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Unread 07-08-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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AX-5 Trans. Fluid change

Well... I was planning on following the FAQ thread on how to change your trany fluid but I ran in to some time consuming problems.
1-1/2 hours and the only thing I really got done was drinking some beer.

First problem was removing the shift tower to use as the fill port, but you need to first move the TC shifter.
That was a no go. I could only see two up top and 3 on the side to un-bolt but I could only get 4 of them off.
The one I could not budge it’s in a tight spot:7-8jeep-001.jpg

Is that the last bolt to remove to get the TC lever assembly out of the way?

The fill plug is on the Passenger side hard to get to(IDK, might not be as hard as removing the TC lever) thus the idea to use the top shift tower as the fill port.

The drain plug is on the driver side hard to get to.... but what is this plug on the bottom of the trans?7-8jeep-005.jpg
I didn't try to unscrew it figured I'd ask first.

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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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It's been a few months since I changed my fluid, but you don't have to unscrew the shift tower to remove the shifter. If you remove the dust cover from the top where the shift lever goes into the tower, you will see a round metal bushing. Press down with your thumbs and turn counter-clockwise at the same time and it will pop loose.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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save yourself some headaches and just go buy a $4 oil hand pump that fits on top of the gall jugs of oil. My trans oil change took all of 15 m inutes, and most of that time was spent draining the old stuff out and pumping the new in.

edit - this method is used when you use the fill plug, not the shift tower for a filling location
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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Gottca will try.
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to both post's
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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i just used a hose long enough to go from the fill hole to the outside of the tub and stuck the funnel on it. let gravity fill it..takes about 10 min.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
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Thanks ya'll
I ended up removing the shifter lever per jmmorgan and it worked great! I was able to clean out a little junk off the bottom of the lever and found out the plug at the bottom of the trans is the drain, there is no drain plug at the rear driverside. (or at least I didn't see it)
Now just need to find a rubber boot to replace the trans shift boot cover.
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Glad to hear it worked out for ya!
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Unread 07-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #8
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Besides the original, what is best to replace the shift boot cover?
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if you want to replace your shift boot I would say invest in a leather boot. First thing I did when I got my 93 was order a black and red boot from redlinegoods.com
http://www.redlinegoods.com/Wrangler8795shiftboot.php

they were a little bit more than the rubber but ive never had issues with it binding up in the winter since rubber gets hard and leather stays suple

just my $0.02
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if you want to replace your shift boot I would say invest in a leather boot. First thing I did when I got my 93 was order a black and red boot from redlinegoods.com
http://www.redlinegoods.com/Wrangler8795shiftboot.php

they were a little bit more than the rubber but ive never had issues with it binding up in the winter since rubber gets hard and leather stays suple

just my $0.02
Great tip on Red Line leather - hadn't seen that before. Don't need one now, but I filed it away for future reference!
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if you want to replace your shift boot I would say invest in a leather boot. First thing I did when I got my 93 was order a black and red boot from redlinegoods.com
http://www.redlinegoods.com/Wrangler8795shiftboot.php

they were a little bit more than the rubber but ive never had issues with it binding up in the winter since rubber gets hard and leather stays suple

just my $0.02
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Well it'll be seen by others too, I learn a lot from just reading the forums old and new
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