I decided to rebuild the ax5 transmission in my 1990 wrangler yj 4cyl 2.5l. I never thought to look for parts before I started and now I'm stuck at a dead end. The bearings I need have been discontinued and I can not find a used transmission. The one thing I would most likely be able to get is an automatic but I'm not sure what transmission from what vehicle and year would bolt up to my jeep. Does anyone know what vehicle I could get an automatic from that would work?
I can get an ax15 easily but I heard it's not very easy to convert to and I will need alot of extra parts starting with a bell housing from a dakota. If I heard wrong, please tell me. I can't get the transfer case for the ax15 though(If that's needed). If I might add, have a very tight budget.
yea i think you would need a bell housing and new transfer case shaft with the right spline count and thats it so it might be cheaper to go with an auto or you could try to find a used ax5 forsale goodluck
I just pulled the 3spd auto/4cyl combo from my wrangler in favor of a 4.0 swap. The fastest speed I could ever manage was 55mph getting on the freeway. I could eventually get to 70mph (posted speed), but at the first overpass I would drop down to 58-60 with my foot on the floor. Riding on the normal surface streets was fine...but I have to get on the freeway once a month or so for work and I dreaded that 30 mile trip.
It was quite a horrible combo and I wouldn't suggest it to anybody. I get better gas mileage with the 4.0/ax15 than I ever did with the 2.5/auto.
Used ax5's are plentiful around here...and cheap. I'd keep looking or consider trying to piece the ax15 conversion together.
1994 Wrangler...4.0 AW4 swapped, sye'd, 5.5" lift and 33's
I have the ax15 now and I'm pretty sure I can get a 96-00 dakota bell housing. The only other thing I would need to get is a 23 spline input shaft for my transfer case, correct? The model 300 extended depth shaft from here should work? http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/kit_153.htm Is there anything else you guys know of that I need to get this to work?