Dicky gearbox

Drewswb

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I've got a funky 3rd gear it's just a synchro but can't even get a quote on fixing it. Secondhand box goes in as soon as my wife finishes destroying the clutch that's in it
 

typhoeus

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Yes, its likely to be a combination of worn bearings/ thust washers, worn selector detent balls, weak detent springs, or loose selector forks , you cant tell till you pull it apart, at which time you should be prepared for the worse. . Fastr to change out the box so you are not off the road for too long. That inconvenience could also start costing you in lost time/money
 
Yes, its likely to be a combination of worn bearings/ thust washers, worn selector detent balls, weak detent springs, or loose selector forks , you cant tell till you pull it apart, at which time you should be prepared for the worse. . Fastr to change out the box so you are not off the road for too long. That inconvenience could also start costing you in lost time/money
Yes, its likely to be a combination of worn bearings/ thust washers, worn selector detent balls, weak detent springs, or loose selector forks , you cant tell till you pull it apart, at which time you should be prepared for the worse. . Fastr to change out the box so you are not off the road for too long. That inconvenience could also start costing you in lost time/money
There's a fair but of variàtion in price on eBay/gumtree and 'cos I'm not even good enough to be called a bad mechanic, I don't know whether I'm getting shafted or not - Pedders quoted me$800 odd for parts only and I've been told I can do a lot better than that
 

Drewswb

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Learning how by swapping out a gearbox is a good place to start then simple procedure , that always ends up being awkward,heavy and almost impossible to get one bolt out. But there's a certain satisfaction when it finally goes back in the hole
 
Yes, its likely to be a combination of worn bearings/ thust washers, worn selector detent balls, weak detent springs, or loose selector forks , you cant tell till you pull it apart, at which time you should be prepared for the worse. . Fastr to change out the box so you are not off the road for too long. That inconvenience could also start costing you in lost time/money
Thanks for your help mate - I've been quoted anywhere between$400 & 900 for a brand spanker, but I see some on eBay e.t.c.for about_$100 - $150 - should I be wary?
 

Drewswb

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$150 for a gearbox seems horribly cheap , happy lucky Shopper stuff. I by heaps of crap off flea bay but with the amount of effort it takes to put a gear box in think I would be spending more, you won't know if it's any good until it's in. Even $900 for a new gearbox sounds bloody good
 
Learning how by swapping out a gearbox is a good place to start then simple procedure , that always ends up being awkward,heavy and almost impossible to get one bolt out. But there's a certain satisfaction when it finally goes back in the hole
Well, it'd probably be a lot easier for me to do a straight up change over, rather than pull mine apart & try to figure out what's wrong - I am a pensioner, but money's not the problem, my lack of diagnostic ability & amature mechanical skills are what get me into strife. . . . and, of course dodgy operators recognise this and take me to the cleaners by doing a 3rd rate job & charging me premium for it - I've had enough!
 
$150 for a gearbox seems horribly cheap , happy lucky Shopper stuff. I by heaps of crap off flea bay but with the amount of effort it takes to put a gear box in think I would be spending more, you won't know if it's any good until it's in. Even $900 for a new gearbox sounds bloody good
Sorry mate - that was my quote for a steering pump - l haven't really started looking at gearboxes yet - being on the pension, I can only afford one disaster at a time
 

Drewswb

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Flea bay water pumps should be fine I've got one and a timing belt in my Pajero . Try Water pumps direct . ( I would do the link thing but you would odds on get sent to a questionable porn site )
 

Colly18

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I guess the short-term solution is run it in 4th. I assume you will have done this already(?) but for peace of mind, check in with Australian Ford Forums http://www.fordforums.com.au/ to get Courier owners views. Also there is plenty of internet advice if you google "2002 Ford Courier manual slipping out of 5th gear".
I know it can be hard finding a mechanic/auto technician you can trust (which is why I do almost everything mechanical and service wise myself). So maybe do some asking around with acquaintances about trusted mechanics and also cross reference them with your state motoring association accredited repairers to select someone you can approach with some confidence.
 

typhoeus

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My old lux used to jump out of 5th.especially if i back off quickly & then put the foot down. I just used to lean my left leg on the shifter. It went like that for a few years before i sold it.
 
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