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Unread 04-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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91-94 ax5 swap

Can I use a 91yj ax5 in my 94yj? Is it simply use the 94 bell housing or is there more that needs to be switched? what year ax5 are a direct match for the 94 yj?

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Unread 04-20-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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I put a 94 ax5 in my 91, so you should be fine.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #3
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did you keep your 91 bell housing or use the 94? I want to use my 94 bell housing with the 91 tranny so I keep the external slave.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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did you keep your 91 bell housing or use the 94? I want to use my 94 bell housing with the 91 tranny so I keep the external slave.
I used the 94 bellhousing, so I could swap to the external slave. Worked like a charm.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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You have to swap out the bearing retainer also.... the throwout bearing rides on it.... when you pull your old trans off look inside the bellhousing and you will see the difference....
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Can I use the parts from 94? I found a low mileage 91 in good running order, all 5 gears and no grinding. I am not a mechanic is it a DIY project?
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Can I use the parts from 94? I found a low mileage 91 in good running order, all 5 gears and no grinding. I am not a mechanic is it a DIY project?
Yes, just pull the bearing retainer off of the '94 and put it on the '91 tranny when you swap out the bellhousing
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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Also replace the tension spring they are cheap but most are brittle and broke you will see it it will fall out when you swap the bearing plates.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tip, I'll pick one up.
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