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Old 08-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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ax5 rebuild

95 2.5 ax5. OK so I will start from the beginning. My trans started grinding going into 2nd and reverse, then it got stuck in 2nd gear. Would not come out no mater how I tried. It would still drive in 2nd just not come out. So I got another trans and put it in along with new clutch and throughout bearing ( they were shot also). The ax5 I pit in is noisy I can hear the gears turning and its gotten louder, but shifts and drives fine. What could this be, I'm guessing bearings. What could b wrong with my old trans and is it worth rebuilding. I did the swap 6 months ago and and have had to drive the jeep since its not my only vehicle.

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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Mine did the same thing but only in 1st gear. just disassembled mine and a tab that goes in the syncro hub partially came out and locked it in gear. The bearings in mine are ok.The best way to get it fixed quickly is to find a local shop willing to fix it for you cheap good used ones are hard to find since every one seems to abuse them before they swap to something else.I am rebuilding mine myself I have the luxury of haveing another vehicle as my DD.To rebuild one of these you need special tools and expertise they arent that simple. Good Luck

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What special tools are needed? The syncos are bad in the one stuck in 2nd also.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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So far I have had to buy a special set of snap ring pliers (flat nose) ,a gear puller to remove gear at the back of the midplate. I still have to but a shop press (not sure what size) and a bearing spreader.That is just what I have had to buy, keep in mind I am a retired auto tech and my tool box is the size of a hot dog cart.Type in AX-15 rebuild video in your search engine there is a great 7 part video on U tube that takes you step by step thru whats involved.I believe its by Robinsons auto or something like that.Its an evenings worth of education.
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I've got a puller and I work in a machine shop so I got access to a lot of tools. I've watched the first video you mentioned for the ax5. And since I've got the trans that's stuck in 2nd out I want to at least pull the case off, if all the gears are in good shape then I'd like to try and rebuild it. So I can then put it back in and rebuild the one that's in the jeep now. And hopefully end up with two good ax5's.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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If you get a chance watch all 7 they are worth your time.Let us know haow you make out. Good Luck
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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Anyone have any ideas on the noise that is coming from the trans I got in? Could it be noise transfered from the T-case or my d35 its not in the greatest shape I'm sure that the pinion bearing is going bad.
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So far I have had to buy a special set of snap ring pliers (flat nose) ,a gear puller to remove gear at the back of the midplate. I still have to but a shop press (not sure what size) and a bearing spreader.That is just what I have had to buy, keep in mind I am a retired auto tech and my tool box is the size of a hot dog cart.Type in AX-15 rebuild video in your search engine there is a great 7 part video on U tube that takes you step by step thru whats involved.I believe its by Robinsons auto or something like that.Its an evenings worth of education.
Guys where just talking about this the other day... at least a 16 ton shop press for the barrings... just wanted to put that out there
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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One thing I forgot to mention is get a GOOD proffesional transmission manual.
Motors or Mitchell the ones they sell at autoparts stores are useless search Ebay for a deal on one, I bought one for $12.00 incl. shipping.That manual new is like $125.00

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