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Old 06-12-2018, 01:38 PM
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Transmission

Yep, it bit it.

I have a 95 Sahara 6 cyl manual. Is that gonna be the AX5 that I need to replace?

This is getting me one step closer to being YJless unfortunately.

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:52 PM   #2
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I believe you have an AX 15

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Old 06-12-2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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AX 5 is behind a 2.5 4 banger, so IRQ should be correct
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:04 PM
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That's what I'm coming up with as well with talking to some junkyards.


Thanks guys.





Time to kiss some money goodbye.
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You can use an AX15 out of a XJ but the tail housing has to be swapped over because the clocking is higher on the YJ transfer case
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I bought a clocking jig for $50.00. Just search "AX15 clocking jig".
That will expand your possible options into an XJ AX15. You'll have to 'reverse clock' your TC to match up with the XJ trans.
You won't find too many standard shift XJs. All you need is one though.
The used XJ AX15 should be cheaper than the used YJ AX15. Go figure.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:17 PM   #7
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If you find an XJ AX15, just use an angle finder like the ones used to check pinion angles (around 5 bucks), find a flat spot on the trans, like where the shifter goes, shim the trans on your bench to get the angle finder on zero, secure the trans from moving. Then line up the holes on the TC to the trans TC mounting holes, find zero with the angle finder on the TC, then rotate the TC to the right 10 degrees, use a transfer punch from Harbor Freight or a twist drill that fits snugly in the TC mounting holes and mark the AX15, then just drill the holes.

You can swap the tail shaft (kind of a pain) or buy a $50.00 jig, but you'll probably never use the jig again unless you have friends that are also doing the same swap, at least you'll have an angle finder and transfer punch set to use for other things.

you can also make a plywood jig with a flat spot on the top for the angle finder and rotate the jig 10 degrees to mark your holes.
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It's cheaper easier to swap the tail housing all you need is 30 minutes and a tube of RTV. You already have the proper tail housing just swap it.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:13 AM
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I ended up finding a wrangler AX15 on ebay for not too much...doing the clutch at the same time...just empty every pocket.

I was ready to go down the XJ path if need be though. I would have assumed it would have been a straight swap, so it's interesting to know it wouldn't have been.

Thanks again all!
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What happened that you're replacing the trans instead of rebuilding it? Was there case damage? Just curious.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:45 AM
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What happened that you're replacing the trans instead of rebuilding it? Was there case damage? Just curious.

To make a long story short, it's at a place who can replace, but can't rebuild. I've been storing it at a friend's place one state over, so it's easier just to keep it where it is and get a new transmission in it instead of the hassle of finding a place that will rebuild it, getting it there, etc.

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