courier gear box

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 17:32
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We have a 2002 courier with 134,000 on the clock. I was having trouble selecting 1st gear and then reverse. On checking with mechanics we find that the gearbox is worn. Can we have your opions, thoughts, ideas and experiences please.(It is still under warranty thankgoodness, so this is not the issue, just the quality of the vehicle is in question)
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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 20:35

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 20:35
Auto or Manuel??

Is it a Ford or Mazda Gearbox as isn’t the Courier part Mazda part ford?
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Follow Up By: sepp5762 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:14

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:14
manual, five speed, Maza gearbox. Asked tonight when we picked it up, and it has had main bearing, sincros (????) and other things replaced.
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Reply By: Sarg - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:46

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:46
Tried changing the oil to a synthetic type? Or even cheched the oil levels.
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Reply By: OLDMAGPIE - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 12:16

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 12:16
i dont know wether this'll help or not but ive got one & had to replace the clutch after 50k (from previous owner) had a look at it & they dont seem to be very heavy duty ie small size etc & now at 65k im starting to feel first gear cog a bit more (if thats a good description?) ive heard nothing but fairly good reports about couriers & mazdas but imho you have to nurse them a bit & dont take that the wrong way as to your driving capabilities its just that i dont think their designed to go real hard over the rough stuff even though ive had a ball in ours on some rough trips ,keep an eye on the radiators (turbo) . i suppose if you look at all the other posts on this forum on any of the vehicles theirs always something going amiss on them,( & no, i dont specifically mean zd30's) thats my two bobs worth anyway cheers
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Reply By: Joombi - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:56

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 14:56
G'day,
My Boss & I have a 2002 Courier ute (Company vehicle) that has carried about 5-600kg all its life from new with a steel tray, canopy, water & 140l fuel tank, Steel Bar & winch & when it just clicked over 100,000k when we spat 5th gear... which Ford still fixed under warranty..(123,000 now, which were done hard over some of the worst Roads in North Queensland)

apart from this, absolutely no guts down low & its drinking habits (Small turbo Diesel with a lot of weight),we've had no problems with it & think it would be a great little ute under normal circumstances.....
& this is coming from 2 people that own 4 cruisers between us.....
Rick....
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Follow Up By: sepp5762 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:18

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:18
We have been unable to get an acurate fuel enconomy as it is a pain to fill, but thought smaller motor (ie 2.5) better fuel economy...obviously we are incorrect , but I can't comprehend why.
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Follow Up By: Joombi - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:54
The only thing I can put it down to is it struggles to pull the weight where as a bigger motor would have less effort, therefore not work as hard, this is just my thought...
we average about 600k's from 140l,
I would imagine this would get a lot better unloaded.
My 80 series Turbo wagon fully loaded for holidays, I get 650-700 k's from 90l (Just the front tank)
as far as filling the tank, turn the nozzle of the pump upside down so the hose rests over your shoulder & put it on the first click, this seems to work well on our ute... hope this helps you out some,
Rick....
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Follow Up By: sepp5762 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:26

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:26
Thanks, it's not looking promising tho, especially with such a shocking fuel usage.
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Follow Up By: OLDMAGPIE - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 23:05

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 23:05
g'day joombi,
where do you fit the 140l tank on the courier 'cause ill get one if its fairly easy to do
cheers
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Follow Up By: Joombi - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:32

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:32
OldMagpie,
I'm not real sure mate as it was fitted before I started work there, but I'll take an educated guess that they got it from TJM as it has been fitted out with everything else TJM before it was delivered to my boss, I'll as him on Monday & If I'm wrong, I'll let you know but if you don't see anymore form me, I was right
Rick.....
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Follow Up By: OLDMAGPIE - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:28

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:28
thanks joombi cheers
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