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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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99 tj ax5 getting hot

Anyone heard of a 5 speed manual getting hot on the highway? I took the shift boot off and it feels like a furnace coming from the trans.

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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Yep, mine does but that's because it's running on about 1/2 cup of oil.

Check your fluid.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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The first thing I did was change the fluid. The old fluid looked like chocolate milk, kinda like engine oil mixed w/ coolant.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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And I would change it again. 10/30 motor oil is now approved for the ax5 trannys.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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I mean, that trans is going to be hot to the touch any way you slice it.

Is it making noise?
Difficult to shift?
Feel resistance while coasting?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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None of the above, actually seems to be shifting smoother than normal. Hard to believe. No noise. 20 years being an engine and suspension tech and never noticed a manual getting this hot. Maybe it has always been this hot and I'm just now being picky.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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imo, if it's not causing problems, it's nothing to worry about.
The trans will usually tell you that it's unhappy in other ways than heat buildup.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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True, thanks
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #9
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Nothing wrong with it, anytime i popped that cover off on mine it always puts off heat.
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