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Performance Built AX5 Manual Transmission

This transmission has been remanufactured at our state of the art facility using the latest advancements in aftermarket technology. We have carefully engineered a process that allows us to maximize performance and stay within a wholesale price range.

This heavy duty transmission is a direct replacement for Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler, and Comanche Pickup's.

Transmission Name
  • AX5
  • AX-5
Vehicle Compatibility
  • Wrangler
  • Cherokee
  • Comanche
  • Wagoneer
Years Covered
  • 1984, 1985, 1986
  • 1987, 1988, 1989
  • 1990, 1991, 1992
  • 1993, 1994, 1995
  • 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 1999, 2000
Upgraded AX5 Parts
  • Synchronizer
  • Seal
  • Bearing
New, Used, or Rebuilt
  • Performance Remanufactured

AX5 Transmission

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  • Ordering Info
  • Vehicle Info
  • Warranty
  • Our Process
Ordering Info
  List Price: $1,040.00 Toll Free: 1-888-995-PART or 1-888-995-7278
  Sale Price: $795.00    
  Core Deposit: $350.00 Core Questions Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 9:00pm CST.
Weekend and holiday hours vary
  Delivery Shipping: Call for a Competitive Freight Quote  
  Core Return Shipping: Call for a Competitive Freight Quote    
  5 Star Product Rating 5 out of 5    
AX5 Specs and Applications
Make Model Series / Trim Engine Years 4X2 4X4
Jeep Wrangler YJ 5.3L / 150 1987-1995 No Yes
Wrangler TJ 5.3L / 150 1996-2002 No Yes
Cherokee XJ 2.1L Diesel
2.5L / 150
2.8L / 173
1984-2000 Yes Yes
Comanche MJ 2.1L Diesel
2.5L / 150
2.8L / 173
1986-1992 Yes Yes
Wagoneer   2.1L Diesel
2.5L / 150
2.8L / 173
1984-1987 Yes Yes
AX5 Info
Shifting: 5 Speed Manual        
Original Manufacturer: Aisin Warner        
Fluid: MT-90 (Synthetic)        
Weight: 95 lbs        
Drive Options: 4X2 and 4X4 Available        
AX5 Gear Ratios: First - 3.93
Second - 2.33
Third - 1.45
Fourth - 1.00
Fifth - 0.85
Reverse - 4.74

About the AX5 transmission
This is a manual shift, five-speed transmission introduced in the 1984 XJ Cherokee Jeep, and found in the 1984 to 2006 Jeep XJ, YJ & TJ models. It is a light-duty transmission found behind the AMC 150 2.5L I4 engine. It is also found behind the GM 2.8L 60 degree V6 in the early XJ only.

The AX5 has a split case. It is a top shifting, overdrive transmission with the shifter being located in the rear section of the transmission. The AX5 is fully synchronized in all of its gears. The AX5 transmission case is 15-5/8" long with a cast iron plate running through the short distance of the transmission. This transmission has a 21 spline output shaft for connecting to the transfer case. The AX5 was used with an internal slave throwout assembly through the 1994 model year. In 1995 a slave cylinder and cross-arm were used. It has a 14 spline input and the stick out length is 7-1/2".


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FREE shipping on all covered warranties

This transmission comes with a 12 month unlimited mileage nation wide warranty.

List We cover you against any manufactured defects on this part.

List We do not charge restocking or shipping fees when a transmission qualifies for a warranty. Restocking and shipping fees are applied if a customer wants to return a non defective transmission or is outside the continental United States.

List Buyers warranty begins at original date of purchase and expires 1 year thereafter.

This warranty does not cover any of the following:

List Use of engine, clutches, transfer case, drive line, and/or differential for purposes for which it was not originally designed (such as off-road, race car, etc.)

List Abuse, neglect, accident, or improper towing


List Towing charges, vehicle rental

List Loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of vehicle, commercial loss or consequential damages

List Failure because of defects or inefficiencies or parts or assemblies not furnished with the transmission (flywheel, clutch, drive shaft, etc)

List Broken Gears or Shafts

List Cracked or broken cases

List No claims for labor or consequential damages will be accepted

List We are not liable for misuse or negligence causing damage, defect, injury, or loss.

List Unit must be returned for our inspection to determine fault.

Warranty Process:

In the rare case of a transmission failure please call our warranty department where a representative will assist you in the warranty process. Call Mon-Fri 9-5 Central 1-888-995-7278


Every transmission has been run on a state of the art Dyno. A Dyno simulates the conditions encountered by a transmission during every day and extreme use. This ensures that when your part arrives, it will have been rigorously tested for noises, leaks, vibrations and performance. Any part that does not meet our strict guidelines will be completely disassembled and gone through until our quality requirements have been restored.

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Our parts meet or exceed the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.

Some transmissions have inherent factory flaws causing them to chronically break down. Through years of experience we have developed several procedures to help fix these problems.

Every remanufactured transmission has been built and inspected by a certified technician. Our technicians have an average experience of 10 years or more.

New Parts
All wearable parts are replaced, this includes: seals, bearings, synchronizers, rings, bushings, bands, gaskets, keys, and much more.

The final process before shipment is a complete inspection of the entire unit. During our inspection process, even the smallest of inconsistencies are addressed.

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