kids padock basher

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 13:51
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sorry not 4wd related . the kids have 83 xe falcon ute auto, they took off to drive it and it has lost all foward and reverse movment just acts as if it is netueral. does it sound like a stuffed gearbox?
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:05

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:05
I presume it is not in neutral and not bogged? Could be anything! Wouldn't jump to the conclusion that it's the gear box. Brings back memories of my youthful days and paddock bashing when most of the problems were not at all mechanical but rather physical, like trees, oh and one rollover, getting bogged was a common problem as was running out of fuel.

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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:05

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:05
Bit hard to say, could be lots of things.
Check these out 1. is the tail shaft turning but not the back wheels?
2.does the ute try to move forward or back a little?
3.does the gear selector lever feel normal?
4.does the auto trans still have fluid?
5. does the car smell of burnt oil?
6.are there any squeals or grinding noises?
If I don't get back to your reply I'm sure someone else will help out. Rus.
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:12

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:12
G'day,
Get under it, drop the pan off, check for "bits & pieces", in none found, clean the filter screen, put the pan back on ( change gasket if required ) and refill with new fluid. With a bit of luck, it might come back to life. If not, it's either a job for an auto mechanic or a right - off.
Good luck.
Bazza.
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Reply By: Laura B - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:20

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:20
this might be a huge quess but check that the gear selector (if auto) is connected to the gear box there is a pin that jions them together.
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Follow Up By: camship - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:03

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:03
I had an Xf years ago, same problem, it was a screwed auto. I hope htis is not the problem, but you can pick up an auto cheap from a wrecker $150 or less.
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Reply By: tex1972 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:05

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:05
sudden direction change eg forward gear into reverse gear equals stuffed sprag clutch
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Reply By: westBob - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:20

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:20
thanks i will have a look tomorrow cheers BOB
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:55

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:55
Pretty sure they run a borg warner 35 auto in which case yep it will be stuffed and you ae lucky it didnt die 20 years ago
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