Looking for some feedback on my problem.
I have a 92 YJ 2.5L 4Cyl with the AX5 transmission and when in neutral and clutch released(up position) and at idle I hear and feel a rumble/grinding. When I push in on the clucth it goes away. But, when coasting in neutral with the clutch released this noise does not happen. What could this be? I am thinking it's the throw bearing, but wouldn't the noise still happen when I am coasting in neutral as well? Thanks all
Only happens in neutral when at a dead stop and idle. Every other senario does not produce the sound. (eg. while in gear and moving, in neutral while moving or coasting). I guess the only thing to do is check the fluid levels. If that doesn't work then it defenetly needs to come off anyways. I just want to be prepared if I do have to take it off.
Actually it is due for a replacement or rebuild anyways. Almost 300,000kms on it and I do believe everything is original on the transmission. LOL!! This jeep has been very, very good to me with respect to my bank account even though I beat the crap out of it
I am starting to feel lucky about it. Ever since I have been looking into this problem all I have been reading is how weak and crappy the AX5 is. Yes it may be weak, but the engine is pretty weak to boot. So they compliment each other pretty well There were issues with my AX5 ever since I purchased the jeep 5 or 6 years ago(eg. syncro problems and just being really noisy), but this is the first problem where I am actually concerned about the AX5 breaking down and having to do some work to it. If it is a bearing then it won't take long for that bearing to disintegrate I know that much. I will probably top up fluids and drive it until it needs replacing. It will be a good work out for my clutch leg at a red light.