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Old 05-24-2004, 08:04 AM
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5/25/04 Todays update....picked up a used T-5 from a board member in southern Wisconsin this morning. He had lots of baby jeeps and FSJ's. He is a collector of the finest vehicles ever made!!!

Got back home at noon and had to swap the input shafts, and gave the donor T-5 a good looking over and decided it was good. Put the donor back together and installed it and all the other stuff that goes along with a tranny swap.

Took it out on I-94 and was able to drive my truck 70mph for the first time in over 2 years (5th was out on my old tranny). The donor tranny is really good and not any noise that I've noticed.

Thanks to a good friend and member of this board I'm back on the road again.

Got to work this morning, and was going to back into the place I park and I could'nt shift the T-5 into reverse. The shifter was stuck. I went on in and worked until 10AM, then thought I'd better clock out and see if by taking the shift cover off I could un-stick the shifter. Well of course I could do no good with that so I decided I'd just drive it the 20 miles home in 2nd gear.

Headed out and got about a 1/2 mile from the shop and the tranny starts this sickening grinding noise. I figure that I having to get towed home now, so I push with all my might and get it into 3rd gear, and its pulling.

OK so now I get home faster in 3rd and 4th rather than all the way in 2nd. I drove it home only using 3rd and 4th gears, and they worked fine. Got the truck up, and dropped the transx, and tranny. Tore the tranny down and found the problem.

The hub inside the 1/2 syncro had cracked, causing the buttons to jam, thereby causing it to stick in 2nd. The grinding noise was caused by the hub spinning loosely on the mainshaft. So now I need a new mainshaft.

Contacted Paul at 4speeds.com and he has a T-4 with the same shaft that he will tear down tomorrow and then ship the shaft to me with the syncros, and new buttons and c-rings for it. All for the sum of $60.00 plus shipping. Now I dont think a guy can get any luckier than I did on that.

Anyway here are some shots I took because I know this post is worthless without pics.

Shafts and busted hub: The top shaft is new, 2 years ago. The bottom shaft is the original that had 1st gear seized to it in 1998. Note how the buttons are worn badly in the middle.


Tranny on bench:


Truck in for repairs:


[ May 25, 2004, 03:45 PM: Message edited by: kyjman ]
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:16 PM
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Ithink I would upgrade to a better tranny...lol
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:24 PM
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You are right. I'm heading to get another T-5 this morning. A friend is giving me a complete, low mileage tranny from a 1985 CJ-7. So I should have it up and running around 3 PM.
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:39 AM
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bump for the update
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:54 PM
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You do things fairly quickly don't cha! .....
Glad you got it going again.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:49 AM
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Aaron.....I've had to R&R the tranny in this truck at least 10 times over the past 6 years. So I know every little nut and bolt that has to get taken off, and the size wrench needed to do it. Its a little hard on this old 54 year old man to get them back in, and I have have a little help from a jack on the transX case, but I can R&R the tranny in about 4 hours, just cruising. Complete teardown and re-assembly of the T-5 is about 2 hours for me.

And its fun to do........NOT.
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:24 PM
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10 times?!?! Man, if it was mine I would have got rid of it after the seconed time. But thats just me. lol. What about one of those "world class" T-5's that advance adapters sells? Ever thought about one of those?

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Old 05-26-2004, 02:32 PM
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What about an NV4500. Heimeken has done an outstanding job with his and it is a much better tranny. I know he mentioned the adaptability to the T-18-T-176 but the t/c should bolt up with the right spline 'eh. If I were clever I would put a link to it here.
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:24 AM
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who is your friend in souther wisconsin that hooked you up?
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:33 AM
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I know I could buy a better tranny, but if it wasnt for the tranny going every so often then what would I have to work on?????

Really this tranny is a super good one so far. After 80 miles on it I'm really impressed with its smoothness over the other one.

LRRH....Igrjeep hooked me up. He is what I would call a true collector of the FSJ, and anything with the name Jeep on it. He has some really neat vehicles, and lots of them.
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Old 05-30-2004, 01:57 AM
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I went ahead and sprung for some Synthetic ATF and changed out the tranny and trans-X case fluids yesterday. Still too early to tell any difference.
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:14 AM
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Quote:
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LRRH....Igrjeep hooked me up. He is what I would call a true collector of the FSJ, and anything with the name Jeep on it. He has some really neat vehicles, and lots of them.
Does he have any dually JTrucks?

Like to figure a waz to get a ZF6sp into one of these JTrucks, pretty happy with the one in F350 (so far, @~56,000mi).
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Old 05-30-2004, 02:28 AM
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No. Not that I saw anyways.
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