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Old 08-21-2012, 07:04 PM
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Transmission Question

Hello all. I'm completely new to Jeeps and not very mechanically inclined. I'm considering purchasing a 1998 Wrangler that the owner says has some "slowness" shifting from 2nd to 3rd. I haven't had a chance to drive it yet and I'm going to have a mechanic that I trust a lot look at it before purchase but I'm just curious if this sets off a big red flag and I should be prepared to hear the worst. Even if the entire transmission needed to be rebuilt am I correct to assume that could be done for under $1500? Thanks in advance for any help or tips you can give me. This will probably be the first of a lot of questions I'll have!
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You can find ax15 transmissions all day for 500 to 800 on ebay.
and if you own a jeep you will be a mechanic in no time. working on
your own jeep is half the fun and you need to learn if you plan on
off roading.
if he means it has a long throw from 2nd to 3rd he is right but then
again it is not a sports car it's a Jeep .
i always replace the master and slave cylinder and lube( clutch,transmission, transfer case, diffs) on every Jeep I buy just
to have the smooth new feel in the clutch and shifting and it can be done for 150 bucks

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Thanks for the reply. That's great news. I've been looking at Jeeps for what feels like a long time and this is really starting to feel like it's gonna be the one. I hope it doesn't flunk with my mechanic and I'll be riding it maybe as soon as this weekend!
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make sure you post pics for us.
and feel free to call anytime you need fast help.
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what's better standard or automatic? i've drivrn standard my entire life, have a rubicon with an automatic - like it - am considering getting one factory built and am not sure which is best for off road, given that military uses automatic i'm leaning that way - thanks in advance
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