Transmissions

The Wrangler YJ was produced with four different transmissions. Depending on the year the vehicle and the engine it had determined which transmission it was outfitted with. There were three different manual transmissions and one automatic transmission.

Manual Transmissions

  • 4-cylinder models came with the Aisin-Warner AX-5. This was a 5-speed manual transmission.
  • 6-cylinder models built from 1987-1989 came with the Peugeot BA-10. This was a 5-speed manual transmission. The Peugeot BA-10 has long been touted as the worst transmission ever put into a Jeep vehicle - EVER!
  • 6-cylinder models built from 1990-95 came with the Aisin-Warner AX-15. This was a 5-speed manual transmission that had plenty of strength to handle any condition the Jeep was driving in -- on or off-road. It has been reported that some 1989 models were lucky enough to come from the factory with one of these.

Automatic Transmissions

  • All models with an automatic transmission came with the Aisin-Warner AW30-40. This was a 4-speed automatic transmission with an overdrive fourth gear.
Factory Jeep Wrangler YJ Transmission Specifications
TRANSMISSION SPEEDS 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH REVERSE YEARS
AX-5 5 3.93 2.33 1.45 1.00 0.85 4.74 1987-94
AX-5 5 3.93 2.33 1.45 1.00 0.79 4.22 1989-95
BA10 5 4.03 2.33 1.45 1.00 0.79 3.39 1987-89
Transmission Reverse Gear AX5 for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1998-02 18886.34 Omix

Transmission Reverse Gear AX5 for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1998-02 18886.34 Omix

$125.17
Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 43193

Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 43193

$75.00
Transmission 1st Gear (AX4-AX5) for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1989-02 18886.36 Omix

Transmission 1st Gear (AX4-AX5) for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1989-02 18886.36 Omix

$168.57
Transmission 1st Gear Bearing AX5 for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1984-1988 Omix

Transmission 1st Gear Bearing AX5 for Jeep Cherokee Wrangler 1984-1988 Omix

$54.53
Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 22383

Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 22383

$95.00
Rear Drive Shaft 4 Cylinder Manual Transmission Fits 94-95 WRANGLER 7673

Rear Drive Shaft 4 Cylinder Manual Transmission Fits 94-95 WRANGLER 7673

$125.00
Jeep Ax5 transmission front case housing Wrangler Cherokee 2.5 AX-5 4 cyl 84-02

Jeep Ax5 transmission front case housing Wrangler Cherokee 2.5 AX-5 4 cyl 84-02

$30.00
Transfer Case Model 207 Automatic Transmission Fits 87 WRANGLER 1870

Transfer Case Model 207 Automatic Transmission Fits 87 WRANGLER 1870

$200.00
Rear Transmission Case Shaft Seal For 94-01 Jeep Wrangler Cherokee Grand WQ48R1

Rear Transmission Case Shaft Seal For 94-01 Jeep Wrangler Cherokee Grand WQ48R1

$28.15
Flywheel/Flex Plate Automatic Transmission 6-242 Fits 91-95 WRANGLER 19506

Flywheel/Flex Plate Automatic Transmission 6-242 Fits 91-95 WRANGLER 19506

$40.00
Transfer Case Model 207 Automatic Transmission Fits 87 WRANGLER 7414

Transfer Case Model 207 Automatic Transmission Fits 87 WRANGLER 7414

$210.00
Omix-Ada 18608.10 Transmission Mount AX15 For Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006

Omix-Ada 18608.10 Transmission Mount AX15 For Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006

$41.90
Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 182374

Flywheel/Flex Plate Manual Transmission 4-150 Fits 91-95 97-02 WRANGLER 182374

$62.99
AX4 AX5 Transmission Input Seal Jeep Wrangler YJ TJ Cherokee XJ and CJ

AX4 AX5 Transmission Input Seal Jeep Wrangler YJ TJ Cherokee XJ and CJ

$9.99
Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-02 Factory 2.5 4 Cyl AX5 5 Speed Manual Transmission Shifter

Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-02 Factory 2.5 4 Cyl AX5 5 Speed Manual Transmission Shifter

$44.99
Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-02 Factory 2.5 4 Cyl AX5 5 Speed Manual Transmission Shifter

Jeep Wrangler TJ 97-02 Factory 2.5 4 Cyl AX5 5 Speed Manual Transmission Shifter

$35.99
Jeep Wrangler transmission to bellhousing bolts AX5 AX15  TJ YJ Wrangler Jeep

Jeep Wrangler transmission to bellhousing bolts AX5 AX15 TJ YJ Wrangler Jeep

$24.99
Jeep Wrangler 94-02 YJ TJ  AX5 EXTERNAL Transmission BELL HOUSING Set 2.5L 5Spd

Jeep Wrangler 94-02 YJ TJ AX5 EXTERNAL Transmission BELL HOUSING Set 2.5L 5Spd

$149.99
Omix-Ada Manual Transmission Shifter Boot Retainer Bezel FOR Jeep Tj Wrangler

Omix-Ada Manual Transmission Shifter Boot Retainer Bezel FOR Jeep Tj Wrangler

$11.24
Jeep Wrangler AX5 Shifter Assembly Tower AX-5 5 Speed Manual Transmission TJ

Jeep Wrangler AX5 Shifter Assembly Tower AX-5 5 Speed Manual Transmission TJ

$134.99

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