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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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im putting a yj ax 15 in my cherokee and i was wondering if the yj shifter will work for a xj and what all do i need for the conversion this is my first one i know i need clutch,pedal,and i forget the rest. so please help me
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Old March 21st, 2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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I need some help I was told the yj ax15 cocked the tcase up a bit so I might have clearance issues and also what tcase should I use
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Old March 21st, 2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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use a 231 tcase, no big deal on clearance, a little hammer finesse will take care of it, not much needed though, are you going from a auto to a manual? what year is the XJ, assuming it is a 97 but double checking, and what year ax-15?
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Yeah auto to manual and it is a 97 and the ax15 is outta a 91 yj could the tcase I have now off my aw4 work on the ax15
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yes both is 23 spline
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if the np231 is a 23 spline in will probably work but you may have to adapt your shifter.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:03 PM   #7
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What all do I need to do the conversion and where should I get it I'm trying to do it all right the first time
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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Ok would the yj shifter work if not what shifter should I use
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yj shifter will work just be a bit longer. have to eliminate the auto harness for a mans one and need a manual computer, need clutch/brake assembly, fly wheel from a 97+ manual with a CPS, would be better to find a external slave bell-housing setup and run that.
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custom pilot bushing as well as the 91 trans input shaft has a smaller diameter shaft tip as the crank hole was smaller till 92+ when they opened it up to use a larger diameter shaft.
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Witch ways easier and I just need to find a 97+ manual at the junk yard I could never find one at Lkq
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Ok thank you for all thee help anything else u think I'll need let me know
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you can find 97+ ax-15 easy enough just cost a bit
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So should I just use the 91 yj one I have or get a 97 from a xj I'm looking for a summer project
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depends how much tiddly you want to do with it. If plan on taking some time and doing it and not just trying to slap it in in a weekend then just use the 91.
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Ok yeah it might be next summer with all the custom work I'm go na have to do only if my aw4 worked right
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could just pick up a aw4 cheap and install a lock up switch for the coverter, be doing that in mine, drove with a ax-15 for first three years, I loved it, but auto is nice when climbing rocks and when the girl wants to drive.
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Right yeah mine works right when it wants I have to drive it like a manual it's not the tps or the solenoids I don't think if I get it spinning on ice or something it works some times and the Rpms are off when I drive it manual and when it works the Rpms are right
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I have two other aw4s I tried the 2000 but it wouldn't fit idk if the 96 will or not got any ideas what to do
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96 might, My aw4 is the same way as you have to drive it manually shifting the gears, somedays works fine, looked for what it might be but no direct answers, was a thread on it just a bit ago but not much for answers that helped me either.
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