gearbox 80 series

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 19:01
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got 96 80 series having trouble engaging 2nd gear when down shifting also gear box is starting to rattle alot when backing off. only done 240.000 any suggestions on what could be (bearings or sharft) thanks russ
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:45

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:45
Hi Russell.
The rattle will be in the clutch. I presume it is a diesel.
Go to a caltex depot and buy some Textrans or in the Mobil it is 424 fluid. You can also buy it from Coventry Spare Parts or Ford. Put this in your gearbox and you should note a considerable improvement.
If replacing the clutch, do yourself a favour and install a genuine toyota one and not an after market one. I put in a Daiken clutch and had nothing but dramas with noise, later put in a Toyota one and bingo no dramas. I have 277 000 k's on mine now.
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Reply By: Chucky - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:50

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 20:50
I have a '94 80 series with 253,00 on the clock doing the same thing, but when I double clutch I don't have a problem and if a give the stick a little nudge towards first before going into 2nd from 3rd I don't have a problem either. But it is now starting to catch a little when going from 4th to 3rd if I am doing more than about 50km/h. I have been told it's the syncros and will cost about $450 to repair, if I remove the box and reinstall it. I have only gone to one place so far so I don't know how good that costing is, but I can keep you updated as I find out.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 08:51

Friday, Jan 07, 2005 at 08:51
Bear in mind there are two different gearbox's fitted to the Landcruiser.
The GXL runs a different box compared to the DX model. The DX model is alot cheaper to overhaul than the GXL as they have different styles of Synchros.
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Reply By: paul & paula - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 21:42

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 21:42
hi russell would'nt believe it i have the exact same problem with my 80 series and your responses have helped me with my 4x4 hope your problem is fixed.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 22:57

Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 at 22:57
The 80series gearboxes are finicky with oil. Most popular solution is to use Castrol VMX-M 75/90. Seems to improve the shifting no end.

If that doesn't work, consider the other options.
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