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jkincaid 05-18-2013 11:04 PM

AX5 transmission questions
i have a 95 yj with the ax5 in it, the syncros are bad in it and i was thinking of rebuilding it myself. How hard is it to rebuild? any advice with this would be helpful i can have it rebuilt for about $700 but i can ruild it myself for about 200

AllMudd 05-19-2013 12:13 AM

I tried rebuilding mine about ten years ago when I wasn't patient enough. It comes apart easy, but going back together I had to have a family friend help me. And because of that I ended up buying a rebuilt one and selling the rebuilt in-operational one.

2xs 05-19-2013 12:30 AM

With a Dakota 2.5L belhousing you can upgrade to an AX15 and never have to worry about it again....

AllMudd 05-19-2013 01:45 AM


Originally Posted by 2xs (Post 3770075)
With a Dakota 2.5L belhousing you can upgrade to an AX15 and never have to worry about it again....

But you have to have the money for the new xsfer rear and front drive shafts. And all the new shifter brackets and shifters more $$$$ you just have to make sure you have

2xs 05-19-2013 02:30 AM

the AX15 is about half an inch longer, you wont need anothing but the transmission, Tcase input gear, and a tcase shifter bracket.

Check Novak for all you need!

and yes it all costs money, but less in the long run...

The AX15 Transmission - Novak Conversions
The Guide to NP / NVG Input Gears for Jeeps - Novak Conversions
Novak's NP / NVG Shifter Assembly for Jeeps

If you still decide to rebuild your AX5, there is TONS of stuff to read up on on Novaks website, enjoy!

AllMudd 05-19-2013 02:35 AM

You would probably also need the clutch master and slave cylinder for the Dakota as well as the clutch right?

maiello22690 05-19-2013 02:53 AM

It's a good idea to change the clutch but the master and slave should accept the ax15.

I recently switched over from the ax5. I've owned the Jeep for two years and after the SECOND ax5 crapped out I decided it was more economical in the long run to make the switch.

jkincaid 05-19-2013 09:31 PM

i have thought about the conversion for awhile and im gonna have to wait for a lil while on that but if i can rebuild it for right now to get me by until i can come up with the $$$$$ to do it is it an easy rebuild could i do it in a weekend

2xs 05-19-2013 09:44 PM

I actually have an AX15 AND a NP3550 sitting in my garage with 5.2L, 3.9/4.7L and 4.0L bells...., and Id swap them but im also saving parts for a 5..2L swap, so for me to swap it now is kinda silly....

DocJ93YJ 05-23-2013 12:32 AM

How do i separate the halfs of the shifter to replace the dust boot on an AX 5?

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