The CJ-5 was produced from 1955 through 1983.
Many engine options have been offered for the CJ-5 over it's long
production run. The original engine offered in the CJ-5 was the
"Hurricane" F-Head 134 I4.
The first optional engine offerred for the CJ-5 was the
Perkins 192 I4
diesel followed by the
"Dauntless" Buick 225 V6.
When AMC purchased Jeep from Kaiser, they soon made the AMC
304 available in the CJ-5.
The last three years of production, the
GM 151 I4
was the standard engine.
The T-90 3 speed was the standard
transmission for the CJ-5 for many years. It's close brother,
the T-86 3 speed was used with CJ-5s
with the Dauntless V6. The T-14
replaced the T-90 and later the beefy
T-15 was used with CJ-5 with the 304. The
T-98 was an optional 4 speed for the CJ-5 until 1971 when
the T-18 became the optional 4
speed. In 1976, the T-150 became
the 3 speed for the CJ-5. In 1980, the heavy duty 3 speeds
and 4 speeds were no longer offered. The lighter duty
T-5 were used.
The CJ-5 never came with an automatic from the factory.
The CJ-5 used the Dana 18 from '55
until '71. In '72 they switched to the
Dana 20. From '80-'83 they used the
The CJ-5 was first offered with the Dana 25
until 1965. The Dana 27 replaced it and
was used until 1971. From 1972-1983, the Dana 30
was used in the CJ-5.
The Dana 44 with two piece shafts was
used in the CJ-5 until mid-1970. A Dana 44
with one piece shafts replaced it after that until 1975. After 1976
the AMC 20 was used.
Serial Number Locations
For CJ-5s manufactured from 1955 through 1970, The vehicle serial
number is stamped on a metal plate located on the firewall, under
the hood, on the passenger side.
Thanks to Kevin Mullin for serial number location information.