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Jeep CJ (1949 - 1986)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Jeep CJ, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Jeep CJ. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Jeep CJ can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


Cars that can trace their lineage back to the Second World War can be counted on the fingers of one… finger – certainly since the demise of the Land Rover Defender. The Jeep CJ was that car, with a heritage that stretched from its demise in 1986 all the way back to the Willys Jeep of 1944. Changes throughout the car’s life were relatively minor until the CJ-5 which was eventually offered with various engines up to a 5.0-liter V8, and various transmission options. The CJ-5 also introduced numerous special-edition versions, such as the famous “Renegade”. The Jeep CJ carried on through various iterations until 1986, when production ceased. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Jeep repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Jeep CJ repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.