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post #16 of 25 Old 12-20-2007, 06:40 AM
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Yes but the mechanic could have not aligned the tranny, linkage, and/or transfer case which might make it difficult to shift.

It did not do it prior to replacing the clutch --did it?
True, but it would be difficult to shift all of the time, not just the first 15 minutes.

The OP stated that the fluid was changed...that's why I am leaning in that direction.

If the tranny is indeed a NV3550, then I would recommend Royal Purple Synchromax.


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post #17 of 25 Old 12-20-2007, 04:40 PM
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post #18 of 25 Old 12-20-2007, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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my tranny is ax-5. thanks for evrybody's help.
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post #19 of 25 Old 12-20-2007, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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i put 75-90 synthetic
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thanks evry bit helps
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post #21 of 25 Old 12-20-2007, 08:42 PM
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mine has this same problem on cold mornings, it pops out of reverse all the time and is very stiff and doesnt feel right whenever its cold but after 15 minutes or so were good to go

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Found this thread through Rusty's revamp of the FAQ's in YJ Tech so keep the torches at bay.

A technique I use to help warm the tranny up faster when it's cold out is shift the T-fer to neutral and then shift the tranny to 5th. Set the brake and let the Jeep warm up as you would. Tranny should shift normally sooner.

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post #23 of 25 Old 10-15-2009, 03:01 PM
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Mine to gives me trouble in the cold here in Michigan. I will be putting in some royal purple soon.. Hopefully that will help!
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its because fluid in transmission is cold it is thick in warm temps just imagine how thick it is in freezing temps like here in sw Michigan. if you are driving your jeep before trans gets warm double clutching may help keep grinding down
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i just purchased a 2001 wrangler 2.5 with a 5 speed tranny,i just changed the clutch and components and changed the tranny lub. i live in el paso tx, the temp here does not get to cold. in the mornings i have a litle trouble engaiging the tranny in 2nd and 3rd, after about 15 minutes of driving the problem goes away, im puzzled.
The ax5 uses synthetic 10w30 motor oil or the Red line mt 90. Mine also had hard cold shifting when I bought it 6 yrs ago and the mt90 made a huge difference. Do not put regular 90wt gl5 lube in there as it is said to eat the syncros in the ax transmissions. One more thing , the inner shifter boot can also make the trans hard to shift until it warms up. Also, there is no adjustment on the trans shifter at all, it just sits in a hole on top of the trans.
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