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Unread 11-30-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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5th Gear Gone!!!

Driving along in 5th (doesn't happen too often) yesterday and the engine just rev'd up as if I threw the clutch in ...Damn Jeep I thought... After a sincere apology I shifted into 4th and she roared back to life and once again... Off like a heard of wild stampeding race turtles I tried to go into 5th again and nothing When I stopped I noticed I could move the shifter in and out of 5th with or without the clutch so I figure I either broke the shift fork or it's just floating on the shaft.

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Unread 11-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like the 5th gear snap ring. THe achilles heal of the AX5. Happened to me on th ehiway as well. 4 down worked fine, but they will start to slowly fail as stuff moves out of place. From what I understand, that's what happens when a weak 4-spd tranny gets "upgraded" to a 5 speed.
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Unread 11-30-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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Unread 12-01-2006, 05:48 AM   #4
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Well it looks like I'll be swapping tags to the other square eye today so I can tear down the tranny. I've got some other areas of concern to address aslo to try and get ready for the Jan run...Who knows it might end up going on a trailer...all depends on how much I end up doing

BTW...It's great having a spare Jeep
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Unread 12-01-2006, 03:32 PM   #5
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Well it looks like I'll be swapping tags to the other square eye today so I can tear down the tranny. I've got some other areas of concern to address aslo to try and get ready for the Jan run...Who knows it might end up going on a trailer...all depends on how much I end up doing

BTW...It's great having a spare Jeep
instead of getting another ax5, you should look into an ax15 swap, or similar. i know it's been done. don't know how hard, but it might be worth it.
or just do a complete powertrain swap, and swap in the 4.0l, nv3550, and might as well upgrade the axles at the same time
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Unread 12-01-2006, 04:51 PM   #6
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instead of getting another ax5, you should look into an ax15 swap, or similar. i know it's been done. don't know how hard, but it might be worth it.
or just do a complete powertrain swap, and swap in the 4.0l, nv3550, and might as well upgrade the axles at the same time
That's my fear for now is the "Jeepitup" syndrome I would love to put a 4.3 and a 700r4 Then the big BUT, knowing me I will then want bigger tires which takes me off of the D35 onto at least D44s...then I'll need to re gear...etc, etc... These are all real possibilities

I think for now (Having a spare Jeep) I'll tear down the POS ax5 and if it's a snap ring or a fork then I'll fix it. If not I'll throw the backup ax5 that's sitting in the garage in there and go on with this equipment.

I have to keep in mind the spare Jeep is totally unacceptable the way it is I did put a new top on today but those tiny black things on those stock wheels MUST be gone I'm looking at a lightly used set of 33x12.5 super swampers tomorrow and might be getting a set of 15x10 AR outlaw IIs...of course that means the spare Jeep Must Go Up And I believe that's going to start with a SOA and 1"BL.
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Unread 12-01-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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"Jeepitup" syndrome

That's not fair. You can't go around throwing those kind of names at me Jill might find out how much money I am actually dumping in there!

Hey BTW, I know this guy who has an extra set of 33's (already mounted & balanced). He will also have a set of axles that would fit you just perfect. ARB's and 4.88's
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Unread 12-01-2006, 07:39 PM   #8
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"Jeepitup" syndrome

That's not fair. You can't go around throwing those kind of names at me Jill might find out how much money I am actually dumping in there!

Hey BTW, I know this guy who has an extra set of 33's (already mounted & balanced). He will also have a set of axles that would fit you just perfect. ARB's and 4.88's

SYNDROME!!!!! Give me some info on the 33's hmmm and the rest Your like a Jeep crack dealer
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Unread 12-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #9
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instead of getting another ax5, you should look into an ax15 swap, or similar. i know it's been done. don't know how hard, but it might be worth it.
For those interested....http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...1&page=1&pp=25
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Unread 12-03-2006, 11:53 AM   #10
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Thanks Craig It's a little drug out but has a lot of good info.
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