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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2006, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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AX5 trans swap with BA 10/5?

Help!!! I'm trying to get my POS '89 Wrangler back on the road. Will a BA 10/5 Peugeot out of an 87 swap with an AX5 in an 89? sez they came in the same years and models but that they have different input shafts?
Has anyone done this?
I have access to two BA 10/5's, is there a better solution?
My son wants to drive this BAD!

Thanks! RP
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Re: AX5 trans swap with BA 10/5?

You are correct, the input shafts are different so you would need a flywheel compatable with your 2.5 and the BA-10. Also BA-10 came with 21 and 23 spline output shafts, you'd have to use the 21 spline version to fit your T-case. I recommend selling or trading the BA-10's and repairing the AX-5. You're the first Jeep owner I've read considering swapping IN a BA-10. They are considered junk. However, they are expensive to repair, and could be valuable to someone that has a bad one that needs replacing. I sure wouldn't put one in MY Jeep.
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Re: AX5 trans swap with BA 10/5?

Thanks! Maybe that's why I can find the BA's. I have one and I can buy a jeep with one in it for $500 from a guy across the street.
My knuckle-head son decided to drive down a creek and a week later the AX5 took a dump. Tranny was full of water!
Anyway, I guess I'll rebuild it again or buy one.

Thanks again for the comment RP
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Re: AX5 trans swap with BA 10/5?

Sometimes free isn't good. Sometimes we settle for parts because we have access to them, that's not always good. Often when you grab and go with a free/accesable part you do yourself a disservice. This is one of those times. You swap in the transmission that's next to free in hopes of getting your Jeep running. You will soon learn that swapping is not free, it comes with a cost. The adaption costs mount up, often past the cost of the part you really wanted. Then there's the support cost of that part. In your case you're swapping in an inferior part that is well known for failure on the trail and off the trail.

IMHO, keep what you've got. Pull the transmission out and open 'er up. It's time to learn to rebuild it. What do you have to loose?

A rebuild kit costs from $125, on up. The cost will depend on what you want in quality and price. What's the modification cost to the BA10/5 going to cost in time, money and headaches?

If you rebuild it, you'll have gained a lot more than a working Jeep. There will be a next time, and you will be prepared. Oh, and since your son was responsible for the carnage, it's a good time for him to pay for the parts and help with the repair. He'll learn a lot, and so will you about both the Jeep, but also about each other.

Then when your done take the family out for rootbeer floats with the money you've saved.
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