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I guess it must be the time of year for failing T-5's! Several months ago I rebuilt mine with help from the forum. After, the 2nd gear synchronization was fixed, but the other problem remained. Shifting was fine 1-5, however after running in 5th on the highway and coming to a stop, I had difficulty moving the shifter into anything other than 4th gear. Early on, it just required a little pressure to get into 4th then all other gears were accessible. Over the last few months, the problem has gotten worse to the point that on several occasions I've been stuck at a light or stop sign trying to jam it into 4th to then get access to any other gears. Last weekend with some very cold temps, I had the same issue PLUS I started hearing a horrible screeching which again seems to be the throwout bearing. I know how to do the bearing, but at this point I'm not inclined to put any more money into this box due to the shifter trouble. Kind of at a loss as to how to proceed. 1. Buy a new T-5 and put a 4:1 kit in the D300 to help keep the torque load off the transmission now that I'm doing some more advanced wheeling (with a Moab trip scheduled for '18). 2. Buy a used AX-15 and go through the hassle of installing a hydraulic clutch assembly and adapting to the D300. 3. Find a T-18 with the granny low and just accept that I won't have an overdrive. 4. Convert to a TH700R4 with a floor shifter and torque converter lock up switch to give me compression braking on the downhill sections. 5. Push it off a cliff.
I posted a few months ago about transmission options for my CJ-7. I was leaning toward swapping in an AX-15, but it seems like a pretty pricey and involved swap. I decided to just get a rebuild kit for my T-5 and get back on the road. It lasted for 33 years with poor gearing (3.31) and 33" tires for most of it. Unfortunately, I pulled it out today and found significant side play on what I believe are the input shaft (clutch shaft?) and the main shaft. I'm going to post a brief video for clarification. I've been told that the input shaft of this transmission is prone to wear, as it is a two part design. I'm a complete novice at gearbox work, and I'm hoping to learn something, so fire away. My primary questions: 1. Is the play seen here normal (I can't imagine it is)? 2. Is this likely to be solved with new bearings, etc. as found in a master rebuild kit? 3. I can get a rebuilt T-5 for $850 or a used AX-15 with the bellhousing from the proper year of TJ for $500. What would you do? IMG_2183.MOV