Damn you AX-15

Well, my Jeep needs it’s first major mechanical repair… The story:

When driving to pick up my new (to me) tires before doing the lift, my transmission started acting funny. When shifting into fifth, it felt like it stuck. Long story short, I get a call today with the damage report: the main shaft bearings went bad so it was causing things to not line up 100% when shifting. 5th is toast and the synchros have been working pretty hard because of things not lining up properly.

Repairs needed:

New main bearings, new synchros all around, and a new 5th gear…

My wallet hurts. No wheeling or new tires for a while.