speed
Borg-Warner T-4 4-Speed ATF Dexron II1.75qts
Aisin-Warner AX4 4-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.7qts
4WD: 3.5qts
Borg-Warner T-5 5-SpeedATF Dexron II1.75qts
Aisin-Warner AX5 5-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.7qts
4WD: 3.5qts
Peugeot BA-10/5 5-Speed
Aisin-Warner AX15 5-Speed75W-90 GL3 or GL4
10W-30 Motor Oil
2WD: 3.32qts
4WD: 3.27qts
New Venture Gear NV3550 5-SpeedMopar MT Fluid
SAE 30W Oil

Axle Fluids

AxleFluid TypeCapacity
Dana 3075W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Dana 3575W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Dana 4475W-90
75W-140 (towing)
Chrysler 8.2575W-90
75W-140 (towing)

Transfer Case Fluids

Transfer CaseFluid TypeCapacity

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