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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #61
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You're askin the same question I asked my brother when I dropped my trans for my stroker build... His response made a lot of sense.

"You're asking if you should replace the synchro rings and bearings in the trans while it's out? The two most common issues with a manual transmission.... Why WOULDN'T you? It's about $300 for piece of mind even if they ARE in good shape after 150k miles. And that's an IF!"

I say rip it apart. It's a simple rebuild. Plus you'll learn a lot about it by going through it. Just be gentle when pulling the synchro rings and the engagement gears (not sure what they are called) with the round springs and "feet". They can be a pain to get them back to how they ate supposed to sit.

Yessir. That's what I thought! And thanks for the clicky.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #62
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Which pilot bearing?
I am replacing the ax15 in my 93 yj with one from a 97 tj. What is the correct pilot bearing for this swap? Thanks
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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #63
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Which pilot bearing?
I am replacing the ax15 in my 93 yj with one from a 97 tj. What is the correct pilot bearing for this swap? Thanks
Jason
The '93 & later should have the 0.750" pilot bearing.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #64
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The '93 & later should have the 0.750" pilot bearing.

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Do you know what the part number is on that? Thanks for the quick reply
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #65
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Do you know what the part number is on that? Thanks for the quick reply
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I sure don't. I use LuK clutch kits in my shop, and they include the pilot bearing in the kit.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #66
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I sure don't. I use LuK clutch kits in my shop, and they include the pilot bearing in the kit.

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No worries. Thanks again.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #67
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Do you know what the part number is on that? Thanks for the quick reply
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That would be a 53009180AB for the 97 TJ.... about $18 at the stealership.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #68
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Use either Timken or National brand part number SCE1295 or equivalent. This part number applies to the '93 YJ 4.0L and the '97 TJ 4.0L models.

$6.81 @ www.rockauto.com

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Use either Timken or National brand part number SCE1295 or equivalent. This part number applies to the '93 YJ 4.0L and the '97 TJ 4.0L models.

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X2 on the timken.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #70
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X2 on the timken.
Thanks for the info guys. I am assuming that the release bearing and clutch/master cylinder from the 1994+ will work.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #71
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Thanks for the info guys. I am assuming that the release bearing and clutch/master cylinder from the 1994+ will work.
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If you're swapping to an external slave, yes.

Also, use the YJ shifter.

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Max, you are the man. This helped me a lot. However, I am having trouble with my clutch now. I have bled it 5 times, two times using the pump and hold method and 3 times just letting it bleed out on its own. My clutch feels good most of the time, but when I've been cruzing for while without shifting, the first push of the clutch is soft and does no good. A couple pumps and it's good for a while. Any suggestions?
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You still have air in the line. Often this can be accredited to a less than perfect o-ring seal between the master cylinder & the hose on '91 & newer models.

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Mine is a 90. Any suggestions? Just keep bleeding it?
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Unread 05-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #75
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Mine is a 90. Any suggestions? Just keep bleeding it?
Actually yes! Luckily for you, your line has a threaded fitting at the master cylinder. Have an assistant pump the pedal & hold it while you crack the fitting open & then closed at the master. Most air occurs at the line where it loops over the master. Bleed it there first, then below as you normally would.

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