Thank you guys! I didnt try spraying any kind of lubricant...I dont tend to do things like that in fear im going to short something out unless i know its ok so im going to try that tomorrow! Yea I the only connection I checked was the main one in the drivers door going to the buttons...and the same for the rear door on the drivers side...the morning they programmed the fob it was 20 degrees and the fob worked all day until it hit 50 outside...and always works in the morning until it hits about 50 and then it doesnt work anymore...are the motors pretty expensive if i need to replace them and do i have to go to the dealer? and Zeejay I will try that in the morning and see how that goes!!! Thanks so much for this guys!!! Im determined to figure this one out...I want my fob to be fully functional...Im only in love with the passenger side of my jeep currently haha!
Don't worry about spraying any thin lubricant in there and you won't short anything out.
Yeah, the door lock actuators are real expensive if you go with OE/Mopar. Believe a lot of aftermarket companies aren't even making them anymore and they're starting with years 1999 and up. Real difficult to find aftermarket ones in a search and most just carry the liftgate actuator. I couldn't even find door ones on the Dorman website.
I didn't replace the right rear door actuator on my 96 since the dealer wanted $125 for a Mopar. Prices for Mopar are even higher on ebay unless you want used which is a crap-shoot.
Cheapest I found a driverside front door Mopar actuator for your 98 was on Mopar-wholesale online and still it was $101.31 plus shipping. And somebody will need to use the 98 parts list to give the correct OE part number for both left doors on your ZJ. The OE number for the left front one I saw was 4798915AC but not sure if this is correct and couldn't find the left rear door actuator.
Actually I believe the part numbers on the Chrysler parts list have been superseded with new numbers. Kind of odd in my 94-96 parts list the front passenger side door is listed in the DZJ section under "Door, front lock, ZJ body" as "Latch, Door - 4798914-5, electric" in the diagram (DZJ-130). Then they list the rear door latch as # 4798 916-7 w/power locks. The diagrams only show the passenger side doors so I'm not sure if both front doors are the same OE number as well as the back ones being the same?
In doing some searches it looks like the door actuators are the same for 93-98 ZJ's but can't be sure about this. If I remember correctly this may not be correct according to the parts guy at the dealer I know.
I may just have to make a trip to the junkyard and take my chances in replacing my right rear one. Unless somebody searches out better prices than I could. Good luck.