broken Hilux

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 00:24
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i've got a mate with a broken hilux. about a '02 model 3Litre diesel. he's had 2 clutches through it and a new gearbox. tonight he couldn't select a gear, wouldn't go into any, could be crunched into reverse. my theory is that there is something else wrong with it causing the strain on the clutch and box.
does anyone have suggestions where to look?
thanks, simple
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:10

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 08:10
Bugga.....
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:19
No Idea, didn't think Toyota's ever broke..?
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:36

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:36
Yeah I think it must have had a ZD30 transplant.... ;-)

I know a fair bit about the motor he's got (1KZ-TE) but absolutally nothing about the manual gearbox in those... I havn't heard of any gearbox problems with ANY recent model hilux that I can think of off the top of my head. Normally hilux's break front diff's or CV's if anything. Mind you previous to putting the 1KZ-TE motor in them, they never had any power either, so why would they go through gearbox's! LOL!

Somthings not right, but if the toyota dealers mechanic/apprentice's have been doing the work, I think you'll find that the problem lies in bad workmanship on the previous work. Get them to fix it under warranty and cross your fingers that they actually do it right this time.
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Follow Up By: Doggy Tease - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:07

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:07
toyota's dont break Jeff,,,,they just fall apart...lol.
just ask around to any nisan owner....take a toyo on a trip, and something on it will break,,,,,,even just doing the powerlines.....lol

meow.

rick.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:14

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:14
Be careful where you take your Toyota for repairs, I have heard Nissan are paying some Toyota mechanics large sums of money to bodge various repairs. It's a conspiracy theory that has been doing the rounds following unheard of Toyota failures, failures that wouldn't be possible without human intervention.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:00

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:00
ROTFL, yeah I've broken mine twice on the power lines!!, both times somthing fell off! hahaha!

But honestly, I've only taken the Yota to Toyota a couple of times for repairs and both times they rooted it up, left bolts undone, coolant surge tank floating around the engine bay etc. Usless bastards...
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:19
Hi Simple,
Just a thought.
When you push down on the clutch pedal, does it actually do anything underneath at the slave cylinder??

Yonks ago I ripped the hydraulic hose away from the slave cylinder on a Land rover S2. Same symptoms but managed to get home with a lot of luck with the traffic in Perth. Started in gear in Low Range and shifted clutchless right up through the gears.

Cheers
Disco
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Reply By: simple - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:17

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:17
I told him to buy a nissan, didn't go down to well given the circumstances

He bought it second hand. i thought maybe it could've been in an accident enought to knock something outof align and causing the stress. we noticed last night the bullbar isn't quite level, but that could just be the fitting, or it could be the chassis out
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Reply By: extfilm - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:05

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 19:05
my late model 2003 hilux broke the gearbox at 80,000 k's and only 18 mths old.......... I insisted on another car to replace it until repairs were carried out as the luxy was under warranty. It took them a month to fix and the problem was found to be the Layshaft bearing had failed...... I spoke with another dealer and they have told me there has been a few of these where the layshaft bearing fails. I was doing 110k/h when it went and was lucky was only 10km from the dealer I bought it from and not in the boondocks somewhere..........
Anyway another common problem is if the car has been raised and not done properly, then u create all sorts of unusual wear from the tailshaft, through the box and right up to the motor..... Had a guy I worked with who bought a 2000 hilux 2 years ago and it had been raised...... It had to have the rear mainseal replaced..... the car had only done 120 000k's....... Obviously the work was not carried out correctly
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