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Old 03-24-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Shifting Issues

Hey guys-

I have a 89 Wrangler with an AX-15 5 speed and I am experiencing some shifting issues:

1) I have to hold it in Reverse

2) Once in a while grinds a little if I quick shift

I am going to replace ALL fluids this weekend.

Any ideas?


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Old 03-24-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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Could be the shifter is out of adjustment. If you have to hold it in reverse it may be hitting the floorpan.
I had broken motor mounts and the engine moved back about 1 inch or better. I could see where the shifter was hitting the floorpan.

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/w steel half door and slider windows
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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well i had a similar issue with 5th ended up being a busted bearing retaining clip, was the front cluster gear bearing. i eventually lost 5th gear all together. but thats my exp with the ax-15, ill know a bit more once i get working again and can rebuild my spare ax-15
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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Thanks guys-

it does have a 2.5" lift kit.................

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