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BuddyG 12-02-2007 01:09 AM

AX-5 Rebuild Photos
Hello, all. I'm prepping for an AX-5 rebuild and was hoping that somebody had photos of their own rebuild. I've never seen the inside of an AX-5. At one time, there was a link posted here to a fellas rebuild project (TransOverhaul.pdf), but it doesn't work anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

former USMC 12-02-2007 01:37 PM

If your AX 5 has the same problem mine had ( front bearing wore slightly moving the shaft away from the gear contact and chipping 5th gear ) you may want to check the parts prices first. For the two parts I need and a gasket kit it is over $550. ( unless you can get one heck of a discount ) Pull the front cover and check. The gears are approximately 3/8 inch thick and certainly will not stand up in a 3000 pound plus vehicle. Who ever engineered this mess was looking for the parts department to save the company.
In short when I weighed the options it is not worth rebuilding. Good luck on your venture.

BuddyG 01-15-2008 11:07 PM

I had only planned on replacing the synchros and inspecting/replacing any other parts while I was in there. Everything seems to operate just fine. I only grind going into 4th gear about once a week when I'm not paying attention. I'm certain I've worn something down before I figured out all the sweet spots so I didn't grind.

If it's any more than that, I may just have to replace it...kind of hoping to get away cheap, but all the posts/info I've read got me sweating now.

former USMC 01-16-2008 07:40 PM

What have you noticed that is cheap and fits in the word Jeep ? From what I have noticed they are comprised of a congrameration of parts from various brands. Everything I have touched has its own touch of oddity and makes no sense. If I had known this in advance I would have changed everything in the drive train and wiring to GM. Much of their hardware is standard and is available in any salvage yard. When I ask for jeep parts most think it is foreign, and to a point I have to agree.
The good part is I learn quickly from my mistakes and this will be number last with this particular four letter word.

When you get into this AX 5 and replace what needs replacing I guarantee your budget will lift off like a saturn rocket. Then again it depends on your intrepetation of cheap fix.

Jeep_Geek 01-17-2008 04:21 PM

Didnt see your post for pics back in dec.
I have pics of the internal of the AX-5 if you still want them.
Can post them tomorrow if you want.

BuddyG 01-21-2008 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by 92JeepYJ (Post 183242)
Didnt see your post for pics back in dec.
I have pics of the internal of the AX-5 if you still want them.
Can post them tomorrow if you want.

Outstanding! That would be great if you could. I appreciate your help.

Jeep_Geek 01-21-2008 06:58 PM

I only have a couple with the case off.

Yes my third gear is destroyed.. furthest to the right on mainshaft

Main Shaft taken out

You will need some sort of a press like this to get the gears and synchro's off the main shaft I bought this one at harbor freight for around 80$.

hope this helps!

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