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Old August 23rd, 2008, 11:54
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Transmisson question:

I am thinkng about getting a 1990 with a busted transmission which only has 1st 2nd and 5th gears in hopefully the ax-15 transmission. It has a backup tranny that comes with it which is a whole other story.

I would have to drive the thing 180 miles back home.....could I do it with only those three gears?

I don't know much about manuals (or really automatics) but I need a firm input on this. I think it might work.

Aisin AX15 Gear Ratios
First Gear 3.83
Second Gear 2.33
Third Gear 1.44
Fourth Gear 1.00
Fifth Gear 0.79
Reverse 4.22


Will 1 2 and 5 work?



Thanks guys--Alex
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 13:17
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Re: Transmisson question:

well your gonna be doing it in 2nd the whole way 5th is a dog even with 3rd and 4th to get there. can it be done yes, but if you can tow it thats what id do
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 13:51
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Re: Transmisson question:

It might just give up the ghost halfway home. You might get stranded in an inconvient place. You should at least have somone with a tow bar follow you in case it breaks, otherwise it might get expensive or even dangerous.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 16:00
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Re: Transmisson question:

3rd and 4th share a shift rail and fork. I'm thinking maybe a broken shift fork which could mean loose parts floating around. I vote for renting a car dolly and towing it home, even if it's to save the frustration and burning up the clutch trying to slip it into 5th.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 20:53
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Re: Transmisson question:

X2, tow it.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 22:28
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Re: Transmisson question:

Can I tow an Xj with 5.2L ZJ? I've towed my 200lb boat with it, but never a dollied vehicle. A dollie is no problem but I just wanted to be able to drive the thing. Damn. I really appreciate all the input guys.

When I do get it home could I possibly run it with just 1 and 2 around town and to class? I'll check out what rearend gear it has. It's a 2wd 4cyl 5spd so i would figure 3.07's. I've heard 60 in 2nd, but doesnt seem right.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 22:37
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Re: Transmisson question:

Should be able to tow it...may not be fun though. I have done a few flat tows pulling a kaiser m-715(I know way heavie) w/ my 88 but we made it.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 00:27
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Re: Transmisson question:

It's a 2wd 4cyl 5spd so i would figure 3.07's.
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The sticky say 411. If all is as it came from the factory.


I've heard 60 in 2nd, but doesnt seem right.
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YES! for about 2 minutes.
Then 0

FYI the 4 banger came with the AX5. If all is as it came from the factory.
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Red face Re: Transmisson question:

Tow it. By the way with a 4 banger and five speed. sadly you will be getting the dreaded AX5 tranny not an ax15. But they {tranny} are an easy build. Hal
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Old August 24th, 2008, 11:39
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Re: Transmisson question:

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Tow it. By the way with a 4 banger and five speed. sadly you will be getting the dreaded AX5 tranny not an ax15. But they {tranny} are an easy build. Hal
Rebuild cost will depend on what's broken. He did mention that it comes with a spare tranny. Depending on the age of that, it might be worth it to put a bearing/brass kit in it before installing. Of course, don't use GL5 gear oil as it slowly eats the synchros and shifts like crap. Redline MTL worked fantastic for me.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:01
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Re: Transmisson question:

Is a manual transmission hard to rebuild in general. I just stroked a motor so I'm no mechanical retard, but I am gonna be at college and wont have the best tools like here at home. I would like to get it and rebuild the good one before I swap it in due to the unknown condition. I know rebuilds get spendy, but since this is a 2nd vehicle and I have a back up I'd like to try to fix some more difficult things if I can.
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