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Unread 01-22-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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Need help with transmission

Hey I need some help deciding what to do about my tranmission. I have a 1995 Yj with an ax-5. The transmission has been grinding for a while and just last week it got stuck in second and will not come out, just suddenly. No warning. The problem is i don't know wether to rebuild my ax-5, find a used ax-5 which might have the same problems or do the ax-15 swap which would be used and would cost alot. Here in canada, winnipeg actaully i am having huge trouble finding either a ax-5 or ax-15 for under $900. For that much i could easily have my ax-5 rebuilt. I need advice about wether I should rebuild my ax-5 or step up to the ax-15 with external slave. I would be intrested if someone had one for sale.

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Unread 01-22-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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In my experience, parts for the AX transmissions are very expensive. If there is anything wrong that requires a lot of replacement parts, watch out. I am also NOT surprised at the junkyard prices. If it were me, and I couldn't afford a new one, I would go with the junkyard.
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Unread 01-22-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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I bought my AX-15 off of e-bay from www.mantrans.com . I paid $700.00 for it with free shipping. There was a $300.00 core charge that I got back after they got my old trans. I've had the trans since oct. and put about 6 to 8 thousand miles on it with no problems. Mantrans prices were alot better on e-bay vs what
i was quoted on the phone.

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Unread 01-22-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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I have heard from places that a rebuilt trans is not even close to having the longevity of a non-rebuilt. what is the expected km's out of a rebuilt. If i am going this route i might just stick with my ax-5 and not swap to the ax-15. 1992 renegade you did the swap right was it hard? thanks
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Unread 01-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #5
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Unread 01-22-2006, 05:07 PM   #6
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I bought my AX-15 off of e-bay from www.mantrans.com . I paid $700.00 for it with free shipping. There was a $300.00 core charge that I got back after they got my old trans. I've had the trans since oct. and put about 6 to 8 thousand miles on it with no problems. Mantrans prices were alot better on e-bay vs what
i was quoted on the phone.

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i have an ax-15 from them as well, very good company, cheap too, 695 for the tranny, 81 for shipping the core back...well worth the money...ask for bob
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Unread 01-23-2006, 04:20 AM   #7
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I have heard from places that a rebuilt trans is not even close to having the longevity of a non-rebuilt. what is the expected km's out of a rebuilt. If i am going this route i might just stick with my ax-5 and not swap to the ax-15. 1992 renegade you did the swap right was it hard? thanks
No my jeep had a AX-15 in it from the factory.

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Unread 01-23-2006, 07:45 PM   #8
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how many km's can i expect out of a rebuilt ax-5?
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Unread 01-23-2006, 07:57 PM   #9
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how many km's can i expect out of a rebuilt ax-5?
Depends on how hard you drive. But with normal drive you should be able to get 100k miles out of it no prob. Sound like your syncros are were going out and finally did. Shouldn't be too bad for a rebuild. Find a place that has done a few before you let them touch yours.
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Unread 01-23-2006, 09:35 PM   #10
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thank you stang that is an answer i was looking for i didnt really want to hear any horror stories to tell you the truth, what do you think i should do, buy a rebuild kit and give it to the tranny shop or just get them to order it and do it also.
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Unread 01-23-2006, 10:13 PM   #11
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thank you stang that is an answer i was looking for i didnt really want to hear any horror stories to tell you the truth, what do you think i should do, buy a rebuild kit and give it to the tranny shop or just get them to order it and do it also.
I would ask them they might be able to get you a deal on one. Get a price for one before you go that way you know if they are trying to rip you or not. If they are only a few bucks more then I would go for it. Cause figure the time for you run around and find one plus they might not stand behind a rebuild kit you didn't buy from them. Those are the things you need to think about when saving a few a bucks.
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Unread 01-23-2006, 11:20 PM   #12
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My synco gears went on my AX-5 out of my 95 so I swaped it for a used tranny, out of a 89 I think.
Last weekend my friend did the same, AX-5 was toast, so we swaped it for an older one.

I got mine for 200 CAD within 2 hour drive (including a transfer case and rear driveshaft) 200 000 KM
He got his for 250 CAD within 2 hour drive (just the tranny) 150 000 KM

I have no evidence to back up this comment but I'll throw it out there. The AX-5 tranny changed to an external clutch in (early 90's say 92ish) I seem to hear alot about the post 92ish trannys all failing, and not the earlier ones.

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Unread 01-24-2006, 09:37 AM   #13
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hey thanks alot, stp743 where exactly in canada are you? im in winnipeg and cant find one for the life of me that isnt 900 dollars.
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hey thanks alot, stp743 where exactly in canada are you? im in winnipeg and cant find one for the life of me that isnt 900 dollars.

I'm in London ON (half way between Toronto and Detroit) and most of my used parts come from the Toronto area. There is a site www.jeepkings.ca based in Southern Ontario with frequent Jeeps being parted out, no dealerships, or scrap yards, just Jeep guys/girls helping each other.
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