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  1. I had read (possibly incorrectly) that the computers for the obd1 systems would have either lower or higher idle issues and that a computer swap would correct this, but maybe it was just for the renix years. Either way, a guy had done a obd2 swap in his cherokee and gave me the computer for not much more than shipping costs so I'm not too worried about it. When i get to the point where I actually swap the trans, I'll do a test of both computers and see if there's any change for the community!
  2. I think I can source that pretty easily from ebay or deadjeep, but we'll see! I was able to source another part of the puzzle earlier this week, a computer from a 91' XJ that came factory with a 4.0 and a manual. That should just swap in I believe and correct any issues as far as pcm/tcm go.
  3. When I bought the truck, the previous owner had been planning to manual swap it at some point, and had begun to round up some parts. The truck came with an AX15 and manual pedal set. I've done some digging and found that the trans should be a 94-96 model, however when searching that number I come up with links to a 97 model. More interesting still, it's an internal slave bellhousing, so idk what's going on there. So I've had those pieces, but recently I started working on gathering more of the swap parts. Was able to find a guy parting out a cherokee with the stepped crossmember and ax15 mount plate. And then since the trans didn't come with a shifter at all, I found a different person selling a complete shifter assembly including the manual floor pan cover and all the accessories. Making good progress, still need to come up with a manual pcm for my year, although I think any from 91-95 mj or xj should work. Then I need to source an external slave bearing retainer, bellhousing and all the related clutch/flywheel parts to convert it. Finally I need to get the pre-bled master and slave assembly and I think that should be most of the hard parts I'll need.
  4. Thanks Pete, I meant to put this in my build thread initially, not my VIN thread Correct. If you can, measure your crank just in case. If your engine ever got swapped, you could have a different crank. I think that's another reason to not rush this swap and maybe do it over the winter. There's NO telling what this truck has seen in its life!
  5. Okay, so then I would need part # PB-7501357 if I'm reading correctly?
  6. I realize now that the picture is terribly small when uploaded, but I'm pretty sure it's right at 3/4". I didn't think to check for in/out play at all but good to hear that the up/down and side to side play isn't anything to be worried about. Being that my truck is a 91, I'm probably going to need to swap for the later pilot bushing if I'm understanding the years correctly.
  7. I suppose that's possible, I think this is the larger (cherokee?) input shaft diameter isn't it? One more thing I notice is the shaft seems to have some play in it vertically, but spins freely with no shifter.
  8. I went ahead and updated my Build thread here : https://comancheclub.com/topic/62112-1j7ft66s5ml625198/?tab=comments#comment-692021 Posted up some info on the transmission specifically
  9. I've been gathering parts for a AX15 manual swap, and have been researching and looking into everything that goes into that. I was able to get out to the shed today and grab the serial # off the trans. I found an old thread that said #52108048AB should be a 94-96 model, but then when I search for that specific number, I come up with links to a 97 cherokee tranny so I'm not sure what's going on. It's an internal slave model so that's another confusing point, as I've read that they should have all been external slave by then. I need to see if there's some way to bench test and make sure it's shifting nice before I swap it, or just open it up and see what the inside looks like.
  10. If I had the room to strip a vehicle I would, but I'm unfortunately not in that position right now
  11. I don't believe so. I need to get the model # and find out where it came from to begin with. It's an internal slave model I was going to convert edit: I put out some feelers to see if anyone has one available for sale. I checked ebay and whatnot, and you're right they seem very scarce. If I can't find anything I suppose I'll have to fabricate something myself but idk.
  12. The p.o. had the transmission by itself and included that and a pedal set in the sale when I bought the truck. So I'm unfortunately trying to piece it all together without the benefit of a donor rig to pull from. Thank you for answering, that sounds pretty close to what I had been planning
  13. That would be great, does AC/cruise matter to the computer?
  14. I had planned on getting a manual computer, I think any from a manual xj/mj will work through 95 or 96? So I need to have: Manual computer Ax15 w/external bellhousing Possibly manual crossmember Mount for trans Verify pilot bearing size Clutch for my year(?) Flywheel for my 91 Master/Slave setup Pedal setup Jump NSS Wire in reverse switch I think that's everything right? Edited for clarity
  15. that's good to hear, what did you do about the computer in your swap?
  16. Alright, so at least I know it can be done. Did either of you do anything with the steering wheel lock mechanism? I read one guy's account where it locked up on him leaving his driveway right after his manual swap (thankfully not on the road 5mins later!) and that made me nervous
  17. It's gonna take me some time to get all the parts rounded up anyways, but I'd really appreciate that when you get a chance!
  18. Do you happen to have a link to a how-to for removing the interlock? That sounds like exactly like what I'd like to do
  19. I'm in the process of accumulating parts for my manual swap in the 91' around towner truck, and I've come upon a few questions I can't seem to answer reading the guides. Thanks in advance 1. (column differences) I know the auto and manual columns are different regarding the key release with the auto lockout cable and manual without, but are they interchangeable? Is it possible to convert an auto console shift column for use with a manual console shift truck? I've found some info saying you can tie the lockout bar up and remove the cable entirely, does anyone have more info on that? Same goes with altering or removing the steering wheel lock, I'd rather it not try to lock up on me while driving because I missed something. This is a casual weekends vehicle and I really don't need to have a wheel lock for any reason. 2. (computer and NSS) I'm searching for a 91 or 92 manual 4.0 computer, but once that's swapped in, do you still need to jump the NSS pins? How did the factory bypass this originally? Is there a jumper harness on factory manual MJ's that I could get my hands on? Or does having the manual computer stop it from even looking for a NSS signal? I'd like to keep my column if at all possible as it's got tilt and cruise and has already had the wobbly bolts issue fixed, but I'd just like some more info.
  20. I'll make a point to stop by somewhere, thanks for your help to the both of you
  21. It looks like a P.O. might have tried to rattle can black a few places and overall it just looks like it spent a long 30 years in the Texas sun haha. Might be some damage on the tailgate but mostly just very faded. It's through to primer in a number of places.
  22. So thats just a factory black correct? I've toyed with the idea of repainting it just to restore the finish since it's got a lot of sun fade
  23. What line denotes the factory paint code?
  24. After a long and ridiculously(!) cold winter, I finally pulled it off the tender and got it outside for the first drive of the year. Checked all the fluids, let it warm up and the idle smooth out after the long sleep and took it to get a full tank of premium! After a long weekend cleaning up around the house, getting to drive the truck again was just the relief I needed! Need to get supplies for an oil change, and get back to the "to-do" list but overall, still immensely pleased with ownership of this truck.
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