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post #1 of 14 Old 10-14-2004, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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!Quick! 1991 Ax-15 Tranny Help !QUICK!

Okay, so at work today I got out and hopped in my Jeep. Went to put it in reverse and it kind of slid into 4th so I'm like hmmm okay and pulled it back into N. As I pulled it into N I felt a weird pull like something moved. I went to put the jeep in 1st for grins and couldn't get into it. I played with the shifter a little bit and then tried a last ditch effort of putting it into Reverse again and as I did I felt another strange pull as I moved the shifter. Now I can only move the shifter an inch in any direction and into NO gears. We drug my jeep home behind my dad's truck, and we have it apart out in the barn. What is wrong, how can we fix it? Help is needed ASAP!!!! My dad was thinking maybe the shift forks shifted and it's stuck in between gears. If someone can verify this is what happened please advise on how to fix.


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post #2 of 14 Old 10-14-2004, 05:29 PM
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Does it shift into gear when the engine is off? If it does you might have a throw out bearing problem.
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Shifter is locked completely. Won't move in any situation. Engine on/off. Clutch engaged/disengaged. Locked in place, won't shift left right up down or otherwise.

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It sounds terminal. You could possibly rebuild it, but the easier and possibly cheaper route would be to call a junkyard. Good luck.
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-14-2004, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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For the love of God someone please tell me it's not terminal. Read the last line of my signature. I just had this thing rebuilt from scratch and it cost me over 2,000.00 - I can't afford to rebuild it again. I better have some kind of warranty on this thing. I'll check into that, in the meantime ... someone .... anyone.... <help>,

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post #6 of 14 Old 10-14-2004, 06:39 PM
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For the love of God someone please tell me it's not terminal. Read the last line of my signature. I just had this thing rebuilt from scratch and it cost me over 2,000.00 - I can't afford to rebuild it again. I better have some kind of warranty on this thing. I'll check into that, in the meantime ... someone .... anyone.... <help>,
have you pulled the lever out of the shift tower yet? might just be something broken in there. but it doesn't sound good regardless.

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I pulled the shift boot off and removed the shift lever from the tower. I then removed the top hatch on the transmission and looked down into it. There's a round hole that I can stick things in and try and move it around but it's seized up good. We looked at it awhile and stared down into the nothingess to see just that... nothingness. I'm at a loss, the jeep sits in the barn yet again. Hopefully I won't be without it for another 3 months.

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-15-2004, 12:53 AM
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is it possible that since you just had it rebuilt that possibly it could have been ran dry w/ no fluid in the trans? some shops aren't too bright. A friend just had her car engine burned up cause wal-mart forgot to put the oil drain plug in after the oil change so just a thought.
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post #9 of 14 Old 10-15-2004, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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I suppose I can't rule it out, anything is possible, but there was fluid inside of it when we opened it up. The guy who did it was a friend of the family and he said that he put the best lube and fluid he could buy inside of it.

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It's official, I'm once again without a JEEP. I'm pulling the transmission out of it again and taking it into the shop. Here's to another 3 months without a JEEP CHEERS!

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post #11 of 14 Old 10-16-2004, 12:54 PM
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You can get a used AX-15 for cheap. Don't throw another $2k into that one. I've seen entire 4.0L drivetrains complete with tranny and t-case going for $1500 all over the place.
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chances are your friend screwed it up. always gotta be wary of people trying to make an extra buck on the side by doing auto repair in their spare time. there is a big difference between a "mechanic" and a "parts replacer"
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-17-2004, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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The guy who did the transmission work has been working on semi transmissions for 30 years. He owned his own transmission shop for 5 years afterwards and recently opened his own general maintenance shop. He knows transmissions, but I agree that I'd never have someone who 'kind of knew what part went where' do work on my rig. I always go where I know I'm getting it done right. He said it sounds like a shift fork came out of alignment.

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post #14 of 14 Old 10-17-2004, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Last night we pulled the transmission out of it and we're throwing it in the back of the truck to haul it to the shop. I should know in a day or two what is wrong inside there. I'll keep the thread alive in case someone else should have a problem like this down the road, more people will know the culprit.

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