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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Beyond Honolulu
AX15 shift tower bushing
I am still accumulating parts for my AX15 rebuild. I have found that the bushing in the base of the AX15 shift tower is toast, most of it had fallen away. I have the Parts CD for jeeps, I have the FSM as well. The parts guy at the dealership was less than helpful, he told me what I needed was the bushing that is stuck on the bottom end of the shifter lever and tried to give me part number 8350-0519 wrong part. I looked through my Official parts CD and could not find my part demonstrated anywhere in there, nor can I find it shown in the FSM anywhere. To make sure I am sending the right nomenclature, what I and most everyone else refers to as the shift tower is listed as part number 5252-054 and is called "retainer, control shift lever." It is held onto the rear extension housing of the AX15 with 4 bolts. There is a gasket between this and the extension housing. The part I need is a ring type bushing that fits in the bottom of the shift tower--it is not the small nylon bushing that fits on the bottom end of the shifter lever. It is also not the boot that fits around the shifter shaft. If needed, I can take a photo of where it is supposed to fit and submit that. I could not find this part listed on quadratec, can anyone help me find the part number and/or a source for this part??
Thank you in advance for your interest and assistance.
EDIT--I came up with the answer for this question, but I never closed out this thread. If you will drop down to the last post, you'll find the answer and the pictures, and a link to another thread in the FAQ covering this question.
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Last edited by Opihi59; 08-17-2012 at 01:22 AM.
Reason: Closed out with the solution. Sorry I didn't do it sooner.