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10-31-2010, 11:56 AM
I have a 1994 Wrangler 2.5l 4 cyl. with ax5 manual trans. when i put it in 5th gear and hit the gas it makes an awful loud banging/rattling noise that shakes the whole jeep, but only in 5th and only when i hit the gas, any ideas what this is? thanks

11-01-2010, 09:21 PM
my guess is transmission related. If it wasnt, it would do it in other gears at a simlar rpm or load.

knox gsl
11-01-2010, 09:49 PM
The trannies in the 2.5s were very light weight as well, may be time to have an overhaul or salvage yard visit.

11-01-2010, 10:41 PM
yea i checked our salvage yard no luck found a used on craigslist for 150

11-02-2010, 05:02 PM
swap in a AX 15.

11-02-2010, 05:19 PM
along with the I6 and dana 44s too, i wish:)

11-02-2010, 07:26 PM
check this out.


11-02-2010, 07:58 PM
yea but my 5th gear makes loud rattling and banging noises. was told by trans shop that teeth on gear was stripped off and bearings bad no sense in rebuilding get a new one

11-02-2010, 09:49 PM
I would get a second opinion. Either way I wouldn't put a AX5 back in. When it breaks on a jeep it's time to upgrade.

11-02-2010, 11:52 PM
yea im just looking for something used

11-03-2010, 12:11 AM
well good luck! get that second opinion. ax5's are notorious for losing that 5th gear.