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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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So.. rebuilding the AX5

Hi all.. my first post. Just got a 92 YJ 4 cylinder with an AX5.

Been doing a lot of research and it appears the AX5 is a pretty sub par tranny prone to various issues.

Question is.. can you build them to be semi-reliable? What are the weaknesses and what can be done to make any imrpovements? Id love to switch to an AX15 but that just isnt feasible for the time being..

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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Unread 01-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! As for the ax5, yeah it isn't the greatest tranny but I have seen them get used pretty hard. I lost a tooth on my cluster in mine, had to skip 3rd gear all the way home from a snow run.

As for making it stronger, I don't think there is a way, general maintenance will probably be the best thing to do. I don't know if rebuilding it would be worth it, the ax15 swap may be cheaper, I know you said not feasible. I found a used ax5 for $75 on craigslist from a v8 swap. Swapped that with my bad one, changed the oil, and it's been working great. That's my thoughts, hope it helps.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 04:49 AM   #3
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Unread 01-18-2013, 05:14 AM   #4
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You should install a 5th gear clip collar.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...emoval-908252/

I rebuild quite a few AX-5 transmissions & I won't do one without the collar installation.

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Unread 01-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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You should install a 5th gear clip collar.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...emoval-908252/

I rebuild quite a few AX-5 transmissions & I won't do one without the collar installation.

Max
I love that thread Max. esepcially the pic of the ground gears UGH

Do you have a link for that clip collar? My engine is currently out so Im thinking I may just rebuild the tranny while the motor is getting done.
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