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Unread 09-15-2010, 05:09 AM   #1
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I have a bellhousing from a 4 cyl 98 dodge Dakota, will this housing work for a ax-15 swap?

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Unread 09-15-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jleal_21 View Post
I have a bellhousing from a 4 cyl 98 dodge Dakota, will this housing work for a ax-15 swap?
No. I don't what transmission it came off of (I don't think the AX-15 was used behind the 4-150 in the Dakota - but that's more a matter of spotty recall than anything else. I could be wrong about that...) but the bellhousing pattern on the 4-150 is the same as the GM 60-degree V6, which is not the same as the AMC I6/V8 pattern on the back of the 6-242.

The AX-15 was used in the XJ/MJ/YJ (internal slave) behind the 6-242 and 6-258 1988.5-1993, and the XJ/YJ/TJ/ZJ behind the 6-242 (external slave) in 1993 (ZJ,) 1994-1995 (YJ,) 1997-1998 (TJ,) and 1994-1999 (XJ.) The NV3550 (external slave only) was used 2000-2001 XJ w/6-242 and 1999-2005 or so TJ w/6-242. The NV3550 uses the same bellhousing as the AX-15e, but you'll have to get an AX-15e front bearing retainer to convert he earlier AX-15i to use the external slave (but that's perfectly doable.) The AX-15 and NV3550 can also be found in the V6-equipped Dakota (although the bellhousing will be wrong) of similar vintage, as well as some later LA318-equipped Dakotas (for the NV3550.)

The 2005-2006 TJ w/6-242 also used the NSG370 with the AMC bellhousing pattern, so that's another possibility...
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