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Old 10-07-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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are tranny problems common in jeeps?

Im just wondering. Even though mine went because what the previous owner did to it--- something installed wrong, 4wd never worked from the start, etc. Its still being worked on at the moment but i'll know all the details later. But I'm kinda nervous now just because it happened and because ive heard so much from dodge. Didnt expect it from my jeep but hopefully it was just a fluke.

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Im just wondering. Even though mine went because what the previous owner did to it--- something installed wrong, 4wd never worked from the start, etc. Its still being worked on at the moment but i'll know all the details later. But I'm kinda nervous now just because it happened and because ive heard so much from dodge. Didnt expect it from my jeep but hopefully it was just a fluke.
Depends on what you consider to be "tranny Problems". For what they were intended, Jeep trannies hold up decently. If, however, you intend to change your suspension, go with beefy tires, and try to climb or go through everything in sight, then yes, Jeeps can have tranny problems. The basic units installed are set up for occasional, light, off road use. They will not hold under the loads heavy off road use puts on them.

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Haven't heard of any recurring tranny issues. Know a few 98 TJ's with the manual that have almost 200K on them.
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well as long as ive had it its only been through a little mud. So i wouldnt consider myself a serious off roader or anything. but it has been through stuff where my friends have gotten stuck and ive made it through no problem and turns out ive only had 2wd lol.
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Especially really cold ones.......
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Stay away from the puegot trannies and you'll be fine.
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Stay away from the puegot trannies and you'll be fine.
The AX-5 isn't the greatest either, but the AX-15 is perfectly healthy.
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The AX-5 isn't the greatest either, but the AX-15 is perfectly healthy.
I was talking about the The BA 10/5

I thought the ax's were aisin, which would be Toyota and great
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I was talking about the The BA 10/5

I thought the ax's were aisin, which would be Toyota and great
My comment was in addition to the Pugeot (Puke joke) tranny being of severe suspect quality. You are right about the AX's. But the AX-5 leaves a lot to be desired in the strength department.
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My comment was in addition to the Pugeot (Puke joke) tranny being of severe suspect quality. You are right about the AX's. But the AX-5 leaves a lot to be desired in the strength department.
Pugeot is french, its normal for it to leave you at the first sign of trouble
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haha the ax-5 is what just went out on me. and yes it did go out in a pond. well a pond valley lol. like no water where i was at just mud.
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Especially really cold ones.......
Did it happen to you to.
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Especially really cold ones.......
got yourself a little shrinkage did ya?
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But the AX-5 leaves a lot to be desired in the strength department.
Tell me about it.. gone through 3 of them now its an NV4500

The Ax-5 was fine before major mods once i put a lift and tires on it was over.

110k on first trans other two lasted a total of 20k after the lift.

AX-5 SUCKS for an offroading trans.
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hmmm how much was that nv4500? cause i was going to get a lift before this happened and im running 31" tires.
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stay away from the NV3500 6 spds in the rubicons, lots of recorded problems, as well as the pugeot trannies.
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hmmm how much was that nv4500? cause i was going to get a lift before this happened and im running 31" tires.
Its not cheap. I have not totaled the whole project but its somewhere around $3500 It took three months to finally get all the parts delivered and put on.

This transmission is huge and not easy to put in. This swap requires a lot of modifications.

Here is the thread of the swap and there is a lot left out that I needed to do.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/yj-chat...wap-10150.html
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well here is some decent news. turns out the clutch went out, and the freewheel is super warped. so im getting those replaced. still no word why 4wd doesnt work though.
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and the bad news. looks like im getting a rebuilt tranny put in it.

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