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    How hard is it to replace a Wrangler manual transmission?

    I've got a line on a 1998 4.0L Wrangler with a manual transmission for 2k. It's said to have transmission problems, and requires a tow to get it home. I'm just wondering how hard it would be to replace the manual transmission in this Jeep. I've never done transmission work, however I have pulled my transfer case and install a SYE. I have air tools and a nice floor jack, but no transmission jack.

    I see the local pick-n-pull has a few Cherokees, which I think have the same transmission (AX-15 right?). If the moons line up I could get a junk yard transmission for about $130.

    What do you guys think?
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    Re: How hard is it to replace a Wrangler manual transmission?

    its just as easy as anything else. you don't need a specific jack either, I have never had anything but those little 2 ton walmart jacks. and a manual transmission is light so its really not bad
    no more jeeps at this time. next time it will be a cj with a v8

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    Re: How hard is it to replace a Wrangler manual transmission?

    Thanks superj. Turns out it was sold before I got to it. I figured a TJ for 2K was too good to last.
    Sold same day it was listed.
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