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JK 6-Speed in a 2005 LJ, Direct Swap?

Alright all you gear head, junkyard dogs....

Will a 2007-newer NSG370 bolt into place in a 2005 LJ equipped with the same NSG370?

My reverse shift fork is toast and it's got 125,000 miles on it. I'd prefer to just do a junkyard tranny swap with a low mile JK transmission than pay to have this one rebuilt.

I know the belhousings are different, but will be using mine. Just need to know if it'll be a direct swap.

I'm off to research more, but if you've already checked, point me in the right direction.


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Alright all you gear head, junkyard dogs....

Will a 2007-newer NSG370 bolt into place in a 2005 LJ equipped with the same NSG370?

My reverse shift fork is toast and it's got 125,000 miles on it. I'd prefer to just do a junkyard tranny swap with a low mile JK transmission than pay to have this one rebuilt.

I know the belhousings are different, but will be using mine. Just need to know if it'll be a direct swap.

I'm off to research more, but if you've already checked, point me in the right direction.
No, different bellhousing bolt pattern as you mentioned.......are you wanting to swap the internals? If so, be prepared it is basically a full teardown.
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No, different bellhousing bolt pattern as you mentioned.......are you wanting to swap the internals?
You're saying the transmission to bellhousing bolt pattern is different?

NOTE: Not questioning you, as I have no idea, just clarifying.


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You're saying the transmission to bellhousing bolt pattern is different?

NOTE: Not questioning you, as I have no idea, just clarifying.
as i recall, the NSG370 is a one piece case housing...the bellhousing and transmission share the same casing. there is no separate bellhousing that can be separated from the tranny, like on most manual trannies.


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You're saying the transmission to bellhousing bolt pattern is different?

NOTE: Not questioning you, as I have no idea, just clarifying.
Correct...3.8l BH pattern is different than the 4.0l
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as i recall, the NSG370 is a one piece case housing...the bellhousing and transmission share the same casing. there is no separate bellhousing that can be separated from the tranny, like on most manual trannies.
Ahh...

That's where the confusion was. OP said he was going to use his bellhousing, so I assumed it bolted to the transmission.

I knew the bellhousing to engine block pattern was different.


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The bell housing will come off but not in the traditional sense. I have no idea if you can interchange the front half of the transmission cases or not however. Novak or AA might know.

http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/nsg370.htm
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Garza and UL04 are right on the money. Different bellhousing pattern and the "bellhousing" is actually the front half of the case. Stupid design if you ask me, but my opinion doesn't count.

Anyway, its not worth the headache IMO. I've sourced a used 2006 transmission to plop in there.

I'll hang on to the spare and give the reverse gear replacement a shot if/when the replacement blows up.

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Install went smooth as butta. Went with a new clutch and throwout bearing while it was out. It rides like a new Jeep.

BTW, if anyone stumbles upon this thread I found out a little more on why it may have been popping out of reverse.

The isolator bushing on the stick was pretty worn. You could replace it, or like we did, just cut it and make a short throw shifter. Makes it enjoyable to drive.

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