AX-5 Jeep tranny 1990

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by mark, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. mark

    mark New Member

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    :beer: does anyone know why this tranny keeps blowing 5th gear? I had it rebuilt twice and it let go again. Also is there a remedy to the internal throwout bearing/ slave valve.
     
  2. greg slade

    greg slade The Moderated

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    If you are constantly lugging it in 5th it will fail. Dont use it unless you are going fast enuff to keep the rpms up a little.

    I rarely use my fifth in my 95 yj 4cyl. I have 33s and 4.10 gears. I imagine if I had a set of 4.88s it would be used more.
     
  3. Chris_M

    Chris_M Well-Known Member

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    because it was designed as a 4spd, that was later modified to be designed as a 5 spd. The best remedy is to swap out and put in a AX15. There is a writeup on pirate and somwhere else as to how to do this. Google is your friend. With the cost of a rebuild, again, I'd say it's time to upgrade to something alittle more reliable. Unless you want to sell your truck.

    edit: here's one http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/articles/ax15swap.php
     

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