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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 10:36 AM
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AX15 Rebuild

My 3rd 4th gear synchro is going bad, can the AX15 transmission be rebuilt with standard hand tools? or do I need to have a tranny shop rebuilt it?


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Re: AX15 Rebuild

first, i have not rebuilt an AX-15. i have built an SR-4 (3 times) and a T-177. its not that bad. get a good place to work on, a few tools and a couple service manuals. i have a chiltons and a haynes for reference. one thing you'll need is Assembly Goo ( its makes assembly much easier than using grease or vaseline. you'll also need some BIG snap-ring pliers. i got mine a NAPA (along with the Goo) and they were about $20. you may have to fabricate some tools. threaded rod comes in handy for this. if you aren't changing any of the bearings, you shouldn't need a press. i rebuilt my T-177 in about 3 hours. 2 to take it apart and remove bearings and 1 to re-assemble. i would rather buy the tools than pay someone else to do the work. OH, the story of the T-177: i bought it from a guy that had it rebuild 3000 miles ago. he took his jeep in to the shop with a bad input bearing. they rebuild the tranny and charged him $1000. 3000 miles later the input went again. he pulled the tranny to find the pilot bushing shot. put in a T-18 and sold it to me. i have $150 in the tranny, $60 in parts, and $25 in tools. not bad for an almost new tranny! hope this helps! matt

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Re: AX15 Rebuild

doesnt take much to take it out and apart... i just took one out.. and split the case tonight.. will be looking at it more in the next few days... only i can say is take your time.. undo what needs to be undone.. and have a good floor jack... we were using a motorcycle jack.. worked great.. the hardest thing for us was the exhaust.. this was on a 91...

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