AnswerID: 4559 Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 02, 2002 at 00:00
I hate to be the fly in the ointment but, yes - some Jackaroos do have problems with very noisy transmissions. I own a 98 SE V6 as any member of this forum
or the Overlander forum
willl know, and although I am extremely happy with my Jack, I have had all the bearings replaced on 1,2,3 & 5 gears to counteract the "whine". It appears that this could be inherent in the design - although not affecting all Jacks. I have a mate who has a 2000 V6 and he has developed the same "whine" whilst still under full factory waranty. GMH completely replaced 1,2,3 & 5 gears plus the bearings. I have had the fault explained to me by a mechanic friend of mine - something to do with "cluster bearings" [whatever they are - I'm not a mechanic as you can see]. Despite this I am told that the fault is not threatening to the vehicle's gearbox - just an annoying noise. So, as you can see, SOME Jacks do suffer this problem. enjoy the bush.
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