Ford courier

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:20
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I have recently bought a courier 4x4 turbo diesel 130,ks I am now noticing a whining from the rear end I have changed the diff oil and it is still there.Has any one had any problems in this area otherwise it goes extremely well.Spoke to a diff mechanic and he said they are very soft in this department.When should the timing belt be changed
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:35

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:35
Normally the timing belts are either 100k or 150k. I'd being doing it now regardless, better to be safe than sorry. You sure the noise is not a wheel bearing or axel bearing at the back end? I spose you could always get the diff rebuilt, surley it would'nt be too dear to do.

Is it an LSD or open diff, did you put the right type of oil in it?
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Reply By: mark I - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:07

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:07
Thanks Jeff it is a LSD and yes I made sure the right oil went in it. What came out of it though I will never know it didn't look to flash as for the timing belt it will be replaced ASAP
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Reply By: Neville M (VIC - Melb) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:48

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 16:48
Have a Courier also but only 35ks, look in the service book, mine outlines when things should be changed according to ford. Just been across the Simpson and went well.
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Reply By: Exploder - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:02

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:02
Be careful with the ford servicing outline, IMO they have a bad habet of overestimating the service life of some fluid’s and part’s. Example on my car, Radiator coolant (Change interval not mentioned in book) On coolant bottle 100,000k’s or 3 years, Rear diff oil at 150,000k’s, Spark plug’s 150,000k’s (They are platinum) so alright but still seam’s a bit long. Get my drift.

Now the auto gearbox according to the book never gets a fluid change or service (From memory),
and the front diff and transfer case get done at 100,000k’s but the rear doesn’t get touched till 150,000, Bugged if I know why.
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Follow Up By: phil - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 14:24

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 14:24
Hi,
I have a Mazda Bravo, 2000 Diesel 4WD, which is the same as Courier.
The owners manual servicing table shows timing belt at 100K. Coolant, brake fluid, all oils, front wheel bearing grease at 40K intervals.
I do engine oil and filter at 5K intervals, or 6 months.
Phil I
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 00:40

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 00:40
Before you spend any money on the diff centre, ARB are in development at the moment on part no. RD123 - Air locker for Courier/Bravo rear diff. Mine's on backorder.

My Courier...

Dave
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Follow Up By: mark I - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:07

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 17:07
Dave

How much money are we talking for the diff locker ?

Do they replace your old diff with the locker ?

Mark
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 18:15

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 18:15
It replaces the old diff centre. The cost depends on whether you already have an on board compressor or not. About $1300 I think for the air locker. I didn't ask I just ordered it.

They'll finalise the price when the production starts I spose. You could ask an ARB dealer or look at the cost of other lockers for different vehicles in their catalog.

Dave
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