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Unread 09-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
jonzjeepyj
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2.8L - 2.5L AX5 Bolt Pattern

Do the AX5 bell housings from a 1986 Jeep Cherokee 2.8L and a 1992
Jeep YJ 2.5L have the same bolt pattern? I found an AX5 from an 86
Cherokee and want to put it in my 2.5L YJ.

Thanks,

John

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Unread 09-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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dont bother with the ax5.. find an ax15 or change bell housings if you insist that you need to change it.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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I know how week the AX5 is but this one has been rebuilt and is selling for
200. A rebuild kit is 150 alone. To buy the dodge bell housing and camaro
clutch plate along with the external slave and clutch fork is not the route
I want to go for now. I just want a quick direct swap to get me on the road
for now. I'm looking for a 4.0L jeep for a build but want to get my 2.5 back
on the road as cheap as possible. My syncros are grinding in 2nd and 3rd. I
have already tried syncromesh. I'm turning my 2.5L into a street jeep to get
me to work and back only.

I just want to know if the bolt patterns are the same?
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Unread 09-06-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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It seems like they both have the GM 60 degree GM motor to bell
housing bolt pattern and the same bell housing to ax5 bolt pattern.
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