Adjust linkage on AX-15? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
mlt503's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 26
Adjust linkage on AX-15?

Hey Guys, I'm sorry if this is old stuff already covered but I searched and couldn't find anything on this.
I have a '97 Jeep Sahara, 4.0, 5spd w/AX-15 and I'm looking to adjust the linkage. After I got it lifted the shop mechanic told me Reverse gear won't go in as smoothly as before.
All the fwd gears are fine, reverse just has to be finessed a little - actually I can live with it if I have to.
Is there some room for adjustment with these trannys, any help would be appreciated.
thanks,
Mark

__________________

'97 Sahara TJ 4.0L 5spd
2"BL, 3"Teraflex Lift
35x12.50x15 Goodrich KM2
mlt503 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
what linkage?

was it a body lift? that sort of thing will happen w/ a body lift.

__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 30,873
Images: 2
Yep there's no linkage to adjust on an AX-15. And if you are having trouble shifting into Reverse because the console's lower and/or upper shifter boot is restricting the shifter due to the body lift, you can always move the console a tad so the boots no longer restrict the shifter when shifting into reverse. There is also a neopreme "tube" around the shift lever underneath the top shifter boot that can restrict the lever after a body lift enough to cause shifter problems. That tube's purpose is to only provide a bit of added but unnecessary support for the top shifter boot. Try lifting up the top boot and cutting the neopreme tube off, that will probably help a lot, it did for mine after I installed a body lift and t-case drop. Grab the boot at a corner and just pull it sideways so it pulls off the plate that it is positioned over.

The console is only held to the floor with a half-dozen or so sheet metal screws so I'd remove them all, move the console until the shifter works better, then drill new holes for the console's self-tapping sheet metal screws. )
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-10-2009, 01:56 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
mlt503's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 26
Yeah, it was the lift-kit

thanks for the tips, I even contoured the sheet metal of the hump - thought it was hampering the stick from physically falling into gear!
I think you're right, it's gotta be the lift on it!
Oh well, I guess I'll just live with it because I like the way my little Jeep looks.
What can I say - I just got out of a nasty divorce with a nastier woman and this Jeep was what I wanted right now, so I treated myself.
Putting up with concentrating a little harder when shifting into Reverse is a lot easier than putting up with that evil witch (mispelled on purpose so as not to offend the moderator) from hell.
Thanks again!
Mark
__________________

'97 Sahara TJ 4.0L 5spd
2"BL, 3"Teraflex Lift
35x12.50x15 Goodrich KM2
mlt503 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-10-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
glad to hear you're dealing with it so well, good for you.

i'd suggest fixing it though, if the trans isn't engaging well you can cause damage after long term of having to shift that way.
__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Linkage Upgrade - Which One ? nicolas-eric TJ Tech Forum 21 06-21-2014 09:09 AM
t-case linkage pyro TJ Tech Forum 9 05-11-2009 07:28 PM
mml + tc drop linkage problem? MoA TJ Tech Forum 7 11-19-2007 02:57 PM
AA T-case linkage adapter Joe Dirt TJ Tech Forum 24 11-07-2007 11:44 PM
Transfer Case Linkage AKtoAZJeeper TJ General Discussion Forum 0 07-12-2007 03:00 AM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC