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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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Same question, is there a major difference in the shifting?
Individual results may vary. I have had friends with older transmissions that utilize this style who have described shifting issues to me. I have told them to replace that part if they find it is worn out, they have, and they report back that it shifter better afterwards. Give it a shot, and let us know your experience.

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Mine showed no noticeable difference in shifting. However, it got rid of the up and down slop I had. But it's almost not noticeable.

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Unread 04-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #18
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Individual results may vary. I have had friends with older transmissions that utilize this style who have described shifting issues to me. I have told them to replace that part if they find it is worn out, they have, and they report back that it shifter better afterwards. Give it a shot, and let us know your experience.
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Mine showed no noticeable difference in shifting. However, it got rid of the up and down slop I had. But it's almost not noticeable.

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I ordered mine yesterday along with a new bushing for the end of the shift knob. I saw that there was metal on metal contact as well. You can kind of see it where there lip is on the side.

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I received my parts today and installed them and I noticed a little slop in the shifter disappeared. It also moves a bit easier when moving it around. I should have ordered a new shift tower boot but when I looked at mine it seemed OK. Looked at it today and it was torn on the inner creases. So I'll get a new one.

For about $12 shipped I think it's a repair worth doing. After I discovered it I noticed the metal on metal action of my shifter on the shift tower so it at least puts my mind at ease.
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I got mine from transtar, the original came out in about 60 pieces. No noticeable difference in shifting movement but it was smoother. I did this during a synchro change. Hope this helps, Ron
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I am working on mine now. Should I lightly grease the ball when I stick it back in? Seriously.
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Sure, it does get splashed with gear lube while it is place, but won't hurt to pre-lube it when you install.
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I was having the same problem , and wow what a difference!!

Edit: fixed my reverse problem and tightened up the shifting, but I'm still getting some grind in 1st to 2nd. Going to try and bleed the slave and hope for the best.
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Have you ever run across a vendor that might sell the shift tower? The pins in mine are sloppy and causes the shifter to rotate about 1/4 turn when shifting. I also believe this is what is causing issues finding 1st gear. That and the clutch mast cyl needs some work.
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Have you ever run across a vendor that might sell the shift tower? The pins in mine are sloppy and causes the shifter to rotate about 1/4 turn when shifting. I also believe this is what is causing issues finding 1st gear. That and the clutch mast cyl needs some work.
I'd look on ebay, buy one used. Note that there are several different versions though. I haven't figured them all out.
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We will be going Metric every inch of the way.
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yes I'm a some guy and have always put gasket sealer on my surfaces before mating
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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:24 AM   #26
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Changed bushing and shifter retainer too

First, thanks for the write up! Guys like you make new Jeepers like me able to tackle jobs we didn't even know we could handle.

I got my bushing over at 4wd.com for $5.99 with free shipping (http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Drivetrain-J...pn=CRO4864226X). I ended up taking off the whole shifter tower by removing the 4 bolts that hold it to the transmission and doing the bushing swap at the workbench. I found that the original retainer on mine had both of the little tabs that lock it in broken off, so it just bounced around down there! (Found the source of a rattle I noticed). You can see the little tabs I'm talking about on the retainer in the illustration below:



I looked online, but only found that I could buy the whole shifter assembly for around $200 and not just the AX-15 retainer. I ended up getting a shifter repair kit (Omix-Ada 18884.32 Manual Transmission Shifter Repair Kit) designed to fit the T176 and T177 transmission in a 1980 to 1986 CJ.



The new kit was only $10 and included a spring, spring cap, locking cap, and boot. The retainer fit great on my AX-15 even though it was for another transmission. I just used the new retainer from the kit along with my original retainer spring. The new dust boot from the kit even fit pretty well (my dustboot was gone too).

First I took apart the upper and lower shifter using the guide here on JeepForum from Opihi59 (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...hifter-513891/), then slid all the new parts on. I didn't have to heat the bushing in hot water like some people mentioned. Hint: I found using a bent nose pliers made it easier to lock/unlock the retainer into the shift tower.



After all that, I definitely notice a better feel on my shifting! Thanks to all for leading the way for me to get this done!

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