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jones
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Joined: 29 Jul 2007
Location: Pollock Pines Ca

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: AW4 trans problems Reply with quote

I have a 96 Cherokee, I recently noticed it was skipping second and wouldn't go into fourth. I took it in and the tranny shop said they could get my by for $1000 plus parts. When I asked how much a rebuild was he laughed $2500 plus parts. I can take out and put in myself but when I am looking what should I be aware of some one said they are the same from 91 through 96. Is this right? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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jeeppro
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Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Location: Rock Island, IL

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is the same. these trannys almost NEVER go bad, so I would not be scared @ all to install a junkyard one. You can probably get one for $200, and they are not hard to install. I have done them , maybe takes 4 or 5 hrs. Good luck!
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jones
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the help. So the only thing I need to worry about is its needs to be out of a 91 to 96. when I pull the tranny I am going to rebuilt the t-case is there any upgrades I should do there or is a stock rebuild okay
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jeeppro
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stock should be fine- the are pretty tough.
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your crazy and you have a np231 i believe you can get a wider chain . up to you .
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jones
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very new to this whats the benifit of a wider chain
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DavidXJ
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Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wider chain can be purchased from JB Conversions http://www.jbconversions.com/. It simply replaces one of the week links in the NP 231, which is that the chain is a bit under rated for 35" plus tires. But if you are running 33" and under tires and haven't added a bunch of horsepower, the stock NP231 should be fine (but you should definitely use a Slip Yoke Eliminator if running a 4" or higher lift). I think a bunch of other stock parts would break before your stock NP231 chain (or other stock T-case parts for that matter).

But if you have the money, have beefed up axles and u-joints, are heavy on the right pedal, and want a NP231 that handle a lot of abuse yet is fairly lightweight, JB Conversions has a few different poducts to eliminate the weak links of the 231.
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jeeppro
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davidxj is right- unless you are very seriously wheeling your xj or have 35inch or bigger itres, you will be fine. Ive wheeled a lot of almost stock jeeps and they take a lot of abuse- you will be fine
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