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Unread 04-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Np231 shifter.

I have an ax 15 with a 231 and the Po apparently broke and rigged up the shifter lots of welds. And it shifts backwards. Question is can I use a shifter from a ax5. I am pretty sure they both came with the 231. Is the shifter the same on them.

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Unread 04-12-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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It seems they should be, but the shifter bolts to the driver's side of the extension housing of the transmission, and I just don't know the answer to this. However, I'll bump you to the top and keep you on page one, and there will be someone out there who knows.

In the meantime, I'm going to read thru one of the AX 5 to AX 15 conversion threads and see how this was managed there.
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Check out this thread from the FAQ. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/2...mplete-659386/

From the text of the first post: The AX5 TC shifter is not a direct bolt on. Expect to elongate the top two bolt holes for the AX15 shifter bolt pattern, and I also needed to elongate the lower bolt hole. The AX5 TC shifter and linkage now works perfectly.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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I know im pulling it back after about a month, but i didn't want to start a new thread. Would you guys reccomment using an ax5 shifter or suggest pulling from something else? I cant seem to find an ax15 shifter. I need the linkage and all. Dang PO
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:31 PM   #5
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I'm not fully clear now on what shifter is in discussion. Is it the T case shifter, or the Transmission shifter? AX15 transmission shifters are available on ebay. There are several different versions of them, but generally you will be able to see photos before you bid/BIN. I just bought one off ebay a few weeks ago for a project.

Personally, I believe you've done the right think in keeping your thread alive, the latest entry seems to be germane to the topic. Hope you get all of this resolved.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Thanks!! It is the TCase shifter im looking for. i see a ton of ax15 tranny shifters on ebay and ax4 Tcase shifters, but not so much for the AX15 tcase shifter.

Im wondering if I should just get an ax5 shifter and do the mod you mentioned earlier.

The Rigging that the PO did has left the T-case shifter reversed(2wd is all the way back) and like 1 inch from the floor. The tranny cover plate and ghetto shift boots let hot air pour in. This wasnt that big a deal about a month ago, but since we are going straight from winter to summer this year, these 87 degree days are a little unbearable with full blast heat blowing on me. I already got a new cover, inner, and outer boots, but they wont fit until i get that shifter fixed.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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The AX-15 is the transmission, the 231 is the transfer case. If you are searching for an AX-15 "transfer case" shifter, you will never find one. Look it up by model, year, and TRANSFER CASE, not the transmission. You will find your shifter.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
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Agreed. i was just saying ax15 transfer case to differentiate because both the 4 and 6 cyls came with 231s, i do believe, but the shifter assy from one will not directly mate to the other.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 03:42 PM   #9
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The np231 shifter is 100% directly related to the transmission. Each transmission /np231 combo has a different transfer case shifter bracket and linkage.

The T case shifter from a 2.5 / ax5 YJ will fit according to the modifications mentioned above, however it seems to sit a bit further back (or high up???) than the 4.0 / ax15 version...
For example, I'm finishing up a 2.5-> 4.0 swap right now using a modified ax5/np231 shifter, I will have to cut about a 2x3 section of the tub out of the transmission access hole.
I'd rather but the 4.0 / np231 transfer case shifter once I find one that's not rotted out on ebay.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #10
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there's always this from Novak

http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/shifters/sk2x.htm
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