100 series standard diesel issues

Submitted: Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:20
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Are there any owners of 100 series standard diesel Cruisers who get an annoying rattle from the transfer case stick at around 60 kph and a general growl from the transfer case at most speeds? All this in high range of course. If so have you been able to solve it and if so how? The dealer admits to there being an issue but Toyota is not willing to do anything about it.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:34

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:34
You pay a lot of money for that sound.

The fix, you could try a heavier gear oil but that could make the gear change a bit harder. A bit more carpet on the transmission tunnel or turn the radio up a bit more.

I would also check that the gear levers are not loose or rubbing where they enter the gear box. Check under the rubber boot of the gear lever, and there is a plate, remove this and the top of the gear box can be seen.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:04

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:04

No rattle in transfer lever, but do have a "rumble" of sorts from under there. Ours has only done about 27k, so am not real worried at this stage. Not sure if we have dropped out any oils yet to check for metal, don't think so.

Our local tojo dealer(500 km away), has been pretty good with repairs to 79 series, diffs & g'box. No questions asked, but all problems have been under 100K.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:43

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 15:43
GEE.... They dont sound like very good vehicles do they,GU owners....lucky it's only transmission noises and not the lower wishbones falling off i guess LOL. OOOPPPPss sorry... just kiddin"
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:40

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:40
100 series standards dont have lower wishbones...............................................
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:04

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:04
Spot on Davo. LOL.
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Reply By: Member - Alan S (NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:12

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:12
I dropped mine in for warranty repairs and included the rattle as you stated in the list of issues. It came back after two days of labour and was told that the problem could not be found. For some strange reason the rattle went away during the visit to the Toyota dealership.
I think its coming back so I am also intersted in constructive responses.

(Am getting fed up with the mine is better than yours agrument, it old and juvenile)
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Follow Up By: Moose - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:53

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:53
G'day Alan
This query was on behalf of a mate (I drive an 80 series). He's currently installing sound deadening material and I'll let you know if he finds it any better.
Completely agree re the totally pointless comments - if they haven't anything worthwhile to contribute then they should just keep out of it.
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Reply By: Member - Johnno - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:10

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:10
Hi Moose

I have a 2002 Std Diesel 100 series wagon with 75,000 klm . Exactly same problem. I firstly removed rubber gear/trf lever boot and greased and packed foam rubber around trf lever to absorbe rattle. Worked a bit then came back along with a nagging clutch shudder. Transfer rattle was magnified around 60-70 kph during deceleration. As under warranty still, the dealer agreed it was a problem and replaced clutch and a bearing or two in trf case. Problem seems to have been fixed but I think I should have had clutch machined prior to fitting new clutch kit. Some rattle still there but this is caused by the transfer lever vibrating. Will replace foam again. I mean time have put a heavy rubber band around both gear and trf levers and this has stopped irritating rattle. Amazing when you consider they are over 50 grand and most owners of them I have come across complain of similar probs.

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Reply By: floyd - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 13:11

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 13:11
Get a dealer to fix it under warranty. Take it to another dealer if they wont do it. I had the same problem with my 99 Hilux at 60,000 and just put up with it thinking that it was not a problem and just one of those "inevitable" noises that 4WD's get. Guess what. A bearing went in the gearbox when the car was 6 months out of warranty. $1000.00 to get a new bearing kit put in with labour. Insist that it gets repaired under warranty.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 14:07

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 14:07
That'll teach for buying crap !!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:00

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:00
Touché Baz.

What goes around . . .
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Follow Up By: floyd - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:57

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:57
Baz Baz Baz, Water off a ducks back mate.

You can talk about buying crap, what was it first??? A Ford Explorer and then what was it??? A Land Rover.

I do believe that you are the one buying Crap. Not once but twice. 2 lots of Crap. Firstly the most ugly, most likely to break down, weak as pi$$, undrivable, highest depreciated vehicle, worst back up service and troubled car on the market. And then there is the Land Rover. All of the above plus more.

Tell me you know four wheel driving. Just look at your photos. Who is the brain surgeon standing on the road only a few metres directly below a 2 ton vehicle that is descending. That is a fatality waiting to happen. Who is the nut getting a 4WD vehicle airborn eh.
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:20

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:20
G'day Moose,
Back in the 60's/70's when I punted around in the 45 and 55 series Tojo's, same problem. They all did it in our fleet. Keeping the left foot on the lever stopped the noise. Then I found that an occy strap tied back from the lever to a convenient spot under the dash also fixed the problem. Toyota may have a similar fix today if you check.
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