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AX-15 Manual Transmission

Jeep Wranglers produced from 1997 through 1999 and equiped with the 6 cylinder engine came with this optional 5 speed, manual transmission. The identification code is on the bottom of the transmission. The first number is year of manufacture. The second and third numbers are month of manufacture. The next series of numbers is the transmission serial number.


Gear Ratios
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th R
3.83:1 2.33:1 1.44:1 1.00:1 0.79:1 4.22:1
Recommended Lubricant
Weight Type / Grade U.S. Metric
75W–90 API Grade GL–3 3.27 quarts 3.1 liters
Torque Specs
Item Ft. Lbs. N·m
Access Plugs 14 19
Adapter Housing to Transmission Bolts 25 34
Back-up Light Switch 32.5 44
Drain & Fill Plugs 32.5 44
Rear Transmission Mount Bolts (Bolts) 24-44 33-60
Rear X-Member Mounts (Nuts) 24-36 33-49
Transfer Case Mount (Nuts) 22-30 30-41
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